Back injuries are among the most common injuries in the United States. These injuries may stem from on the job injuries, car accidents, congenital defects, muscle imbalances, posture or a variety of other conditions. Many of these injuries can be successfully treated with physical therapy.
As with other conditions, our physical therapists begin your recovery with a thorough assessment of your condition. Then, a treatment plan is devised for your specific needs. Treatments will initially focus on your most urgent needs such as controlling inflammation, reducing muscle spasm, and providing your tissues with the proper environment they need to heal. Typically, this phase of your recovery requires a very hands on approach by your physical therapist.
As your condition improves we will increasingly focus on your long term well being. We will teach you what you need to do to improve the function of your back and guide you through a program tailored to you. Generally, an exercise program specific to your body’s needs is an integral part of this phase of treatment. Our goal is to get you feeling better as quickly as possible and condition your body so that you can avoid problems in the future.