An initial assessment by the physical therapist will help identify the cause and extent of injury. Combined with diagnostic testing and medication (as advised by a physician), physical therapy can help with pain relief and increase in range of motion in the acute stage.
As the patient improves, the therapist may decide to use ultrasound wave treatment and mild electric stimulation. As the pain reduces, the therapist prescribes a progressive, supervised exercise program. The entire plan of care promotes healing, reduces pain and improves function.
There are several things that physical therapy can do for you. Decreased pain, improved strength and mobility and a higher quality of life are just a few examples of the benefits of physical therapy. The strength and stability of your spinal muscles is one of the most important aspects of your well being, and we encourage you to schedule an appointment with us. You might be surprised with the things you discover after an initial evaluation.
We appreciate the opportunity to serve you, and we look forward to working with you.