Physical therapy for spine-related issues, such as back pain, arthritis, or musculoskeletal issues that need orthopedic intervention falls within a subset of physical therapy itself. While a person may see an orthopedic doctor or even make an appointment with their local PT, a physical therapist who is experienced in caring for the spine through additional training and education can lead to better rehabilitation outcomes. Learn more below about spine physical therapy and care, and more about how our expert team at Evolution can help you get started on the right treatment plan for either rehab or in some cases, as an alternative to surgery.
Where can I get Specialized Spinal Physical Therapy?
Any of our locations will be able to treat your spine-related condition. Because every patient is different, your PT or DPT will create a custom treatment plan tailored to your individual needs. To get started with one of our physical therapists, explore our locations or fill out a Request an Appointment form today.
What is Spinal Physical Therapy
Also referred to as orthopedic spine care, spinal physical therapy is a specialized type of PT intended to rehabilitate conditions related to the diseases or injury of the spine. These conditions can include sciatica, scoliosis, lower or upper back pain, herniated discs, and more. More generalized conditions such as arthritis, pain of the head or neck, and sprains or strains might also benefit from a treatment plan centered around spinal physical therapy. Often, therapies such as strengthening of core muscles, manual therapy, or the McKenzie therapy method are employed in spine-related therapy, as is electrical stimulation for some patients. At Evolution, many of our physical therapists practice spine care as a specialization and employ the best practices to specifically rehabilitate injuries or illnesses related to the spine.
Benefits of Spinal Physical Therapy
When you have a spine condition, the benefit of targeted treatment by a specialized physical therapist can have many benefits, including:
- Regain strength and mobility
- Pain management and/or pain relief
- Avoid dependency on pain relief medicine
- May help avoid surgery for some individuals
- Balance improvement and fall avoidance
- Evaluation of condition pre-surgery by a specialized therapist
Who should consider Spinal Physical Therapy?
Spinal PT can be beneficial for people who suffer from some of the following conditions.
- Individuals with chronic neck, back, or shoulder pain
- Those post-surgery who are referred for orthopedic spine care
- People with slipped discs
- People with scoliosis
- Treatment for spondylosis and spondylolisthesis
- As a primary treatment option before surgery for certain musculoskeletal issues
Get Spine Care at Evolution Physical Therapy
If your doctor is recommending spine-specific physical therapy or you would like to have an evaluation before trying surgery, reach out to us at your nearest Evolution location via phone. Or, set up an appointment with one of our licensed physical therapists via our Request an Appointment form. It’s not too late to start living your life the way you want and starting down a path of recovery today.
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