In general, the goals of physical are to decrease pain, restore prior level of function, and provide education on how to prevent reoccurrences. This should include a program that enables the patient to continue their progress after Physical Therapy treatment has been completed.
Acutely, physical therapy treatment may focus on decreasing pain and calming symptoms with passive treatment. These therapies are considered passive because they are done to the patient. Examples of passive Physical Therapy Treatment include: Hot & Cold Packs TENS Ultrasound Massage Mechanical Traction Passive stretching and range of motion. For more information on passive Physical…Read more
In addition to passive therapies, active physical therapy (exercise) is also necessary to rehabilitate patients experiencing neck and back pain. Generally, a patient's back exercise program should encompass a combination of the following: Active Range of Motion Exercises. Flexibility exercises. Spinal Stabilization Exercises. Core Strengthening Exercises. This type of treatment requires the guidance from an…Read more
Spinal pain can result from repetitive over use, sprains, strains, osteoarthritis, RA, or traumatic events such as auto collisions, falls, or work related accidents.