What are some common Physical Therapy practices to relieve neck or back pain?
The focus of Elite Physical Therapy is to locate the root cause of the neck or back pain and fix the problem. Generally the source of pain in the neck and back is in its supporting structures such as the spinal joints, discs, or muscles. The surrounding muscles and ligaments may become inflamed and irritated, and posture may become misaligned causing pain and movement problems.
How do I find the solution that’s right for me?
Physical Therapy is a natural way of helping your body recover from neck and back pain. At Elite Physical Therapy, your neck and back is extensively evaluated by a Doctor of Physical Therapy who has years of training in medical evaluation of musculoskeletal back and neck conditions. You are assigned your personal Physical Therapist for your entire care plan, who helps you achieve long lasting relief, normal mobility, and improved healthy function. The treatment plan may include modalities to relieve pain, specialized gentle manual therapy techniques like massage, stretching, and mobilization to increase soft tissue and joint mobility, and specific corrective spinal exercises to rebuild your spinal strength and posture.
When do I know it’s time to see a Physical Therapist for my back/neck pain?
Generally speaking, if a painful problem arises and does not go away on its own after a week, it is a good idea to see an Elite Physical Therapist—we call this the “one week rule”. Putting it off longer typically leads to the condition worsening, resulting in more time and money to fix in the long run. In this case, simply ask your doctor for a prescription order for Elite Physical Therapy. Our administrative staff will take care of everything for you with your insurance company, so that you fully know your insurance benefits before you begin.