Chronic back pain can make it harder for you to enjoy daily life. Whether it hurts to sit at your desk trying to work, or it’s difficult for you to walk because of low back pain, physical therapy can help. Here at PT Link Physical Therapy, we provide treatment options for people who are dealing with chronic back pain. Get back to the activities you love when you work with a physical therapist to address weak muscles and poor posture that can lead to chronic pain conditions.
Assessing Your Physical Therapy Needs
Here at PT Link, we provide services for residents of Toledo, Lambertville, Fairborn, Bowling Green and the surrounding areas. You will meet with a physical therapist to discuss your concerns and a complete evaluation will be done. You will talk about your medical history and why you are coming in for treatment. After your evaluation, a treatment plan will be developed to provide you with the treatment you need to heal.
Your Treatment Goals in Physical Therapy
When you establish treatment goals in physical therapy, it is designed to measure your progress in treatment. Treatment goals might include less pain, better range of motion, or increased strength. Your physical therapist will talk to you about goals you can work on during treatment and will design a therapy program to help you meet these goals.
What to Expect in Physical Therapy
Physical therapy is different for everyone, as each person comes with a unique set of circumstances. When you are being treated for back pain, your physical therapist may start with hot or cold therapy to loosen muscles. Stretching is important, and you will learn new stretches to improve the circulation within your muscles. Your physical therapist may teach you new exercises to strengthen your back and improve posture. Physical therapy may include massage, ultrasound, and soft tissue manipulation to improve circulation and reduce scar tissue.
Physical Therapy Exercises for Back Pain
When it comes to physical therapy exercise for back pain, it is important to take it slow. You should not feel pain when you do exercises and should not push yourself too hard. The goal of the exercises is to build up your strength slowly over time. If you have pain when you are doing your exercises, stop the exercise and let your physical therapist know. It takes time to get stronger when you are doing an at home exercise program, and you don’t want to push yourself to the point of pain.
Here at PT Link, we are ready to talk to you about how you can heal from back pain. If you live in Toledo, Lambertville, Fairborn, or Bowling Green, we are conveniently located to meet your physical therapy needs. Contact us today at [Direct] and set up your first appointment. You can heal from back pain without the use of prescription medication and improve your overall health.