Physical activity is important for people with neck and back pain. Exercise can help people to control their pain while allowing them to stay active. The best way to find the right exercise for a person’s particular problem is to have our highly trained Physical Therapists evaluate them and create a customized program for them. This will involve improving their posture and all the supporting muscles that help them move, walk, and lift.
What Makes TBSI Therapy Unique?
Our physical therapists have had extensive post graduate training in orthopedic manual physical therapy evaluation and treatment techniques. This helps our therapists find and correct smaller motion and strength problems that are often overlooked but can play a significant role in causing pain.
Correcting these problems allows for better quality of movement with less pain. In addition we have 30 years of combined experience treating patients with spine and orthopedic problems.
Each patient is seen by their Physical Therapist on each of their appointments. This allows us to assess their progress and make modifications as needed.
We work closely with our physicians to ensure a comprehensive, coordinated team approach to address the patient’s specific needs.
Common Problems We Treat at TBSI Physical Therapy
Common problems we treat include: herniated disc, spinal stenosis, neck and back strains, post-operative rehabilitation, SI dysfunction, peripheral nerve entrapment, head ache, and other orthopedic conditions related to joint pain and dysfunction.
What can patients expect on their first and subsequent visits to our clinic?
On the first visit, the Physical Therapist (PT) will perform an initial evaluation much like a history and physical performed by physicians. During the evaluation, the PT will take objective measures such as strength and range of motion, look at the patient’s posture, perform special test, and look at functional movement patterns. This is done to determine what the specific pain generator is and what the plan of care needs to include to help the patient function better with less pain. Once the evaluation is complete the PT will discuss with the patient what their problem is and what they can expect during their rehabilitation. In addition, the PT will provide education on proper body mechanics, good posture principles, and be given a home exercise program.
Subsequent visits will include assessment of the patient’s current state. Hands-on manual techniques (soft tissue, joint, neural mobilization) to improve quality of movement. Patient specific stretching and exercises to increase stability of the spine. Neuromuscular Re-education to improve posture during movement in order to reduce mechanical stress to the spine. We may also incorporate pain relieving modalities if needed to allow the patient to perform better during their visit. We do not believe in the "no pain, no gain" theory at TBSI Physical Therapy.
Each patient will be progressed at their own pace until their goals have been achieved. Once these goals have been achieved, the patient then transitions to an updated home program.