Spine physical therapy may be needed if you’ve suffered repetitive stress, disease, or trauma to the spine, or if you require rehabilitation after surgery. Strong Health physical therapists specialize in the treatment of neck and back disorders. Some of these include:

  • Cervical
  • Thoracic
  • Lumbar Disc Herniation
  • Low Back Pain
  • Degenerative Conditions
  • Muscle Conditions

Do You Need Physical Therapy?

If you’ve had back pain that has lasted between two and six weeks, or you’ve experienced frequent occurrences of lower back pain, you should consider physical therapy for treatment. Our goal is to help patients:

  • Decrease back pain
  • Increase function
  • Develop an individualized program
  • Learn self-management strategies to prevent further injury

Types of Physical Therapy

Our specialists use two types of physical therapy:

  • Modality treatments are often used to decrease pain. Some include:
    • Heat/ice packs
    • TENS units
    • Iontophoresis
    • Ultrasound

More information on passive therapy treatments

  • Active – exercise programs designed to rehabilitate the spine. Our physical therapists help patients develop individualized exercise programs to encompass a combination of the following:
    • Stretching
    • Strengthening
    • Low-impact aerobic conditioning

More information on active therapies

Where To Go For Physical Therapy?

For more information or to schedule an appointment with a physical therapist, call 585-341-9000. We will see you at any of our three physical therapy sites.

What To Expect

You will receive a complete physical therapy evaluation during your first appointment. The evaluation begins with obtaining a history of your injury and how it affects your daily activities, work, and recreation. In addition, the physical therapist will assess your level of conditioning as well as nerve, muscle, and joint function.

The therapist will evaluate your posture, strength, flexibility and endurance. Treatment plans focus on your goals and restoring functional activities. Depending on your needs, treatment may include mobilization of joints, muscles and connective tissue. Other treatments may include heat, ice, ultrasound, muscle stimulation and traction.

In most cases, patients receive an exercise program designed to meet their specific needs. Your treatment will conclude with instruction in self-management strategies that will help you prevent further injury to your neck or back.

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