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Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain

Jul 06, 2023
Hands-on treatment for low back pain
Physical therapy for Low Back Pain focuses on reducing pain, improving mobility, and restoring function through a combination of exercises and hands-on treatments.

We start with an Evaluation: Our physical therapist will assess your condition, identify the underlying causes of your low back pain, and develop a personalized treatment plan based on your specific needs.

For low back pain, LBP, Hands-on treatment is essential. We use what we call Manual Therapy: Hands-on techniques performed by the physical therapist, such as joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilization, and spinal manipulation, can help alleviate pain, reduce muscle tension, and improve joint mobility.

Treatment will also include different kinds of exercises:

Stretching and Flexibility Exercises: Tight muscles can contribute to low back pain. Your physical therapist may recommend stretching exercises to improve flexibility and relieve tension in the muscles surrounding the lower back, such as hamstring stretches, hip flexor stretches, and lower back stretches.

Core Strengthening: Strengthening the muscles of the core, including the abdominal and back muscles, can provide stability and support for the spine. Physical therapists may prescribe exercises such as bridges, planks, and pelvic tilts to improve core strength.

Aerobic Conditioning: Engaging in low-impact aerobic exercises, such as walking, swimming, or cycling, can help improve cardiovascular health and promote overall fitness. These activities can also help reduce low back pain by increasing blood flow and promoting healing.

Call if you want to set up an appointment to get started on the path to recovery.