So what makes physical therapy such a key part of your treatment?
Not too long ago, if you suffered from serious back pain, you would most likely be told to immobilize your back and rest.
It turns out that advice is dead wrong…and may even cause a bout of back pain to stick around longer!
“Babying” the back does not bring relief.
Another treatment that once was far more common is surgery. But studies now show that surgery is rarely needed to treat back pain. And in many cases, it provides little or no relief.
The conclusion? “Physical therapy and exercise are likely to offer the most relief.”
Physical therapists – such as those at Back In Motion Sports & Spinal Physical Therapy- are extensively trained on very specific strengthening movements and flexibility movements, which speed healing by increasing blood flow to the injured area.
In addition, because the back is such a complex structure, the treatment plan must be highly individualized. A “cookie cutter” solution simply won’t work.
Our Fort Myers Florida Physical Therapy clinic and Cape Coral Florida Physical Therapy Clinic provide these highly individualized treatment plans.
There are three primary reasons to see a physical therapist for your low back pain:
1. To get relief from pain! This is the most obvious reason.
2. To have a trained eye there to make sure you are performing your treatment exercises correctly
3. To put together an exercise program that is specific to you and your needs!