In the SpineUniverse Physical Therapy Center, you'll learn the basics of physical therapy. Your doctor may recommend that you go to PT to strengthen your spinal muscles and help your body deal with back pain.
Ultrasound is a passive modality: a supplement to the primary treatment (e.g. exercise). Passive modalities typically are used to relax the patient, a distraction from pain, and/or to warm muscles for exercise.
The best way to find a massage therapist is to get a referral from a friend who gets massage therapy, a health professional who is knowledgable about alternative healthcare, or by contacting the American Massage Therapy Association.
Physical therapy blends many different types of treatments, some are passive, such as heat and cold treatment. Active therapies are those that involve the patient's participation, such as stretching and exercises.
The purpose of Occupational Therapy (OT) is to help people increase their functional independence in daily life while preventing or minimizing disability. Often OT is combined with other treatments including Physical Therapy.