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Physical Therapists: Professionals Working Toward Wellness

Physical therapists are highly educated medical professionals who work with patients toward wellness and injury prevention.

How Physical Therapists Use Dry Needling to Ease Back Pain

Some physical therapists in the United States perform dry needling to treat knots in the neck and back that cause muscle pain. How to find a PT licensed to practice dry needling.

What You Need to Know About Dry Needling for Low Back Pain

Dry needling is an emerging treatment for trigger points; tender and stiff knots of bundled muscles in your low back or neck. Dry needling for low back pain is often combined with physical therapy.

Ultrasound Warms Neck or Back Muscles for Active Physical Therapy

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.

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation May Help Reduce Neck and Back Pain

TENS works to decrease pain perception and may be used to control acute and chronic pain. It may also be used with other treatments such as exercise.

Joint and Soft Tissue Mobilization

Mobilization is a hands-on manual therapy designed to restore joint movement, power, and range of motion.

Hot and Cold Therapies for Pain and Discomfort

Hot and cold therapies are the oldest forms of treatment to help reduce muscle inflammation, tenderness, and pain. Learn more in this article.

Exercise and Physical Therapy

Exercise improves strength, range of motion, and flexibility to help heal your spine and prevent back and neck pain.

Physical Therapy Center

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.

Massage Therapy Helps Ease Neck and Back Pain

Massage is a treatment option for back pain and neck pain. Learn the basics of massage therapy and find out how it can help reduce your back or neck pain.

Physical Therapy: TENS, Ultrasound, Heat and Cryotherapy

Physical therapy to treat neck or back pain usually includes ice and heat, ultrasound and/or TENs; transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation.

Treating Low Back Pain with Passive Modalities

A good back rehab program is returning to function and activity while learning to control the symptoms of low back pain.

Hydrotherapy and Aquatic Therapy

Gentle water exercises use the water's resistance to build muscle strength and flexibility. Water exercise can benefit people who find weight bearing exercise difficult (or painful) on dry land.

Pain Relief and Healing with Laser Therapy

High-power lasers are typically found in physical therapy clinics and chiropractic offices.....

Occupational Therapy: Questions and Answers

The purpose of Occupational Therapy (OT) is to help people increase their functional independence in daily life while preventing or minimizing disability.
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