Therapists with personal experience with back and neck pain are often the best at spine care. At Lake Country Physical Therapy & Sportscare, PC you have therapists with nearly five decades of experience. Pain control is the first priority. Hands-on bodywork, known as manual therapies, such as Primal Reflex Release Techniques (PRRT), Associated Awareness Techniques (AAT), joint mobilization, manipulation, myofascial release techniques, CranioSacral Therapy (CST), Usui Reiki, Cupping, strain counterstrain techniques, McKenzie and more is used to quickly break the pain cycle allowing motion and tolerance to exercise for restoring flexibility, strength, agility, balance, and endurance for activities of daily living (ADL) and job performance.
Graston Technique® or Kinesio Taping® may be helpful. Postural correction and body mechanics training to minimize the compressive forces on the spine are emphasized. Modalities may be used to reduce pain, spasm, and inflammation, swelling and joint irritability. Modalities such as spinal decompression/ traction, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, iontophoresis or biofeedback are commonly used. Instruction is provided in-home self-care pain management and exercise. Ergonomic training is also incorporated in the plan of care. This is learning how to work and play safely to avoid pain and repetitive trauma. Modalities may be used to reduce pain, spasm, and inflammation, swelling and joint irritability.