Spine and Extremity

Although 92% of people with low-back pain recover within two months, 90% of that low-back pain is recurrent. Similarly, without a comprehensive maintenance program, many extremity injuries become nagging recurrent problems. Recurrence means aggravating factors continue to occur. At PTHC we realize that it isn’t always possible to avoid the actions and postures that result in spine and extremity pain. That’s why our clinicians never limit themselves to one particular mode of therapy.

Many forms of treatment (manipulation/mobilization, massage, stretching) have been shown to be of questionable benefit when used in an isolated manner. Even body mechanics training is largely ineffective as a stand alone treatment. PTHC clinicians realize the need for a multi-faceted approach to biomechanical disorders. Therefore our therapists utilize many approaches including manual (hands-on) and exercise based therapies in addition to patient education. Ultimately you are the only one who can truly make a difference in promoting and preserving the health of your body, and PTHC can help.

Treatment Techniques may Include:

  • Manual techniques:
    • Joint mobilization
    • Soft-tissue mobilization
    • Trigger point release
  • Exercise therapies:
    • Active and passive stretching
    • Core trunk awareness and strengthening
    • Yoga
    • Aquatic therapy where available
  • Patient education:
    • Back school and neutral spine awareness
    • Functional work/play activity training
    • Independent home exercise program

Benefits Include:

  • Quicker return to function
  • Pain reduction
  • Reduced medical costs
  • Therapy is fun and enjoyable
  • More time for play and work!