Spinal Physical Therapy

Spinal rehabilitation refers to problems with your neck or back. Because of the unique structure of the spine and special problems related to this area, specialized training is necessary to ensure appropriate intervention. The majority of spinal problems are mechanical and relate to specific activities, postures, and habits of the patient's life style, a mechanical solution is necessary. A thorough evaluation will be performed to identify pattern movements, positions, and activities that aggravate the condition as well as those that will decrease symptoms.

The physical therapists at C.O.R.E. Physical Therapy have advanced training in a specialty area known as manual physical therapy. A manual physical therapist is trained to examine the stability of the passive structures of the spine (joints, discs, ligaments, etc.), evaluate the strength and flexibility of the associated muscles and joints, and observe posture and movement patterns. The goal of this evaluation is to determine which spinal structure is currently painful, and more importantly to identify and treat the cause.