Many people experience lower back pain in some form or another. For many it is a small part of life that does not interfere with their function or movement. It can be a relatively small irritation. For others it can be just the opposite, causing pain during simple activities that were taken for granted before. Some people are unable to participate in sports while others are no longer able to lift or play with their children. At Advanced Physical Therapy Specialists, we know that everyone has unique circumstances, therefore; you will never have a cookie cutter treatment approach to your lower back pain.
Lower back pain therapy will treat the source of your pain
Often times patients have had failed courses of treatment with chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists, and traditional physical therapy. This is usually because the other forms of treatment have been treating symptoms instead of treating the cause of the problem. Jeremy specializes in the treatment of spine patients. You will receive a thorough assessment on your first visit so that together, we can determine the source of your problem. We assess while we treat to make sure that what we are doing is making a difference. This is one of the reasons we are able to get you up and running with the fewest amount of physical therapy visits. Your tailored home exercise program consists of just 2-3 exercises that will work into your life seamlessly. The exercises will be different than what you have seen before. You won’t have to spend much time on them because they are specific to you, addressing your individual muscle imbalance.
The human body has an impressive ability to heal itself, sometimes it just needs a nudge in the right direction
The rest of the visit is spent with manual or hands on treatment. We don’t watch you do the same exercises over and over in the clinic, counting reps. The few exercises can be done at home and the time in the clinic is spent with the manual treatment that compliments the exercises. The human body has an impressive ability to heal itself; sometimes it just needs a nudge in the right direction. Jeremy’s eclectic approach gives that nudge in the right direction, creating the optimal healing environment your body needs.
Jeremy also specializes in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (OMPT) which involves hands-on techniques for restoring mobility to stiff joints and reducing muscle tension in order to restore your natural movement without pain. Therefore, manual physical therapy may provide back pain relief both for patients with chronic back pain involving joint problems, such as sacroiliac joint dysfunction, and acute back pain from soft tissue injuries such as a back muscle strain.
OMPT’s goal is to correct the source of pain instead of placing focus on the symptoms. Additionally, a hands-on approach to treating back pain by manual therapy may help people get better faster and at a lower cost than more traditional treatments. When OMPT is combined with our multi-disciplinary approach to treatment, we can deliver astounding results!
We invite you to learn more about Advanced Physical Therapy Specialists, read our physical therapy patient testimonials, and discover how we’ve made the difference in the lives of hundreds of patients.