SpineCare offers a unique personalized approach, with the patient at the center of care. We see the patient as a critical member of that team, and we ask our patients to be actively involved in their own treatment and long-term success.
Rehabilitation Therapy Services
Physical therapy and occupational therapy work together to provide individual, cost effective, evidenced-based treatment.
The physical therapist evaluates and develops an individualized program, with a strong educational foundation, to give you the tools to manage your spine disorder on a long term basis. The physical therapist combines treatment to reduce pain and improve function, through the use of pain reduction techniques, instruction in proper posture, body mechanics and spine strengthening exercises. This will facilitate your quick, safe return to an active lifestyle.
The occupational therapist works closely with the physical therapist and will identify home or work activities that may increase your risk for spine injury. The occupational therapist will then instruct you in techniques to modify the identified high demand activities specific to your lifestyle to help you reduce pain and injury.
May be used to test nerve or muscle function to help determine a cause for extremity pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness.
Manual therapy, including manipulation of the spine, other joints, and soft tissues may be recommended as part of an individualized treatment program. If so, you will have the option of treatment by a SpineCare Chiropractic doctor.
Spinal injections, which deliver medication to help reduce inflammation and pain, can help manage pain in appropriate patients. They are performed by fellowship-trained physiatrists and are completed in conjunction with a comprehensive rehabilitation program.
If other treatment options have failed, surgery may be recommended. If that becomes the case, you will be referred to a SpineCare spinal surgeon. A plan for surgical treatment is developed based on your condition, evidence-based assessment of the surgical options, and realistic expectations based on years of experience.
In some cases, people with chronic pain or other conditions may benefit from other types of treatment, and appropriate recommendations would be made for those patients.