Head & Neck Rehabilitation
Our therapists at Next Step Physical Therapy are highly trained to provide quality care for head and neck pain. A thorough initial evaluation helps us identify movement dysfunction that can be addressed with patient education, manual techniques, therapeutic exercise, and modalities. Regular reassessment provides reassurance that we are always working to achieve patient goals in a cost-effective manner.
Priority One – Pain Relief
Severe head & neck pain can be disabling. For this reason, our first priority is pain relief. Treating the underlying causes of identifiable movement dysfunction is the next step toward achieving long-term relief and recovery.
A Hands-on Approach
Hands-on techniques, in most cases, are an essential part of a successful head and neck pain treatment program. Our therapists are equipped with cutting-edge manual skills to assist with the recovery of range of motion, reestablish correct movement patterns, and alleviate muscle related pain and tightness. Coupled with patient education and therapeutic exercise, the results can be dramatic and long lasting.
Evidence is Our Guide
Medical research is continuously providing the clinicians at Next Step Physical Therapy with “current best-evidence” guidance so we are equipped to provide the state-of-the -art care to our community members. We look to systematic reviews and random controlled trials to help guide us in the delivery of state-of-the-art care. Coupled with regular attendance to continuing education courses, Next Step Physical Therapy has a reputation for providing a high quality service to those in need of head and neck pain rehabilitation.
Millions of Americans are adversely impacted by back pain each year. Studies show that, at one point or another, approximately 80% of the U.S. population will be affected.
While there are a lot of treatment options available, many of these only address the symptoms and don’t target the actual cause of your pain or handle it for the long term.
The three main causes of low back pain and sciatica are
- Herniated Discs
- Pelvis issues
Without identifying the correct cause of your pain there is no way to develop the proper treatment plan.
Our physical therapists will find the actual cause of your back pain. The goal of effectively resolving your low back pain or sciatica includes…
- Identify the true cause
- Create a unique plan for your specific condition
- Relieve your pain
- Restore your normal motion, flexibility, mobility
- Strengthen the supporting muscle
- Return to your normal activities
Here at Next Step Physical Therapy our specialty is Back and Neck Pain. Our therapists are very experienced and have the knowledge and skills to provide a number of different ways to reach your goal of getting back to your normal self again.
On your first visit...
- It begins with a full interview and physical therapy examination.
- Afterwards the therapist will explain to you in English, not medical jargon, where the cause of your problem is coming from.
- YOUR GOALS and YOUR EXPECTATIONS will be discussed and agreed upon.
- Considering those goals, you will learn what successful treatment looks like.
- You and the therapist will discuss this plan and work together to resolve your pain and get you back to your normal self again.
Common conditions we treat:
- Back Pain
- Lumbar sprains/strains
- Herniated or Bulging Disc (HNP)
- Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)
- Spinal Stenosis
- Sciatica and leg pain
- Facet pain
- Compression fractures
- Post surgical rehabilitation
Shoulder pain doesn't only occur in athletes, and it's not always a result of an accident. The fact is, you can get shoulder pain from doing household chores, lifting heavy objects, or sleeping the wrong way. One day, you might be helping your friend move furniture, and the next day you can barely get a shirt over your head.
If you experience shoulder pain while dressing, lifting, sleeping or carrying things, you should know about a clinically proven solution: physical therapy. Your therapist can help relieve your pain, restore movement, and recover strength without having to undergo surgery or use medications.
Physical Therapy: Your First Choice
It's a powerful form of treatment:
- Physical therapy has been shown to improve shoulder movement in patients with even the most serious of shoulder injuries.
- It can help alleviate pain for people with long-standing shoulder issues.
It's as effective as other treatment options but doesn't have side effects:
- Physical therapy is proven to be just as effective as corticosteroid injection and surgery for the treatment of shoulder pain.
It has benefits that help you avoid future pain:
- Physical therapy programs include exercises that help build shoulder strength, which can help you avoid injury over the long term.
You can get relief fast:
- You don't have to wait in pain for an appointment: you can usually see a physical therapist within 48 hours of calling.
Knee pain can make it pretty difficult to get around. Whether you're suffering from a swollen knee, patella problems, a ligament injury, or arthritis, the pain can make it hard to run, walk, or even sit down.
Luckily, there's help. No matter what kind of knee pain you're experiencing, in most cases, seeing a physical therapist is the right choice for treatment. Physical therapists have the expertise and training to alleviate your pain and guide you toward recovery.
Physical Therapy for Knee Pain: The Facts
It's effective for many knee conditions:
- Physical therapy is proven to reduce both knee cap pain and arthritis-associated pain of the knee.
- Physical therapy is beneficial to patients before and after knee replacement surgery.
It's cost effective:
- With physical therapy, you won't have to keep spending money on a maintenance program: the goal is to help you achieve a complete recovery.
Your physical therapist looks at more than just your knee:
- A detailed examination might reveal that additional factors are contributing to your problem. This holistic exam and subsequent treatment approach often result in long-lasting pain relief.
With physical therapy, you're taken care of by experts:
- Physical therapists have the background and the training to effectively treat your knee pain.>