Benefits of Physical Therapy for Your Spine

Physical therapy can work wonders for your spinal health. Physical therapy exercises can help you relieve any pain or discomfort that you might be experiencing in your spine, improve your spinal function, and showcase the importance of maintaining good posture.

Spine therapy is commonly prescribed to individuals who have suffered from back pain which has lasted them 2-6 weeks, or if they find themselves suffering from chronic back pain. If you’re looking for spine therapy services or physical therapy in Norwell, visit Peak Physical Therapy. Our physical therapists will determine the cause and extent of your injury and design a physical therapy treatment suited to your individual needs. 

Strengthen Your Spine with Our Physical Therapy Services

The spinal column is responsible for providing the structural framework for our muscles and bones. It protects the spinal cord, which allows for communication between our brain and body. It serves as an anchor for our core muscles, which facilitates the movement and stability of our core. 

Whenever we exert any kind of pressure on our spinal column by pulling, pushing, twisting, bending, lifting heavy objects, or stretching the spine in any way, we challenge these muscles that surround the spinal column. Controlled exercise, as part of physical therapy, can help us build our core strength and improve our posture. The stability and strength of these muscles can influence the functioning of vital organs including our stomach, lungs, and liver.

Spine Therapy Exercises

Exercises for back pain are focused on spinal rehabilitation, typically including stretching exercises, strengthening exercises, and low-impact aerobic conditioning. Your spine can benefit from regular stretching and core strengthening exercises. Additionally, low-impact aerobic exercises can help with long-term pain reduction. 

Passive physical therapy modalities, which are described as the application of some form of cold, heat, or electricity to the body to assist in pain management, include ultrasound, TENS units, and heat/ice packs. Heat and cold therapy is the most commonly used modality type; some patients respond better to heat packs while others benefit from ice packs. TENS units use electrical stimulation to manipulate the sensation of pain.

Peak Physical Therapy

Our South Shore Physical Therapy practice specializes in physical therapy including many specialty programs including return-to-sports, vestibular, pelvic health, post-concussion, aquatics, and more. Locations include Norwell, MA, Scituate, MA, Quincy, MA, Hanover, MA, Pembroke, MA, and Braintree, MA. Our specialized programs combined with state-of-the-art facilities allow us to meet the unique needs of our local patients and achieve the fastest results. If you are unsure whether this type of treatment can help you, we offer a no-obligation FREE injury screening. Click here for more information.

 

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Norwell, MA
Scituate, MA
Quincy, MA
Hanover, MA
Braintree, MA
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Hanover, MA
  • Healthtrax Health Club
  • 20 East St.
  • Hanover, MA 02339
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Norwell, MA
  • Women's Health
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  • Suite 203
  • Norwell, MA 02061
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Scituate, MA
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Braintree, MA