Spine Physical Therapy Q&A with Dosher PT

Woman with spine pain

What Is Spine Physical Therapy?

Spine physical therapy is the treatment of musculoskeletal, orthopedic, or spine issues. Spine physical therapy addresses acute back pain from recent injury, chronic arthritis, nerve root entrapment syndrome (i.e. sciatica), and surgical post care.

What Does a Spine Physical Therapist Do?

Spine physical therapists are physical therapists with the education and experience to specifically treat spinal conditions and disorders. Spine PTs spend years in post-graduate training to deal with pain and other medical issues related to the spine.

What Conditions Does a Spine Physical Therapist Treat?

Spine physical therapy treats a number of conditions:

  • Acute Spinal Muscle Injuries and Strains
  • Bulging and Herniated Discs
  • Pinched Nerves
  • Arthritis/Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Postural Syndromes
  • And more!

At Dosher Physical Therapy, we also specialize in post-operative care for our patients following laminectomy, discectomy, and fusion.

Additionally, if you suffer from a co-occuring neurological condition such as Parkinson’s or dementia, the PTs at Dosher are equipped to meet your specific needs as a patient.

What is the McKenzie Method and how does it work?

The McKenzie Method is a scientifically-verified approach to physical and spinal therapy based on an evaluation of patient needs that doesn’t rely on expensive diagnostics (e.g X-rays and MRIs).

Stacey Harward, a Certified McKenzie Specialist—the eighth PT to be certified as such in South Carolina!—recognizes the value and importance of the McKenzie Method, which empowers patients to take control of their own treatment to prevent a recurrence of symptoms.

What Treatments Does Spine Physical Therapy Include?

At Dosher, we gear therapy toward your specific needs as a patient. Treatment typically includes exercises to increase strength, flexibility, and postural retraining. Our spinal physical therapists also offer:

  • Manual joint and soft tissue mobilization
  • Dry Needling
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Heat and Ice Therapy

At Dosher, we also stress education as an important part of your recovery as a patient.

How Do I Begin?

Set up an appointment for your spine physical therapy here, or by calling one of our five convenient locations.

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