Physical therapy is a form of treatment provided directly by an expert in anatomy, biomechanics, and injury, called a physical therapist.
It involves a wide range of treatments including exercises, stretches, and postural education.
A proper physical therapy program can be very effective in the treatment of certain types of back pain.
Physical therapy treatment varies significantly, depending on the cause of the pain.
There are three basic types of treatment:
A typical physical therapy treatment plan might include one to two treatments per week for four to six weeks.
Home exercises are given to continue between visits.
Physical therapy is performed under the direction of a prescribing physician, and regular follow-up with the physician is important to review progress in relation to an overall rehabilitation plan.
Physical therapy can often provide immediate pain relief, however most patients require multiple treatments before significant changes occur.
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