Spine Physical Therapy helps to improve range of movement of the upper back, improve range of balance, improve range of muscular activity and increase flexibility of the upper back. It can also help to reduce nerve irritation and improve night’s rest. Spine Physical Therapy, also known as the Spine Sports Therapy, can improve the flexibility of the lower back and lower abdomen muscles. When used in conjunction with other therapy methods such as massage, this type of therapy is used to address a wide variety of problems associated with a patient’s back, including pain, stiffness and spasms.
Spinal manipulation is one of the most common types of therapy used in this therapy and is often recommended for back pain management. When spinal manipulation is combined with exercises and a comprehensive back massage, a significant improvement in the condition of the patient can be experienced.
Spinal manipulation or spinal decompression is one of many forms of physical therapy that uses traction to move and stretch the disc between vertebrae. This therapy is most effective when done in conjunction with exercise. When using traction, the doctor will gently pull on one or more vertebrae with force and then apply a traction load to gradually move it out of its original position. This technique can be very effective if the disc is bent too far from its original position.
Another type of physical therapy that is used to treat a patient’s back is known as mobilization. This therapy involves the movement of soft tissues through the body in order to gain better range and flexibility. It is effective when combined with manual therapy. Movement of soft tissue can improve the range and flexibility of an individual’s back by increasing muscle strength and allowing for better circulation.
The goal of spinal manipulation is to move the disc out of its original position, while stretching soft tissue through the body. The goal of mobilization is to improve muscle strength. Movement of soft tissue can improve movement and mobility of a person’s back by increasing blood flow to the muscles.
With all of these therapies being used in spine physical therapy, there are many different reasons that should prompt a patient to contact a therapist. When a person has been experiencing problems with their back for some time, they may find themselves dealing with symptoms that may not have been addressed or resolved before. Many times a lack of knowledge about physical therapy may be the reason for the lack of progress that has been seen in the past.