Active physical therapy treatment programs strive to reverse the negative changes that occur when an individual suffers from back and neck pain. By participating in a number of exercise options, active physical therapy helps to get the body moving to increase strength, improve endurance, and stabilize the spine. However, while outpatient physical therapy sessions help to treat individuals suffering from neck and back pain, at-home treatments are equally important components of a physical therapy program.
Outpatient or in-office physical therapy programs include a number of exercise options to help you regain mobility and strength, including:
- MedX rehabilitation machines for lumbar extension, cervical extension, and torso rotation
- Fitness ball-based core strengthening exercises
- Bosu-based core strengthening exercises
- Fit Deck-based core strengthening exercises
- Pilates-based core strengthening
- TRX Suspension Training-based core strengthening
While these physical therapy exercises help to strengthen your muscles, improve flexibility and endurance, and alleviate pain, at home exercises should be performed in conjunction with outpatient treatment in order to maintain the results.
Many physical therapy programs will provide education and training to patients so that they can complete in-home exercises after their first visit. These exercises are designed to complement each physical therapy session and help patients learn how to continue their therapy regimen once the program is complete. For example, the exercise tips provided for at-home completion are outlined in such a way that patients can perform them without the supervision of a physical therapist, without the risk of injury or pain. In addition, many physical therapy programs help patients transition to gym-based exercises that they can continue exercising long after their physical therapy treatment is over. Continual exercise and participation in physical-therapy based regimens at-home can help patients treat their own pain, heal faster, and avoid reoccurring back and neck problems.
Our physical therapists and back specialists with SpineOne work with each patient to provide a customized at-home physical therapy program to fit their needs. Learn which therapeutic exercise regimens can be easily performed in your own home to help manage your back pain by contacting us at (303) 367-2225.