LOW BACK PAIN
Low back pain is the most common condition treated by a physical therapist. There are many variations of low back pain including pain radiating down the leg, muscular pain, disc- related pathologies, stenosis, arthritis, and nerve related pain. Physical therapists are highly qualified to diagnose your specific condition and guide you toward the proper treatment avenue based on your presentation. Some common treatments we administer for low back pain are mobilization, manipulation, massage, soft tissue mobilization, taping techniques, education, nerve mobilization, and various exercise interventions.
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SI JOINT PAIN
SI joint and lumbopelvic complex dysfunction can manifest in various conditions including low back pain, hip pain, pelvic pain, hamstring pathology, groin pathology, and hip flexor pathology. Strengthening, joint mobilization, and soft tissue mobilization under a skilled physical therapist may be effective in helping you find relief from your symptoms.
Sciatica is an umbrella term for many conditions that may cause radiating pain down the leg. A few conditions that may fall under this general term are lumbar radiculopathy, sciatic nerve entrapment, piriformis syndrome, stenosis, hip joint pathology, or hamstrings pathology.
Hip pain can be caused by a wide variety of pathologies including arthritis, labrum disorders, gluteal tendinopathy, hamstring tendinopathy, adductor (groin) tendinopathy, and femoroacetabular impingement. Physical therapy is effective in treating the whole movement system that may contribute to your condition including the hip joint as well as the lumbopelvic complex.
Physical therapy offers many treatment options for various knee conditions including arthritis, meniscus pathology, and ACL rupture. The knee can greatly benefit from assement and treatment of the entire lower body including the hip and ankle as these joints control most of the movement at the knee. A physical therapist will be able to assess what impairments are contributing to your knee pain and help you develop a treatment plan to get you back to your daily life.
ANKLE AND FOOT PAIN
Ankle sprain, plantar fasciitis, Achilles’ tendon pathology, and big toe arthritis are just a few conditions treated by physical therapists. Balance/Proprioception training, strengthening, soft tissue mobilization, taping techniques, joint mobilization, and modalities may be effective for treatment of your condition.