The team at Back in Motion Physical Therapy in South Portland, ME understands the importance of having a happy and healthy back that can freely move and bend. After all, it is in our name. Unfortunately, some people may have a bad experience in the past or not gotten the results that they were hoping for resulting in a reluctance to seek treatment. Others may think that back pain is a normal part of the aging process and that it is something you just live with. Our physical therapists offer a wide variety of treatment options to help you achieve your therapy goals.
Ergonomic workplace health programs
Many Americans spend the majority of the active part of their day in the workplace. The goal of an ergonomic workplace health program is to identify area where workers can become more efficient and reduce the risk of injury. This can include recommendations which correct bad posture habits with desks, chairs and monitor heights which is a common cause of back pain. Commonly used items can be placed at more accessible heights to reduce the need to bend over and decrease the chance of back injury.
A newer alternative treatment that can help people experience relief from back pain is dry needling. While somewhat related to acupuncture, dry needling is based on Western principles and knowledge of the musculoskeletal system.
In dry needling, small solid filament needle is inserted directly into the pain point to elicit a twitch response in the muscle causing it to relax and relieve tension and pain. This is also called myofascial release and is often used in combination with other treatments to provide help back pain relief for patients.
Scheduling an appointment for back pain treatment with Back In Motion Physical Therapy
The vast majority of Americans will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Patients who suffer from chronic back pain can find relief through physical therapy treatments offered through Back in Motion Physical Therapy. If you are in the South Portland, ME area and are curious about your treatment options, contact us today to set up your free consultation.