Lower Back Physical Therapy Treatment

Back pain is very common, affecting 8 out of 10 people at some point during their lives. Back pain can range from dull and constant to sudden and sharp. Our team is highly skilled in managing most types of back pain.

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Getting treatment for Sciatica

Usually caused when a herniated disc or bone spur in the spine presses on a nerve, sciatic pain radiates along the sciatic nerve and typically runs down one or both legs from the lower back. Oftentimes piriformis syndrome and sciatic pain are mistaken for one another, as both interfere with the sciatic nerve.

Physical therapy is one of the most successful ways to treat sciatica. We start off learning more about your condition, verifying with tests and measures and we can then come up with a plan specific for you. There are a number of in-clinic treatments we may utilize to get you better. In addition to in-clinic treatments, your physical therapist will also provide you with targeted stretches and exercises you can do at home. Your risk of sciatica can be significantly reduced by practicing proper body mechanics, maintaining proper posture, and staying in shape, with the help of your physical therapist.

Physical Therapy and Exercises Techniques for Treating Sciatica:

  • Extension (McKenzie) / Flexion Back Exercises
  • Deep Core Strengthening Exercises
  • Joint Mobilization / Joint Manipulation
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Nerve Glides / Neural Mobilization
  • Myofascial Release / Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Functional Retraining

Sciatica often causes unbearable discomfort in the lower back, buttocks, legs and feet. Some patients may experience a constant burning sensation, while others will have tingling, loss of motion or numbness. You may even experience all of these symptoms at the same time. The therapists at Physio can give you a hand.

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Getting treatment for SI Dysfunctions

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction is a condition that results from flawed movement of either one or both of two small firm joints at the base of the spine. It can result in sharp, stabbing pain that radiates from the hips and pelvis, up to the lower back and down to the thighs. It may also feel numb or tingly as if your legs are about to buckle.

Physical therapy is extremely successful at treating SI Dysfunctions. We start off learning more about your condition, verifying with tests and measures and we can then come up with a plan specific for you. There are a number of specific SI Dysfunctions that can occur, your therapist will determine what specifically is going on and develop a plan around that. There are a number of in-clinic treatments we may utilize to get you better. In addition to in-clinic treatments, your physical therapist will also provide you with targeted stretches and exercises you can do at home. Your risk of SI Dysfunction can be significantly reduced by practicing proper body mechanics, maintaining proper posture, and staying in shape, with the help of your physical therapist.

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Getting treatment for Arthritis

Lumbar or spinal arthritis usually develops as a result of osteoarthritis and causes chronic pain or lingering soreness in the bones of the lower spine.

Physical therapy is one of the most successful ways to treat arthritis. We start off learning more about your condition, verifying with tests and measures and we can then come up with a plan specific for you. There are a number of in-clinic treatments we may utilize to get you better. In addition to in-clinic treatments, your physical therapist will also provide you with targeted stretches and exercises you can do at home. Your risk of sciatica can be significantly reduced by practicing proper body mechanics, maintaining proper posture, and improving your strength, with the help of your physical therapist.

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Getting treatment for Disc Problems

Herniated discs or degenerative disc disease are common disc problems, and typically occur when inner disc material protrudes through a tear in the smaller portion of the disc.

Physical therapy is one of the most successful ways to treat disc problems. We start off learning more about your condition, verifying with tests and measures and we can then come up with a plan specific for you. There are a number of in-clinic treatments we may utilize to get you better. In addition to in-clinic treatments, your physical therapist will also provide you with targeted stretches and exercises you can do at home. Your risk of disc problems can be significantly reduced by practicing proper body mechanics, maintaining proper posture, and improving your strength, with the help of your physical therapist.

Meet some of our back treatment specialists

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Amanda Roach
Lead Physical Therapist;
MPT, OCS, MTC, ATC

Asheville native Amanda helps her clients live their best life, by not only getting them back to 100% but also giving them the tools to maintain that healthy lifestyle. She believes that a smile and physical activity can turn even the worst day into the best!

Amanda enjoyes spending time wiht her family, and friends, going to church, working out, and being a tourist in her hometown.

Emerson Talbott
Physical Therapist;
PT, DPT

Emerson believes that as a physical therapist, it is his job to help guide you down the right path to address the issues you are facing. He will help you reach your goals, and challenge you accordingly, while making those goals attainable.

Emerson believes that as a physical therapist, it is his job to help guide you down the right path to address the issues you are facing. He will help you reach your goals, and challenge you accordingly, while making those goals attainable.

Tyler Matherne
Physical Therapist;
PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Tyler uses his skills as a DPT and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist to assess his clients movement patterns, identify the biochemical reasons for their pain, help them address those deficits and give them the tools to be independent.

In his spare time, he enjoys all of the wonderful hiking and camping that the Asheville area has to offer. You might also find him cycling on the parkway, running around town, or knee-deep in a river trying to get some trout.

Rachel Suggs
Physical Therapy Assistant;
PTA, Astym Certified

Rachel loves being able to join in on her client's journey to become more independent and pain free.

Away from Physio, she enjoys good music, travel, hiking with her two dogs Ranger and Fynn, and spending time with her partner, Logan, and her family.

Our approach to physical therapy

Results you can count on

Physical therapy is more than just exercises. Good physical therapy should not only get you out of pain, but also give you a plan to succeed in the future.

 

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