Physical Therapy at Home for Back Pain
Low back pain is one of the most common diagnoses we treat in physical therapy at ActiveFit. Studies show that 80% of the population will have an episode of back pain at some point in their life. Although some forms of back pain are caused from trauma, most back pain is caused by normal wear and tear on our body. The collective amount of sitting, bending, walking, twisting, and lifting activities over the course of the day can cause wear and tear on our spines.
The good news is that our Doctor of Physical Therapy is credentialed in McKenzie Therapy and can help you improve your pain within 1-2 visits with full pain free function typically achieved within 6 to 8 weeks. Another benefit is that with the McKenzie Method, there is significant focus on patient education. By the end of your physical therapy with ActiveFit, you will have the confidence to maintain your full reduction of symptoms, learn the warning signs of a future flare up, and learn how to prevent a future flare up from getting out of control.
Regardless of the medical diagnosis of your back pain, there are 3 classifications for back pain in McKenzie Method. These classifications help guide your treatment plan to achieve quick results. If you have back pain and choose to ignore it, be aware that it may prolong how much physical therapy you may need in the future, see dysfunction below.