Commonly Asked Questions | Spine 2018-09-04T13:36:40+00:00

Commonly Asked Questions

Is it Going to Hurt?

  • There are time when you might experience pain during your treatment, but it depends on your diagnosis and where you are at in the healing process.
  • There are specific conditions where we do not want you to experience any pain, so we take precautions to control your pain levels during the duration of our care.
  • Being uncomfortable during a session may be necessary to get you back to full functionality.  

Why Do I Experience Pain?

  • You may experience pain during a session related to stretching of tissue that was previously injured or has been involved in a surgical procedure.
  • Sometimes, you may experience flexibility restrictions that need to be resolved by manual techniques or hands on techniques that can sometimes be uncomfortable.
  • Post treatment soreness is uncommon.

What Should I Wear to a Physical Therapy Session?

  • We ask that you wear clothing that makes it easily accessible to treated the affected area. For example, if you have a shoulder injury, a tank top or a loose fitting shirt will it easier to see and treat the shoulder.
  • During your first session, you will perform evaluation techniques and receive treatment. Therefore, clothing like dress shoes or skirts would not be recommended for this session.

What Should I Wear for an Athletic Injury?

  • When being treated for an athletic injury, it is best to wear any clothes or shoes that are specific to that participation. This helps us to view your form and to best assess your treatment.

How Long Will My Initial Session Be?

  • Typically, the initial session will last about an hour, as well as most of the follow up sessions.

How Long is Overall Duration of Care?

    • Overall duration of care depends on the specific injury that is being treated. Most conditions we treat, will have sessions 2-3 times a week for approximately four weeks. If treatment is following a longer surgical protocol, your treatment can last up to 4-6 months. Conditions like muscle strains or acute back pain, are often treated in the 4 week period.

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