Neck / Back Pain / Sciatica

  • Neck Rehabilitation

    A Reputation for Quality

    Our therapists at Lakefront Physical Therapy are highly trained to provide quality care for neck pain. A thorough initial evaluation helps us identify movement dysfunction that can be addressed with patient education, manual techniques, therapeutic exercise, and modalities. Regular reassessment provides reassurance that we are always working to achieve patient goals in a cost-effective manner.

    Priority One – Pain Relief

    Severe neck pain can be disabling. For this reason, our first priority is pain relief. Treating the underlying causes of identifiable movement dysfunction is the next step toward achieving long-term relief and recovery.

    A Hands-on Approach

    Hands-on techniques, in most cases, are an essential part of a successful and neck pain treatment program. Our therapists are equipped with cutting-edge manual skills to assist with the recovery of range of motion, reestablish correct movement patterns, and alleviate muscle related pain and tightness. Coupled with patient education and therapeutic exercise, the results can be dramatic and long lasting.

    Evidence is Our Guide

    Medical research is continuously providing the clinicians at Lakefront Physical Therapy with “current best-evidence” guidance so we are equipped to provide the state-of-the -art care to our community members. We look to systematic reviews and random controlled trials to help guide us in the delivery of state-of-the-art care. Coupled with regular attendance to continuing education courses, Lakefront Physical Therapy has a reputation for providing a high quality service to those in need of and neck pain rehabilitation.

  • Back Rehabilitation

    A Reputation for Results

    If you have low back pain, Lakefront Physical Therapy strongly encourages you to seek the care of our qualified therapists. Physical therapy helps patients avoid prolonged episodes of pain that can result in long-term disability. For those experiencing chronic pain, it should be part of a multi-faceted rehabilitation program. The fact is, physical therapy is conservative, cost-effective, reversible, and rarely has any side effects.

    We Address the Cause

    Millions of people suffer from low back pain that may result in a variety of problems such as limited recreational activities, troubles with daily activities, and even complete immobility. Early intervention is critical to help reduce pain and recover function. A combination of patient education, manual techniques, and therapeutic exercise is proven to reduce pain and help a patient recover their independence.

    Conservative, Cost-Effective, No Side Effects

    Drugs offer short-term relief but may have severe side effects. Spinal adjustments may be helpful, but this type of intervention is usually recommended for months-on-end with little proof of its effectiveness. In contrast, a comprehensive physical therapy program will not only provide you with pain relief, but will help you avoid repeat and often progressively worse episodes of pain. Once the pain subsides, we empower patients with the tools they need to help avoid repeat problems.

    Conditions we commonly treat:

    • Lumbar Sprain/Strain
    • Acute Low Back Pain
    • Sciatica
    • Lumbago
    • Pinched Nerve
    • SI Dysfunction
    • Slipped/Herniated Disc
    • Arthritis
    • Spondylosis
    • Spondylolysis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Facet Arthropathy
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Spine Care Experts

    We are clinical experts in the evaluation and treatment of spine-related conditions. Patients often come to us with one or more of these signs and symptoms:

    • Feelings of stiffness
    • An unusual shift or curve in the spine
    • The feeling of stuck or locked joints
    • Muscle weakness
    • Limited motion
    • Radiating pain into the arm or leg
    • Limitations in their daily activities
    • Limited participation in sports or recreation

    If you are suffering with any of the above-mentioned signs or symptoms in the neck, middle back, or lower back, chances are, our physical therapists can help.

    Conditions We have Successfully Rehabilitated:

    • Neck pain
    • Sprains & Strains
    • Stiffness
    • Spine arthritis
    • Pinched Nerves
    • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
    • Neck weakness
    • Postural Syndromes
    • Herniated Discs
    • Post-surgical Rehab
    • Low back pain
    • Lumbago
    • Stenosis
    • Sciatica
    • Bulging Discs
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Spondylosis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Piriformis Syndrome
    • SI Dysfunction

    Care Starts with a Thorough Evaluation

    Our spine specialists start with an intensive examination and assessment of your condition. A treatment plan is then developed that is based on your specific needs. We then provide you with a clear, easy-to -understand explanation of how we can help you manage your pain.

    We Then Develop a Personalized Treatment Plan for You

    Treatment often consists of gentle, hands-on techniques which often result in immediate relief of spine-related pain. Since our spine care is all natural, there are little to no side effects.

    We frequently include the following procedures in your treatment program:

    • Manual therapy (hands-on treatment)
    • A customized therapeutic exercise program
    • Extensive patient education about your condition

    Our Evidence-Based Approach

    There are three components to each and every spine rehabilitation program:

    • The current best evidence – new scientific research is being published on a regular basis that suggests you should see a physical therapist first.
    • Our clinical experience – we’ve treated a variety of spine diagnoses over the years. Clinical experience allows us to make good decisions about the type of treatment you should received.
    • Your treatment goals – of course we consider your goals when developing a treatment plan.

    We Can Accommodate You

    We understand that a comprehensive treatment plan is about more than just pain relief. We know you have a busy schedule, insurance coverage may be a challenge, and you have to deal with work and family responsibilities. We will work with you and your specific circumstances.

    Give us a call today to learn more. We look forward to helping you out.