Do you suffer from chronic lower back pain? Has an injury or illness caused
you to experience constant aches in your lower lumbar region? If so,
physical therapy may be an effective treatment option to reduce your symptoms and help
get you on the road towards a pain-free life.
Many doctors oftentimes refer patients with lower back pain to a physical
therapist for a minimum of four weeks of treatment before resorting to
more aggressive treatments such as surgery. By performing certain exercises
in the affected areas through a custom-tailored physical therapy regimen,
patients can often reduce their back pain, increase their range of motion,
and develop an effective program to minimize the likelihood of experiencing
future back issues. Most importantly, physical therapy can help patients
avoid the possibility of life-threatening complications associated with surgery.
Common types of physical therapy for lower back problems include:
1. Passive physical therapy: Also referred to as modalities, passive therapy involves a therapist doing
things to a patient rather than having the patient engage in exercise.
This includes spinal manipulation, applying heating pads to warm up muscles,
using cold compresses to soothe sore tissues, and electrical stimulation.
2. Active physical therapy: Active therapy involves the traditional types of stretches and exercises
commonly associated with physical therapy. For lower back issues, this
mainly involves lumbar stability exercises, abdominal strength training,
posture training, and low-impact aerobics.
How Can Red Cord Exercises Help with Back Pain?
One of the most beneficial types of active therapy for lower back pain
is known as “Red Cord” therapy. Red Cord is a suspension system that uses a patient’s
own bodyweight as resistance and can be easily adjusted to accommodate
for hundreds of different exercises, allowing therapists to utilize a
wide range of exercises to fit a patient’s specific needs. According
to more than 70 different research studies, patients who are subjected
to sling exercises such as Red Cord have shown a noticeable increase in
muscle activity and function in over those who performed exercises performed
without a suspension system.
Monmouth County Physical Therapists
If you are struggling with persistent back pain, the physical therapists
at ProFysio Physical Therapy can help. As the only fellowship trained
therapists in Monmouth County, we can provide the individualized and insightful
clinical care you need to improve your quality of life. With extensive
strength conditioning, and
massage therapy techniques, we can create a custom-tailored treatment plan that maximizes
your chances of achieving positive results.
Call (732) 333-6360 or schedule a free consultation
today to get started.