Back and Neck Pain
Back and neck pain are two of the most common complaints we receive from our patients. This kind of pain can interfere with activities of daily living by limiting mobility and radiating pain that decreases quality of life. Neck pain is common because of its location on the body; it is a somewhat stand-alone body part that is left to fend for itself and is not protected by other muscle groups. Back pain makes sense because the back is central to the body and everything we do. Any movement that includes bending, twisting, or lifting will put you at risk of injuring your back. In addition, obesity often leads to increased back pain due to increased weight on the spine and discs. We know back and neck pain are common problems, and we have much experience in helping our patients overcome it.
Orthopedics is one of the services we specialize in. Orthopedics focuses on the overall function of the musculoskeletal system. This includes bones, muscles, cartilage and more. Basically, it looks at how the body is able to work together to accomplish a task. At Pick PT we know that if we only treat the injured area we have not done our jobs. More often than not, when an injury occurs there is usually another part of the body that ends up compensating. This can be presented in body posture or the actual mechanics of the body movement. You may have heard of someone who had a knee replacement but the actual need was for a hip replacement. We recognize the relationship our body mechanics have with one another. Everything in the body is connected. Treating the entire musculoskeletal function is a more effective approach to physical therapy.
Balance & Dizziness
We want you to know that we can help with your vestibular problems. It may seem like there is no hope of improvement, but many times there is a tangible explanation for why this is occurring and it can be treated with what is called vestibular rehabilitation. Balance and dizziness can seem like it’s “all in your head” literally. However, these issues often start with the tiny bones and organs of the inner ear. We know that suffering from balance issues and dizziness has many equally negative side effects. Lack of balance, especially in the elderly, can lead to harmful falls. These symptoms can also lead to a more sedentary lifestyle in fear of losing your balance or debilitating dizziness that causes you to want to remain still.
Our therapists know that you love participating in your sport. We want to get you back to playing and moving as quickly as possible. That being said, we also know the lifelong effects of an unhealed sports injury. Some former athletes suffer for the rest of their lives because they either went back to activity too soon, were never properly treated, or never had the proper strength to begin with. We can make sure you are ready for your season with a prior screening, and we can help you throughout your sports journey to build speed, agility, and strength in healthy ways. Sports medicine can greatly decrease your risk of initial or future injury.