Mesa AZ Physical Therapist Safely Treating Back Pain


Mesa AZ Physical Therapist Safely Treating Back Pain


After an episode of low back pain has lasted more than a week, or if there are frequent recurrences of low back pain, it is important to visit a physical therapist for back treatment. In general, the goals of back pain exercises and physical therapy are to decrease pain, increase function, and provide education on a maintenance program to safely prevent further recurrences. The Mesa AZ Physical Therapists at On The Mend On The Move Physical Therapy specialize in this!

Passive physical therapy modalities (heat/ice packs, TENS units, ultrasound) are only done when necessary to help the patient reduce pain and inflammation. On The Mend On The Move Physical Therapy specializes in manual therapy treatment and individualized exercise programs to rehabilitate the spine. This means hands on therapeutic approach for you! The body functions best when we maintain the natural alignment of all the curves of the spine. This natural alignment is called “neutral spine.” This is the position where there is the least stress on the bones, discs, nerves, ligaments, muscles and tendons of the back.

The On The Mend On The Move Physical Therapy in Mesa AZ safely teaches you how to maintain neutral spine in all daily activities, which significantly lowers the risk of re-injury to the spine as well as decreases pain. We also teach you safe body mechanics which can be incorporated into your daily life. Every patient receives customized treatments and exercises to ensure they are recovering safely and with the best results. When patients are taught how to take care of themselves, they take control of their own lives. They are encouraged and empowered to get better and stay better. This is what we want for all of our patients!