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Athletic Advantage Physical Therapy can help to improve your posture and eliminate pain.

Updated: Jul 2, 2021

Physical Therapy for Back Pain

Your body posture affects how your body moves – whether you’re sitting at a desk, standing in line, walking to your car, running and jumping, or performing any task throughout your daily life.

Even as you read this, think about your current posture. Is your neck rounded forward over your phone? Are your shoulders slouching forward at your desk? Subconsciously we all compromise our form and not even realize the effects it has on our posture and body mechanics.

If you’re suddenly experiencing neck or back pain, the underlying cause may be due to repetitive poor posture and bad habits. You might notice that your posture has been negatively affected because of hunching over computer screens with improper office equipment at home or sitting for hours on Zoom meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I have been seeing many injuries and complaints of pain just from patients being in one position for a long period of time, especially following the pandemic where many people were working from home.” says Dr. Kirsten Trapp, DPT. Neck and back pain can be associated with things such as pinched nerves that may cause pain or paresthesias of the arm or leg. Some people experience localized neck pain or commonly have headaches, reaching for Ibuprofen when the true solution is activity modification and physical therapy. Neck and back pain are extremely common as working from home has increased. Athletic Advantage Physical Therapy can help you to improve your posture and get rid of your painful symptoms.

Physical therapy is a safe, healthy, and effective way to treat chronic neck and back pain. If you’re feeling pain we can alleviate your symptoms with these steps:

  1. Diagnosing the problem: We provide a thorough examination and look into your history to diagnose and rule out other conditions.

  2. Treating the pain: Our goals focus on relieving pain and inflammation in your neck or back, and alleviating compressed nerves. Treatment includes laser therapy and dry needling, stretching, massage, joint mobilizations and therapeutic exercises.

Preventing further Injury: Your therapist will also teach you how to improve your posture, body mechanics, strength and conditioning of your core, and enhance your spinal health through lifestyle changes to make sure that you don’t find yourself suffering again in the future.

“You find yourself kind of leaning over if you’re on a laptop, and that’s what I’m doing for sometimes 10 to 12 hours a day. I went to see Kirsten and she really helped alleviate the pain by performing dry needling and also giving me some strength and stretching exercises. It's going on 3 months later and I feel 100% better now! I highly recommend visiting AAPT if you have any pain or discomfort. They will get you back to feeling great again in no time!

“We have helped so many patients like Craig get back to feeling better. Our patients are considered family and we want to get you back to the things you enjoy doing in life!” Dr. Kirsten Trapp, DPT

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