Back to Life offers a variety of Treatment Techniques to help in eliminating your pain.
Sensory receptors are gently attached to the body. These sensors pick up everything from subtle to vigorous activity and provide you with information about how your body is working. Sometimes excessive muscle tension is happening without the individual’s awareness. Excessive tension may interfere with normal movement. Conversely, too little muscle activity may be present where one thinks the muscles are responding normally. When attached to the body, this almost imperceptible feedback system provides tremendous information that often aids one in returning to normal movement.
Learning to move with stress-free and pain-free technique is a cornerstone of physical therapy for musculoskeletal pain. Activities of daily living, as well as exercise positions and postures, are reviewed and training is provided where body mechanics is contributing to pain.
Exercises are based on Shirley Sahrmann’s Movement System Impairment model. After a thorough assessment of muscle strength and flexibility, exercises are prescribed that help the individual improve stability (stabilization) in areas that have excessive motion and increase flexibility in regions that were too stiff. In this manner, painful syndromes are often eliminated and ease of movement restored.
Manual (hands-on) treatments include massage, joint manipulation, neural mobilization, myofascial release and craniosacral mobilization. These manual techniques aid in the ability to move with greater ease and allow one to perform his or her exercises and use ideal body mechanics, the means by which one may truly resume normal daily activities without pain.
Ultrasound, biofeedback, paraffin, cold and heat are used to aid in ease of movement and improve the ease of manual therapy, exercise and body mechanics.
“”Because of the changes I implemented as a result of Amy’s ergonomic recommendations, I can now do all my work and am no longer suffering from pains in my back, shoulders and hands.”
~ Kate Sky, Curriculum Resource Center Coordinator, USF School of Education