Do physiotherapists treat back pain?
Physiotherapy is often a recommended treatment for various types of back pain. It may help to strengthen key muscles and reduce pain. Back pain physiotherapy includes exercises for back pain and the use of other therapies such as heat, ice or ultrasound to manage pain.
How long does physical therapy take for lower back pain?
Patients suffering from most types of low back pain are often referred for physical therapy for four weeks as an initial conservative (nonsurgical) treatment option before considering other more aggressive treatments, including back surgery.
Why does physio hurt so much?
Here are some common reasons you may experience some pain during physiotherapy: Scar tissue has formed – when an injury is healing, scar tissue forms around the injured area. Like filling a hole in a wall with plaster. Your body needs to do this quickly so it slaps that plaster down any which way it can.
What does a physio do for a bad back?
Physiotherapy is a treatment that helps to improve the movement and function of joints and muscles. It can help to reduce back pain and get you get moving normally again. It can also help to reduce the risk of hurting your back again.
What does a physiotherapist do for lower back pain?
A physiotherapist is able to assess and treat your low back pain. Assessment includes a thorough history and interview, movement assessment, hands-on palpation, nerve tensioning tests and muscle strength and length tests.
How many times a week should you go to physical therapy?
Most practitioners recommend three visits per week initially for a patient to receive optimal benefits immediate post-diagnosis. After your initial evaluation, your physical therapist will advise you as to the optimal frequency of visits.