There are many causes for experiencing back pain, but one thing for sure is; you don't want to have back pain. It can be restrictive and disruptive to every day life to experience pain in your lumbar or thoracic spine. This is often caused by degenerative changes (DDD), strains/injuries, prolonged sitting, or simply weakness. In general, the goals of physical therapy are to decrease pain, increase function, and provide education on a maintenance program to prevent further recurrences. We offer a specialized treatment program catered to your specific needs. This can include strengthening, stretches or a number of modalities including: traction, TENS units, heat, massage, and much more. Put our skilled therapists to the test and let us help you alleviate your back pain!
Much like back pain, sciatica is something that many suffer from but few wish was a part of their life. Sciatica can have back pain associated with it or just present as a radiating pain down a leg. Where physical therapy at Ozark PT Specialists can help is, by thoroughly examining the cause of your sciatica and providing a comprehensive treatment plan to get your symptoms under control and teach how to manage sciatic pain yourself. Don't let sciatica define your limits!
What's worse than a pain in the neck? Not much! Neck pain can often lead to limits in your day to day activities such as driving, computer work, and extracurricular activities. Neck pain can be caused by a number of things including degenerative changes (DDD), strains/injuries, prolonged sitting or computer time, motor vehicle accidents, and many other issues. Our skilled therapists will determine the root cause of your neck pain and work to improve the flexibility and strength in your cervical spine. Surgery is not always the best or the only option, physical therapy for neck pain can be a great treatment option!
If you know that surgery is your next step, we offer a "pre-hab" program to help prepare you for surgery. Not only can participating in a pre-surgery program help educate you on what to expect before and after surgery but it often leads to shorten recovery times.
We also offer Workshops to the community, free of charge! We want to be a tool, that helps those who live in Mountain Home and the surrounding areas to live the active lives they enjoy and do it with the utmost enjoyment!
Workshops are offered throughout the year for a ray of different topics including:
Shoulder Pain/Rotator Cuff
Total Knee Replacement
We work closely with your surgeon to follow protocols and set goals that will help you heal following a spinal fusion, laminectomy, discectomy, vertebroplasty, and any other spinal surgery for your cervical, thoracic, or lumbar spine. Let us help your recovery and don't forget to ask your doctor about physical therapy at Ozark PT Specialists.
WHAT IS PHYSICAL THERAPY?
Physical Therapy (PT) is the treatment of disorders with physical agents and methods such as therapeutic exercises, neuromuscular reeducation, manual therapy, mobilization, and modalities to assist in rehabilitating patients and restoring normal function after an illness or injury. Physical therapy is a necessary tool to bring a patient back to their full physical potential. Physical therapy care focuses primarily on the rehabilitation of motor skills, range of motion, strength, flexibility, balance and coordination. Physical therapy also focuses on teaching preventative measures to patients in order to prevent further injury and pain.
WHO IS A PHYSICAL THERAPIST?
A physical therapist is a person who is licensed in the examination, testing and treatment of persons with pain and loss of function. A licensed physical therapist will have graduated from an accredited physical therapy school and passed state licensure.
WHO IS A PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT?
A physical therapist assistant is a licensed professional who works under the direction of a physical therapist. Physical therapist assistants consult with their supervising therapists on the progress of a patient’s program, helping to ensure the highest degree of recovery possible.