Low back pain may be caused by poor posture, repetitive bending or incorrect lifting techniques.
At Anchor Physical Therapy, we emphasize a "hands on" approach through a variety of manual techniques to help alleviate your pain and spasms.
Our therapists also educate each patient to manage their back problems through an individualized flexibility and strengthening home exercise program that they can carry through their life independently.
Each patient is evaluated by our own Physical Therapists to determine the exact physical limitations, problem areas and functional needs on an individual basis. The areas we access include motion, strength, muscles and soft tissue, pain and patient goals.
Based on the diagnosis, a treatment plan is outlined to address the problems found. It is progressed and modified as needed to achieve the goals that have been identified. At Anchor Physical Therapy, our therapists are highly trained and specialize in an assortment of manual therapies used to facilitate healing.
Traditional Physical Therapy modalities are also used and include ultrasound, electrical stimulation, iontophoresis, traction, soft tissue/joint mobilization, gait training, heat and ice.
After treatment an individualized exercise plan is implemented consisting of stretching, strengthening and home exercise program to progress the patient to an independent self management.
Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) affects lymph flow through direct action on the lymph vessels and stimulates drainage of the tissue by increasing resorption into the venous capillaries.
MLD has a deep calming and relaxing effect. It's gentle, repetitive rhythm enables the patient to relax fully, often feeling energized at the end of the session.
MLD is a soft, gentle, flowing, rhythmic technique that has a powerful cleansing, relaxing, pain relieving and immunological effect.