Physical Therapy Specialist

Signe Spine & Rehab LLC -  - Interventional Spine Specialist

Signe Spine & Rehab LLC

Interventional Spine Specialists located in Mount Pleasant, SC

The key to lasting pain relief, as well as prevention of future re-occurrences of pain, lies in physical therapy. Board-certified physiatrist Daniel Nemeth, MD, and the team at Signe Spine & Rehab, LLC serving the Charleston community in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, work closely with spine-specific physical therapists in the Charleston area. Call the office to book an appointment today to make spine-specific physical therapy part of your multidisciplinary pain management plan.

Physical Therapy Q & A

What is spine-specific physical therapy?

Physical therapy is an integral part of long-term pain management. This approach focuses on reducing pain and improving function by increasing strength, flexibility, and endurance.

Injuries and degenerative conditions that affect the spine require specialized physical therapy that emphasizes dynamic stabilization and strengthening in a neutral spine position. The team at Signe Spine & Rehab, LLC provides referrals to the best spine-specific physical therapists throughout the Charleston, South Carolina, area.

What spinal conditions does physical therapy treat?

Physical therapy is a completely individualized treatment, making it effective for a vast range of conditions. The team at Signe Spine & Rehab, LLC may refer you to a physical therapist if you have one or more of the following conditions:

  • Sciatica
  • Spinal arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Herniated disc
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal fractures
  • Sports injuries
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Poor posture

Physical therapy can also treat abnormal curvatures of the spine, including conditions like scoliosis and kyphosis (hunched back).

What are the benefits of spine-specific physical therapy?

Physical therapy is a noninvasive and drug-free treatment for a broad spectrum of musculoskeletal and spinal problems. There are many benefits of physical therapy, including:

  • Better posture
  • Improved balance and coordination
  • Reduced risk of falls
  • Pain management
  • Increased strength, flexibility, and endurance
  • Prevention of future pain and injuries

During physical therapy, you learn exercises that target your specific areas of weakness or injury while reducing stress on your spine.

What should I expect from spine-specific physical therapy?

Physical therapy begins with a comprehensive evaluation. Then, your physical therapist develops an individualized plan tailored to your specific needs.

Depending on the type and severity of your condition, physical therapy may include:

  • Ice and/or heat
  • Joint mobilization
  • Traction
  • Dynamic neutral spine stabilization program
  • Core strengthening
  • Manual therapy

They also provide functional training to help you complete day-to-day activities in a way that’s safe and easy for you. This may include working on specific areas like posture, body mechanics, and ergonomics, which is the way you perform an activity.

To make spine-specific physical therapy part of your comprehensive pain management plan, call Signe Spine & Rehab, LLC to book an appointment today.