It's common knowledge that stretching and exercising are great ways to improve flexibility and posture, but did you know that a physical therapist is the perfect professional to teach you the proper techniques to encourage healing and prevent further injury?
Many of us are our own worst enemies, pushing our bodies beyond their limits. Certain activities such as moving furniture, lifting heavy boxes, gardening, or shoveling the driveway can all lead to pain and/or injury to the lower back. Back pain can also occur without overexertion. Staying in the same position for too long is a common trigger. In some cases, low back pain increases with stress and lengthy bouts of inactivity.
If you or someone you know has low back pain, we can help.
While you wait for your appointment, which we always provide in a timely manner, here is a helpful suggestion. If you find the pain unmanageable in between appointments, you can find short-term relief by laying flat on the floor and placing your feet on a chair. Make sure your shins are parallel to the floor (place a pillow under your ankles if the chair is too low). Staying in this position for 10-12 minutes will ease tension in your lower back. Also, avoid strenuous activity untill the pain subsides.
If a slipped disk or another type of problem is the root of your pain, you may have a harder time finding relief at home. In this case, we need to evaluate you and identify the best course of action. Follow our advice as your expert physical therapy providers and perform the exercises prescribed to you, staying conscious of your physical limitations. Listen to your body!
You're Stronger Than You Think!
In many cases, you don't need to depend on medications. Believe in yourself and your ability to strengthen your body from the inside out. Uncover your inner power and turn it into valuable energy; you’ll be surprised by how much you can accomplish. You truly are stronger than you think. We help you reach your goals, and are committed to your physical therapy needs.
Fight Pain With Your Therapist...
The spine is vulnerable to injury. This explains why so many people eventually have back pain! As physical therapists, we teach individualized techniques to improve posture (poor posture is a common cause of low back pain) and provide tips to avoid future injury.
Our primary goal is to develop the course of treatment best suited for you. We understand low back pain, we want to eliminate your pain and are determined to help you get better faster. As physical therapists, we study your medical history, the onset of pain, activities that trigger pain and suggest home remedies to alleviate pain.
Dr. A Mathew MPT, DPT
We strongly believe that everyone should have a clear understanding of what's going on with their body rather that relying on medical professionals for every little thing.
1605 Hillside Ave,
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
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