If you’re involved in a car accident or suffer a sports-related injury, physical therapy can relieve the pain, reduce the risk of complications, and restore your mobility. At Atlantic Coast Spine & Pain Center, R. Blake Kline, MD, uses physical therapy to treat various conditions, including chronic neck pain, sciatica, and lower back pain. To make an appointment at the practice in Conway, South Carolina, call the office today, or click the online booking feature.
What is physical therapy?
Physical therapy uses a combination of stretches and strengthening exercises, activity modifications, and soft tissue manipulation to restore physical function and mobility lost due to an illness or injury.
This type of treatment is entirely noninvasive and provides a safe and effective alternative to prescription medication or surgery.
What conditions can benefit from physical therapy?
At Atlantic Coast Spine & Pain Center, Dr. Kline uses physical therapy to treat various conditions, including:
- Lower back pain
- Sacroiliac joint pain
- Neck pain
- Chronic joint pain
- Degenerative disc disease
You might also benefit from physical therapy if you experience back pain following a car accident or a sports-related injury.
What are the advantages of physical therapy?
Physical therapy provides various advantages, including:
- Reduced need for surgery
- Pain management without the need for opioids
- Quicker recovery following trauma
- Improved balance
- Management of age-related medical problems
If you’re an athlete or physically active individual, physical therapy can help maximize your performance on the court or playing field by strengthening specific muscles.
What are some common types of physical therapy?
At Atlantic Coast Spine & Pain Center, Dr. Kline offers several types of physical therapy, including:
Orthopedic physical therapy
Orthopedic physical therapy treats injuries to your joints, bones, tendons, muscles, or ligaments. It combines manual therapy, strength and mobility training, and other modalities to encourage your body’s natural healing process.
Geriatric physical therapy
This type of physical therapy helps individuals who are 65 and older. It uses stretches and strengthening exercises to improve mobility, reduce the risk of falls, and relieve chronic pain.
Neurological physical therapy
If you experience a spinal cord injury, Dr. Kline might recommend neurological physical therapy. The goal of this type of treatment is to increase your muscle strength and prevent atrophy.
What type of physical therapy might benefit me?
Before recommending physical therapy, Dr. Kline reviews your medical history and asks about your symptoms, including when they first started and if any activities make them worse. Afterward, he conducts a physical exam and orders additional tests as necessary.
Once Dr. Kline determines the source of your discomfort, he develops a custom care plan that aligns with your needs. Often, that includes a combination of physical therapy and other interventional pain management techniques.
To learn more about the benefits of physical therapy, make an appointment at Atlantic Coast Spine & Pain Center by calling the office today or clicking the online booking feature.
Catherine Shelton, MPT Physical Therapy
Catherine Shelton, MPT has 25 years of experience as a physical therapist. She completed her Master of Physical Therapy Degree from the College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN. Catherine has practiced in Horry County for the last 20 years. She has the privilege to continue to care for the residents of Horry County through Atlantic Coast Spine and Pain Center in Conway, SC.