Professional Physical Therapy Inc.
4612 South Harvard Avenue, Suite B
Tulsa, OK 74135
Setting The Standard in Physical Therapy
Low Back Pain
Degenerative Disc Disease
These are common diagnoses that you may hear from your doctor. You may have injured your back by lifting, picking up something from the floor or just getting out of bed.
No matter what the cause you should not have to live with the pain and we at PPT can teach you how to prevent and treat it.
There are multiple factors that contribute to your pain throughout the day and they will all be addressed throughout your treatment. The following are components that we will attempt to address,
but they may be performed in any order, depending on your particular weaknesses, aggravating factors, easing factors and your level of pain with each activity.
Manual Therapy: A hands on treatment approach to decrease the various stresses on the body before exercising. This helps improve
the body’s alignment prior to exercise.
Flexibility: Stretches to address upper spine and hip range of motion that could be placing a pull on the pelvis and creating stress on the spine.
Lower Abdominal Strengthening: to help you gain control of the lumbopelvic region. We will provide education and cueing to assure that you are
performing the exercises correctly and not compensating with other muscles.
Body Mechanics: we will teach you the correct way to pick up objects off the floor, get clothes out of the washer/dryer, how to bend while brushing your teeth,
shaving, etc. to control your pain with your daily activities.
Posture: we will teach you how to sit with you back/pelvis supported properly. We will help you to correct any lumbopelvic changes in sitting that may be creating a pull on the low back throughout the day.
We will also address your standing posture and make any changes to decrease the stress on your low back.