Physical Therapy for Disc Herniations Series (Part 6)
Choosing a Physical Therapist to Treat My Disc?
All physical therapists are prepared through education and experience to treat people who have low back pain as a result of a herniated disc. You may want to consider:
- A physical therapist who is experienced in treating people with orthopedic, or musculoskeletal, problems.
- A physical therapist who is a board-certified clinical specialist or who completed a residency or fellowship in orthopedic physical therapy. This therapist has advanced knowledge, experience, and skills that may apply to your condition.
General tips when you’re looking for a physical therapist:
- Get recommendations from family, friends, or other health care providers.
- When you contact a physical therapy clinic for an appointment, ask about the physical therapists’ experience in helping people with a herniated disc.
- Be prepared to describe your symptoms in as much detail as possible, and say what makes your symptoms worse.
Physical therapists are movement experts. They improve quality of life through hands-on care, patient education, and prescribed movement. You can contact a physical therapist directly for an evaluation. If you are struggling with neck or back pain due to a disc injury call the experts at Buffalo Back & Neck Physical Therapy (716-836-2225 / www.buffalobackandneckpt.com) to start feeling better today.