While our physical therapists will treat your pain, they will also identify the cause of your discomfort and provide you with solutions to prevent the condition in the future.
Anyone can have chronic pain, and almost everyone will experience it at some point. Several factors increase your risk of developing back pain and can include:
- Fitness level: Back pain is more common among people who are not physically fit. For example, weak back and stomach muscles may not properly support the spine (core strength). Back pain is also more likely if you exercise too strenuously after being inactive (overdoing it).
- Weight gain: A diet high in calories and fat, combined with an inactive lifestyle, can lead to obesity. This can put stress on the back.
- Job-related risk factors: Jobs that require heavy lifting, pushing, pulling, or twisting can injure the back. A desk job may also play a role, especially if you have poor posture or sit in an uncomfortable chair all day.
- Stress level: If you chronically have poor sleep, depression, or anxiety, back pain can be more frequent and severe.
- Age: Pain becomes more common with age, particularly after age 45.
- Heredity: Genetics play a role in some disorders that cause back pain.
Signs & Symptoms
Chronic pain often leads to other symptoms and conditions, including:
- Fatigue, or feeling overly tired most of the time
- Insomnia or trouble falling asleep
- Mood swings
Bone is a living tissue that is constantly being broken down and replaced. Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or mild stresses such as bending over or coughing can cause a fracture. Osteoporosis-related fractures most commonly occur in the hip, wrist, or spine.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease that can affect the many tissues of the joint. It is the most common form of arthritis, affecting more than 32.5 million adults in the United States. OA can affect any joint, but typically affects hands, knees, hips, lower back and neck.
Balance problems can be a significant health concern, especially as people age. Problems with balance may result from neurological medical conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, medication side-effects, muscle weakness, joint stiffness and arthritis, and even inner ear issues.
Therapeutic Exercise and Activity
Neuromuscular re-education is a specialized technique to improve coordination, control, and function of muscles and nerves. Our therapists use this technique to restore proper muscle activation, improve balance and proprioception, and enhance overall movement quality. By stimulating the neuromuscular system, patients can regain functional abilities and improve their quality of life.
Sports Injury Rehab
Dry needling can be effective for a range of conditions, including chronic pain, sports injuries, and postural dysfunction. Our dry needling services are provided by licensed professionals to ensure safe and effective treatment.
Post Surgery Rehab
Work Injury Rehabilitation
Vita’s Medical Fitness program offers a personalized and medically guided approach, led by our licensed physical therapists. Tailored to suit individuals dealing with arthritis, chronic pain, joint replacement, or existing medical conditions, our programs focus on achieving goals safely and effectively. Through a combination of pain management, personal training, home exercises, or other suitable approaches, we strive to provide transformative benefits to our clients.
Assisted stretching is a technique where a trained professional helps to stretch and elongate muscles, providing deeper and more effective stretches. With the aid of our physical therapists, we can more accurately treat the affected areas and ensure you are getting the proper range of motion that your body needs.
FMS (Functional Movement Screening)
At Vita Fitness & Physical therapy, our therapists utilize the FMS, a standardized assessment to evaluate an individual’s mobility and stability. With FMS, our professionals can design targeted exercise programs to enhance performance, prevent injuries, and promote overall well-being.
Yes, that’s true
Most insurance companies now permit you to get evaluated and treated by a licensed physical therapist without needing a referral or prescription from your doctor.
Check your health insurance plan for more details, or Contact us directly if you have any concerns about your physical health so that we help you get back to feeling your best!
Therapy focused on and for you!
Our ultimate goal is to help you not only feel better physically but also to ensure that you feel comfortable and actively involved in your therapy treatment. Our team of experienced clinicians will work closely with you to understand the root causes of your injury or condition and develop a personalized treatment plan to help you recover and maintain optimal health.
We recognize that each patient is unique and requires a tailored approach to their therapy.
Our team will work closely with you to set realistic goals and milestones and continually monitor your progress to ensure that you are on the right track to recovery. We will also provide you with exercises and education to empower you to take control of your recovery and maintain your health for the long term.