One Mercado Street, Suite 200 Durango, CO 81301
Spine Colorado has a relationship with spine-specialized therapists, located under the same roof. These physical therapists are specialty trained in the treatment of back and neck pain.
In many unspecialized clinics, a physician will see the patient, perform an examination, and then refer the back pain sufferer to a physical therapy clinic all the way across town. This general "evaluate and treat" prescription for physical therapy is all-too-common. Often, a general physical therapist will start from scratch by forming their own evaluation and assessment without knowing what the original physician found out through diagnostic tests.
A general physical therapist may also rely too heavily on passive "modalities," such as ice, heat or ultrasound, to treat back pain. This may not be a good choice, as research has shown that using these passive treatments is NOT the best way to return someone to activity efficiently.
How our spine center differs
Instead of sending a patient across town, they will be able to go directly into the consulting rehab department. They will also be connected with a spine-specialized therapist who has advanced training in spine. Rather than starting from scratch, this therapist works off of information gleaned from the physician's evaluation, picking up where they left off.
What does this mean for you?
Instead of receiving a general treatment approach, your therapist is specialized in the treatment of back and neck pain. The partnering therapists have advanced, hands-on skills that can help relieve your pain and get your injured muscles, tissues and spinal structures moving again. Instead of a single school of thought, you get the benefit of being treated by a specialist with a variety of skills who can choose the ones that best match your particular problem.
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