The therapy has helped me a great deal. In reality, age and arthritis are two factors I have to consider and may always have to deal with. However, I can now sit comfortably, bend down and pick up things more easily. I no longer have to depend on family to take care of my regular duties. Thank you.

Mary A. Funk

Back and Neck Pain

Back Pain

Back pain and problems related to the spine are both common and troublesome. You may experience upper back pain, lower back pain, and sometimes both. It has been estimated that 80% of all people in the western world will consult their health care provider for back pain during their adult life. Most cases of back pain are not serious. Well, they are serious in that it is painful and bothersome to have back pain, but the actual damage to your body’s tissues may not be serious. Your body’s ability to heal back injuries is very powerful and usually the pain and limited mobility will disappear in a few days.

If back pain persists for more than a few days without improvement, action such as upper back pain physical therapy and lower back pain physical therapy must be taken. At Dynamic Physical Therapy we are expertly trained to develop custom treatment plans to help give patients back pain relief. Our approach incorporates those elements that have the strongest support in medical evidence. Most treatment plans consist of education, specific exercise prescription, manual therapy and various modalities such as traction and electrical stimulation. Our treatment plans are designed after we perform a thorough interview and evaluation. Every patient is different and therefore every treatment plan should be different too. It is this individualized approach that sets us apart from other physical therapy providers in Northwestern Michigan.

More involved back problems include those where nerves are irritated or damaged and problems involving reduced stability of small areas of the lower back. These conditions can often be treated with great success in physical therapy. For these conditions and some others, surgical options exist as well. As conscientious health care providers we advocate non-operative care before surgery. Surgery should be reserved for those individuals who have exhausted all other options and have well-defined spinal problems. In rare circumstances patients should consider surgery immediately; these conditions are recognized by your primary health care provider and they should refer you to the appropriate specialist.

Neck Pain

Neck pain and neck injuries are unique. The anatomy and movement patterns of the neck are unlike other parts of the spine. At Dynamic Physical Therapy our physical therapists possess the advanced knowledge and skills to properly assess your neck pain and devise and individualized neck pain treatment program. Research has pointed out that manual therapy is highly effective for neck pain, and this is one of the areas where we excel. We also teach our patients with neck injuries proper posture and specific exercises so they can play an integral role in his or her neck injury treatment plan.

Headache pain is common, but not many realize that headaches can be related to a neck injury. When you have a neck injury, the stiff joints and muscle dysfunction can lead to headache pain and migraines. If you are frequently feeling headache pains, the problem may lie within a neck injury and neck injury physical therapy may be vital to your healing process.

The neck is a relatively vulnerable area of the human body and it is best entrusted to professionals who posses the skills and knowledge to effectively and safely help you overcome your neck pain and neck injury.

Dynamic Physical Therapy proudly serves the Northern Michigan region including Buckley, Cadillac, Gaylord, Gralying, Manistee, Marion, Traverse City, and surrounding areas.

Dynamic is the smartest choice for your physical therapy care.

At Dynamic Physical Therapy, our physical therapists are the most experienced and educated in physical therapy treatments. We have six locations throughout Northern Michigan in Cadillac, Manistee, Gaylord, Marion, Buckley and Traverse City. We are the most recommended Northern Michigan physical therapy center for upper and lower back pain. We also specialize in neck pain, knee pain, arm pain and hand pain, and our physical therapists and aides can help relieve your pain in the most effective way possible. For orthopedic treatment and aquatic therapy, rehab for sports related injuries like shoulder injuries and foot injuries, physical therapy for Cerebral Palsy, stroke rehabilitation, therapy for carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches and arthritis relief, and even jaw pain treatment, Dynamic Physical Therapy is the smartest choice for comprehensive physical therapy care and physical rehabiliation services.