Back & Neck
Back & neck
We are often asked if we treat patients with back and neck issues. The answer is YES! We help many
patients reduce their pain symptoms, some of which may even be shooting down into their arms or legs.
We also work to reduce stiffness and help patients regain their range of motion, so they can resume
normal daily activities, such as driving safely and/or picking up groceries. Our team at The Gait Center
also treats more complex problems that include everything from spinal cord injury, disc pathology,
stenosis and arthritis, post-surgery, to sprains and strains.
It is important to remember that gait is not simply the legs moving in space, but rather an integration of
the legs, spine, arms, and head. There is a term, “the spinal engine,” that defines the mechanical
function of the spine to power human gait. So, you cannot fully recover gait without addressing spinal
injuries or limitations.
Our strong and focused manual approach to physical therapy, combined with our expertise and
commitment of your licensed therapist for your entire session, is what produces results. We won’t just
look at you as a back or neck injury, but instead as a human being with a “spinal engine,” that is not
properly running the human machine. We will address skeletal, muscular, neurologic, and biomechanical
concerns needed to maximize the function of your engine.