Back Pain Slowing you down? Get going again quickly with Physical Therapy

got_pain_back_pain_physical_therapy_cartoonBack pain can arise in many different ways — whether your back pain is from weight gain, pregnancy, scoliosis, inactivity, injury, overuse, etc., physical therapy can help you.

The goal of physical therapy is to decrease back pain, increase function, strengthen muscles, and provide education on a maintenance program to prevent further recurrences. We can help relieve your back pain ailments. Success can be achieved through a series of sessions & a custom program we design for you with exercises specifically designed to help reduce pain.

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There are many different forms of physical therapy for back pain. Acutely, the therapist may focus on decreasing pain with passive physical therapy (modalities). These are considered passive physical therapy because they are done to the patient. Examples of modalities include:

  • Heat/ice packs
  • TENS units
  • Iontophoresis
  • Ultrasound

In addition to passive therapies, active physical therapy (exercise) is also necessary to rehabilitate the spine. Generally, a patient’s back exercise program should encompass a combination of the following:

  • Stretching for back pain exercise
  • Strengthening for back pain exercise
  • Low-impact aerobic conditioning

We will design a custom back pain exercise program for you that you can do at the gym, office or at home.

At Bright STAR Physical Therapy, our staff is constantly getting more training and more education on new or innovative treatment options in order to relieve your back pain and discomfort. We have 2 locations in the San Fernando Valley — Woodland Hills, CA, Valley Village / North Hollywood, CA. Bright STAR physical therapists will be able to help you find relief from back pain. Call our office today for a free consultation (818)343-3900. You can also visit our website at


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