Physical Therapy Specialist

NeuroCare Partners

Board Certified Neurosurgeon located in The Woodlands, TX

Physical therapy is the cornerstone of conservative back pain treatment and rehabilitation after surgery. If you have back or neck pain, board-certified neurosurgeon Mirza Baig, MD, of NeuroCare Partners in The Woodlands, Texas, works with a team of highly experienced physical therapists. They can help you recover from the many causes of spinal disorders as well as providing expert post-surgical care. Call NeuroCare Partners and book an appointment or use the online scheduling tool today.

Physical Therapy Q&A

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy is an essential treatment for people who have musculoskeletal conditions. It involves the use of hands-on techniques, active exercises, and passive therapies to perform two vital tasks:

Conservative treatment of back and joint pain

When you first attend NeuroCare Partners, your treatment program begins with the use of noninvasive methods, typically physical therapy and medication. For most patients, this approach is successful in resolving or significantly reducing their symptoms.

Post-surgical rehabilitation

Patients whose pain and loss of function continue to affect them after undergoing conservative treatment might need surgery. Physical therapy is essential for optimal recovery after surgery. The physical therapy department at NeuroCare Partners has post-operative protocols in place based on current evidence-based practice.

What types of treatments might my physical therapy plan include?

Each patient at NeuroCare Partners has a personalized treatment plan that suits their specific needs. Some of the most common features of a physical therapy program include:

Range of motion exercises

This involves gradually increasing the affected body part's range of motion by gently stretching the surrounding muscles.

Strengthening exercises

These build up muscles that have lost strength after an injury or surgery. Strengthening the core muscle groups in your abdomen is also important as it helps to prevent further back problems.

Cardiovascular exercises

Cardiovascular exercises increase your heart rate and get the blood pumping around your body. They're essential for improving your fitness but also help your recovery by delivering oxygen-rich blood, nutrition, and healing cells to damaged tissues.

Increasing activity and tolerance levels

Physical therapists have the expertise to gradually raise your activity and tolerance levels, so they optimize your recovery without risking further injury.

These treatments help address the issues that may have caused your pain or made your condition worse. Physical therapy also helps damaged tissues to heal and prevents the deterioration of muscles and connective tissues that results from inactivity.

How else does physical therapy help my recovery?

In addition to providing active and passive therapies, your physical therapy team at NeuroCare Partners helps you understand your condition, why it's happened, and how to prevent further problems.

They also provide education about the importance of correct posture and biomechanics (how your body moves) that helps you avoid pain and enjoy an active life.

Find out more about the benefits of physical therapy by calling NeuroCare Partners today or booking an appointment online.