Physical Therapy For Back Pain

Back pain can be bothersome and get in the way of daily activities. Therapeutic exercises can be the solution for you to relieve back aches and soreness. At Broadway Diagnostic, we provide various pain management services from our licensed specialists. If your back problems have lasted for over two weeks, consider physical therapy in Amityville. 

Causes of Back Problems

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Back pain can be treated or even prevented by taking certain measures. It is important to be conscious of your symptoms and treat them before they worsen. Some causes of your back symptoms that can be relieved by physical therapy in Amityville include:

  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Strain in back muscle or ligament
  • Ruptured disks


To determine your route of treatment and which therapeutic methods should be used, a specialist will take a series of tests. These tests include, but are not limited to:

  • X-ray
  • MRI
  • CT scan
  • Blood tests

Passive Exercises

Passive therapy might be one type of therapeutic exercise recommended to patients suffering from back issues. It consists of treatments where the patient doesn’t have to actively participate. Such examples of passive treatments include the following:

  • Heat/ice packs- The application of heat or ice to the afflicted area for intervals of 20 minutes.
  • TENS units- Electrodes on sticky pads attached to the symptomatic area via wires from a battery-operated device.
  • Iontophoresis- Electrical currents passed through skin soaked in water to relieve symptoms.
  • Ultrasound- Sound waves from a machine are delivered to the skin.

Active Exercises

Active therapeutic exercises are also advised by doctors to rehabilitate the back. This type of treatment includes a series of exercises and stretches, which we offer at Broadway Diagnostic. Some of these activities include:

  • Knee-to-chest stretch
  • Lower back rotational stretch
  • Lower back flexibility exercise
  • Bridge exercise
  • Cat/cow stretch

Contact Us

If you are struggling with back aches and pain and are ready to resolve it, consider our team at Broadway Diagnostic. We provide physical therapy in Amityville to our patients to help relieve their symptoms. Call our office today for more information or to schedule an appointment with our specialist.

Broadway Diagnostic & Rehabilitation