Neck pain impacts your ability to work and concentrate and can easily interfere with your everyday lifestyle. Common neck injuries include herniated or “bulging” discs, whiplash after a car accident, or arthritis. However, not all neck pain is felt just in your neck. Frequently, issues arising from your neck can create painful issues in your shoulders, down your arms, and into your hands. Additionally, headaches can also be a symptom of an underlying neck issue. Because there are many reasons for neck pain and because treatment can vary widely, we at BeneFIT Physical Therapy utilize an approach commonly called “the McKenzie Method”.
Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment, or the McKenzie Method, is a philosophy of active patient involvement with a unique approach that starts immediately during your initial evaluation. The Certified McKenzie Therapist, through a detailed history and identification of distinct pain patterns, will have a valid indicator as to whether or not the method will work for you. It’s this combination of a highly specialized post-professional education coupled with our broad scope of experience that enables our physical therapists to provide exceptional care with your individual patient goals being established at your first session and continuing through your treatment.
Working With BeneFIT
Starting with your initial evaluation, your Physical Therapist will be able to recommend the appropriate exercises you will need to effectively manage and abolish your symptoms, improve your posture, and strengthen targeted muscles to make your neck pain a distant memory. As you progress through your program, your Physical Therapist will continually make the appropriate adjustments to your exercises to give you the means to correct any future imbalances and prevent future neck injuries. Becoming independent in your own self-treatment techniques is the first step that will allow you to surpass your goals and become a fitter you.
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Whether you hate to exercise, are the weekend warrior, or a Division I Athlete, our physical therapists have the knowledge and the tools to BeneFIT you.
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