An injury to muscles and tendons of the lower back (lumbar) region. It usually presents as pain, swelling and/or muscle spasms in the back that affects one side and is worse with movement. It is caused by prolonged overuse of the muscles and tendons of the back, usually due to improper body mechanics and posture, or due to a single violent injury such as a motor vehicle accident.
The Physical Therapists at Apple Physical Therapy will design a personalized treatment plan specific to you and your injury that will include stretching and range of motion exercises to improve mobility in your back and legs. We will also incorporate specific strengthening exercises focused on your core musculature and the muscles of your arms and legs to allow you to maintain proper posture both at rest and during activity. Manual therapy (gentle hands on techniques) such as massage and stretching may be used to improve the mobility of stiff joints and tight muscles that may be contributing to your symptoms. If necessary, your PT may elect to use modalities such as heat, ice and/or electrical stimulation to help reduce pain and ready the body for exercise.
With convenient locations in both Cherry Hill NJ and Marlton NJ, Apple Physical Therapy proudly serves such areas as Cherry Hill, Marlton, Medford, Voorhees, Mount Laurel, Maple Shade, Berlin, Moorestown and all of South Jersey’s Camden and Burlington counties. If you are looking for a Physical Therapist in the Cherry Hill area, we welcome you to our practice. Meet our team and schedule your appointment with us today!