Achieve faster full
benefit from the spine
Patients return to activity
safely without re-injury.
Achieve proper body
alignment and balance.
SpineNevada PT offers
exercise programs that
provide long-term benefit.
Aids in relief of pain and
fatigue following surgery.
The overall goal of spine surgery is to get to
the root of the problem, while at the same
time causing the least amount of disruption
to the patient’s lifestyle. Spine surgery is typically
a choice of last resort after all nonsurgical
methods have been exhausted.
When surgery is the right course of action,
it is essential for you to play an active role in
your post surgical recovery. The ideal time frame
for entering physical therapy is 2-3 weeks after
One of the key features that sets
SpineNevada apart from other offices is its spine-specialized
physical therapy department. Patients
will be connected with a physical therapist who
has advanced training in techniques for spine and
aiding in post-operative recovery. Thais Mollet,
PT, DPT, Torrey C. Schweickert, PT, MSPT, Megan Worthen, PT, DPT, Matt Kimber, PT, DPT and Lauren Oxford, PT, DPT of SpineNevada have skills and techniques that are
specifically oriented at post-op rehabilitation—
including the relief of pain and return to activity.
Participation in post surgical physical therapy
allows the patient to obtain the full benefit from
the spine procedure. In short, physical therapy
and appropriate exercise can help patients
recover from spine surgery as quickly and
completely as possible.
Physical therapy and exercise help the
body achieve proper alignment and balance.
A procedure that involves your spine can be
similar to when you replace the tires on your
car — without proper alignment—the tires
will not last as long or wear evenly. A physical
therapist’s role following a spine procedure is
to help with the alignment and balance of the
body to ensure patients achieve the full positive
effects of the spine surgery.
The physical therapists at SpineNevada have
advanced, hands-on skills that can help relieve post
surgical pain and provide the movements needed to
help muscles, tissues and spinal structures recover.
Manual therapy relates to the use of a therapist’s
hands to achieve pain relief. By using specific
techniques, the spine therapist can relieve pain
through hands-on movements applied to vertebrae
and soft tissue areas. This is achieved not passively,
with a modality such as ice or heat, but through
actively moving the joints and tissues.
The SpineNevada Physical Therapy clinic includes an
Inspire Fitness FT2 Trainer which allows the physical
therapists to direct post-op spine patients as they relearn
and simulate work duty
activities in a supported
and assisted manner. These
specialized movements help
to maximize muscle stability
and control of the surgical
region, especially in the first
three months after surgery.
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