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Physical therapist stretching patients neck.

Neck Pain & Poor Posture

Cartoon style person having neck pain.

Physical therapy can be highly beneficial for treating neck pain. Neck pain can result from various causes, including poor posture, muscle strain, herniated discs, and underlying medical conditions.

How Can Velocity Physical Therapy Help?

Physical therapy can be incredibly beneficial in addressing neck pain. It involves a systematic approach to evaluating and treating the underlying causes of neck pain, rather than just temporarily relieving symptoms

Physical therapist stretching patients neck to the side.
Patients has electrical stimulation on the back of their neck

Did you know?

Neck Pain Can Negatively Affect

Your Daily Life

In addition, it can prevent you from doing necessary things like sleeping, being productive at work and spending quality time with loved ones. Therefore, neck pain's effects are far-reaching, extending beyond the body

How Can
Velocity
Physical
Therapy
Help?

Manual Therapy: Hands-on techniques, such as joint mobilization, soft tissue massage, and myofascial release, can help improve joint mobility, alleviate muscle tension, and reduce pain.

Stretching and Range of Motion Exercises: Targeted stretching exercises can help improve flexibility and restore normal range of motion in the neck and surrounding muscles.

Strengthening Exercises: Strengthening exercises for the muscles in the neck, shoulders, and upper back can improve muscle support and stability, reducing strain on the neck.

Posture Correction: Poor posture often contributes to neck pain. Physical therapists can teach you how to maintain proper posture during daily activities and provide exercises to strengthen the muscles that support good posture.

Ergonomic Education: If your neck pain is exacerbated by certain activities, such as using a computer or smartphone, physical therapists can offer advice on ergonomic adjustments to minimize strain.

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What You Can Expect?

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Heat or Ice Pack Therapy

Heat increases blood flow, promoting the relaxation of muscles and easing tension, making it an excellent choice for relieving tightness.

Ice therapy helps constrict blood vessels and decrease blood flow to the affected area, reducing inflammation and swelling – a crucial element in the early stages of injury.

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Pain Relief Electric
Stimulation

EMS uses electrical currents to stimulate muscle contractions. It is often used for muscle rehabilitation and strengthening.

 

In some cases, it can help relieve pain by promoting blood flow and reducing muscle spasms.

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Stretching Exercises

Strengthening the neck, shoulder, and upper back muscles is crucial for maintaining good posture and reducing strain on the neck. Your therapist will design a tailored exercise program to address your specific needs.

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Physical
Therapy
Tools

TheraGuns use rapid and repetitive movements (percussions) to target specific muscles and soft tissues. The device has a motor that generates these percussive movements. The idea is to provide deep tissue massage and alleviate muscle knots and tension. 

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