Patient Stories //
Low Back/Leg Pain Patient:
"After being diagnosed with scoliosis, degenerative disc disease and stress fractures in my vertebrae, I was referred to Active Spine PT by my primary care physician. I have been through rounds of physical therapy for several other problems (tennis elbow, pulled hamstrings, plantar fasciitis) over the years, and have never felt as comfortable with a therapist, as with Nick. Nick and his staff members understand the pain, discomfort and limitations that we experience as we grow older, and they were all patient, empathetic and encouraging, not to mention skilled at different therapeutic approaches. Nick is also a skilled teacher and I 'have my life back" of gardening and playing tennis. I would encourage anyone to see Active Spine."
Active Spine PT is a Tier 1 Provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield
Active Spine Physical Therapy is Tier1 for SelectBlue Plans through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska.
In-Network Provider with BCBS.
Active Spine Physical Therapy is and continues to be an in-network provider for Blue Cross and Blue Sheild.
Active Spine offers Dry Needling.
Active Spine Physical therapy was one of the first clinics in Omaha to offer Dry Needling back in 2014. All of our physical therapists are certified in Dry Needling.
#1 Lower Back Pain Stretch
What is Physical Therapy? //
Physical therapy means the treatment of any pain, disease, or injury by physical means.
A physical therapist seeks to identify and maximize quality of life and movement potential through prevention, intervention (treatment) and rehabilitation.
Rehabilitation means making somebody fit or capable of doing something they can no longer do properly or at all, but used to be able to - i.e. restoring an ability or abilities.
Physical therapy is a clinical health science - not an alternative therapy. Physical therapists study medical science subjects, including anatomy, neuroscience and physiology in order to acquire the health education needed for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, etc., of patients with physical problems.
A qualified physical therapist is an expert in the examination and treatment of people with cardiothoracic, musculoskeletal and neuromuscular diseases; focusing on conditions and problems that undermine patients' abilities to move and function effectively.
Physical Therapy Before/After Back Surgery
There is substantial evidence supporting the benefits of physical therapy and exercise both before and after back surgery.
The strength and stability that physical therapy provides can significantly shorten a patient's recovery time after surgery. Physical therapy and exercise is considered an important part of most back pain patients' treatments, including those undergoing non-surgical and surgical care. This is because patients with low back pain are most likely to recover when the patient is in optimum physical condition.
Unless a patient requires emergency surgery, most patients are advised to undergo a trial of physical therapy prior to considering back surgery.
Many patients find it most helpful to be monitored by a physical therapist to ensure follow through and avoid problems. Once the initial phase of therapy is complete, those patients who continue to follow an exercise program are often the most successful in managing their back pain.
Considerations Before Choosing a Physical Therapist
Will you be treated by the same physical therapist each visit?
What specialty certifications do they have to treat your injury?