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In response to a problem afflicting so many people, Sentara offers a comprehensive, structured Back Program. It includes customized evaluation, conditioning and education to help patients achieve maximum improvement.

Conditions helped by our back program include:

Low back pain
Muscle strain
Post-surgical conditions
Post-traumatic injury
Degenerative joint disease
Spondylosis/Spondylolisthesis
Disc disease
Arthritis

Treatment begins with an extensive evaluation:
 
Range of motion testing
Strength assessment
Postural evaluation
Gait analysis
Neurological screening
Palpation to rule out muscle imbalance asymmetry
Body mechanics
Work-related tasks

Conditioning Is customized for each patient:

Lumbar stabilization
Stretching
Aerobic conditioning
Strengthening exercises
Progressive lifting
Modified work simulation
Proper body mechanics

Education in healthy back care helps patients avoid re-Injury with:

Proper body mechanics
Strengthening and stretching exercises
Proper posture
Safe lifting techniques

Results, physician communication and after-care:

Patients and therapists work as a team, striving to achieve improved strength, greater flexibility and better body function.

Referring physicians receive weekly progress reports on flexibility, strengthening, lifting and aerobic capabilities.

Patients graduate with a personal exercise program to continue building strength and aerobic fitness.

Many patients transition to the Sentara Fitness Center to continue supervised exercise therapy with therapists and trainers who have special expertise in back care.

Patients need a physician’s prescription to receive therapy services. For new patient evaluations or more information, please call (757) 865-6224.

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Back conditioning therapy services are available at the following Sentara Therapy Center locations:

Peninsula 

CarePlex - Hampton
Coliseum - Hampton
James City - Williamsburg
Port Warwick - Newport News
Williamsburg

Southside 

Battlefield - Chesapeake
Independence - Virginia Beach
Grassfield - Chesapeake
Great Bridge - Chesapeake 
Hilltop - Virginia Beach
Indian River  - Virginia Beach
Leigh - Norfolk
Princess Anne - Virginia Beach
Granby - Norfolk

Suffolk & Smithfield

BelleHarbour - Suffolk
Suffolk YMCA 
Obici - Suffolk
St. Lukes - Carrollton
Wakefield

North Carolina 

Sentara Currituck Outpatient Therapy Center 


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