Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy is an important component in the treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders. The initial treatment ranges from passive modalities such as ultrasound, back school, and spinal rehabilitation. The second phase focuses on flexibility and strengthening, conditioning exercises, and muscle endurance training. Dr. Galate will design a physical therapy program specific for your injury, and incorporate the treatment with other non-operative measures such as injections or medications.

Therapy may include:

  • Modalities, such as ultrasound or electrical stimulation
  • Exercise programs for spine strengthening and flexibility
  • Spine stabilization programs with the therapist
  • Work Conditioning
  • Work Hardening