Alpine Physical Therapy has long been known for its ability to successfully treat, among many conditions, troublesome spine pain. Leading the field as experts in spine care, the physical therapists at Alpine constantly pursue continuing course work to further hone their skills.
In addition, the post-graduate educational growth of our team of 13 PTs is led by Montana’s only Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists, Angela Listug-Vap, FAAOMPT, DPT.
Last week, our therapists received advanced instruction from Angela in a progressive approach to cervical and thoracic stabilization training. Applying these techniques as a guided progression ensures that patients work toward success in their ability to perform the exercises properly . . . before they are advanced to more challenging postures and exercises. In addition, Angela reviewed the use of pressure biofeedback for specific patients, particularly those who need to improve the endurance of their deep neck stability muscles.
The evidence is clear that these approaches are effective in helping relieve neck pain and mid back pain, yet they work best when the progression is supervised by therapists who are picky about training proper form and who apply it slowly enough to prevent patients from overdoing their exercises and overdoing them incorrectly.
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