Jennifer is fantastic. After only two weeks my back pain is significantly less. She zeroed in immediately on the problem. Other PTs will watch you do exercises. That’s a waste of time and money. You can do those on your own time. Here they work on the problem.

I’ve been visiting Tim for several years now and he is a true master of his craft. Only doctor I’ve been to that diagnosed me correctly and fixed my lower back issues.

Dr Tim Vidale is a miracle worker. I have been with him for about 8 weeks and am amazed by the improvements throughout my neck, upper and lower back. He knows the human body like a map and can pinpoint targeted areas that need work/treatment. Dr Vidale has also been very helpful advising me on ergonomic positions while using the computer, as extended sitting was uncomfortable for me and wrote a letter on my behalf advising my employer to provide a standing desk. He obviously deeply cares about his patients, which is one of the many outstanding traits of his practice.

Get To The Root of Your Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most common conditions we treat. While back pain is fairly common, the symptoms and severity of lower back pain can vary greatly making each patient’s treatment plan unique. Depending on your condition, your back pain may go away after a couple of days, but if your back pain continues for a longer period of time or is a recurring issue, you may need to see physical therapist to find relief for your back pain. At Therapydia, we don’t just give our patients exercises, but we utilize hands-on, manual therapy techniques that places pressure on your back muscles and joints to decrease back pain caused by muscle spasm, muscle tension, and joint dysfunction.

Signs & Symptoms

    Your back is a network of spinal muscles, nerves, bones, discs and tendons in the lumbar spine. Common causes of back pain include heavy lifting or sudden awkward movement that strains back muscles and spinal ligaments, sciatic nerve and piriformis muscle irritation or pinching usually by a herniated disc or abnormal spinal curvature.

      You may be experiencing the following symptoms

    • Tightness in area between ribs and legs
    • Shooting or stabbing pain across low back
    • Limited range of motion and flexibility

Why Physical Therapy

    Physical therapists can assess movement patterns to determine if the trigger point is the source of back pain symptoms and correct any movement dysfunction that they find.

    • Joint mobilization, manual therapy, and myofascial release are common techniques to release or inhibit an active trigger point.
    • Core stabilization exercises in conjunction with lumbar range of motion are also effective at reducing back pain symptoms.
    • Postural education to reduce pressure on back muscles and alleviate pain back.

About Therapydia DC

Better Physical Therapy Experience

At Therapydia DC, our physical therapists offer one-on-one, hands-on back treatment. You’ll spend your entire with one of our expert therapists – we won’t hand you off to a PT assistant or aide. We’ll help you understand what’s causing your pain, what you can do to relieve your pain and ways to prevent reoccurring injuries. Best of all, you’re covered. Therapydia works with and provides billing for most PPO insurance groups and Medicare. We also accept cash-based payments.

  • Lifetime Wellness
  • Hands-On-Care
  • Quality Treatment
  • Tim Vidale, DPT
    Clinic Director
    and Physical Therapist
  • Jennifer Nelson, DPT
    Physical Therapist
  • Jane Kruszewksi, DPT
    Physical Therapist
  • Joanne Divito, DPT
    Physical Therapist

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