If you’re experiencing back pain, whether it be acute, chronic, or post-surgical, physical therapy should be your first treatment option. Diagnoses, such as osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, stenosis, spondylolysis, and disc herniation, can be effectively treated with manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, functional training to improve your movement patterns, and modalities for pain control. FunctionSmart’s skilled orthopedic physical therapists are trained in Active Release Technique (ART) and other manual techniques to effectively treat the thoracic and lumbar spine. Therapeutic exercise for core stabilization and functional training allows for carryover to correctly stabilize the spine with activities such as lifting, bending, and exercising. Every patient is provided with an individualized home program to achieve long term relief and prevent future injury.