What We Treat
What We Treat
Low back pain is very common and the most common people seek physical therapy treatment. The symptoms of low back pain vary a great deal. Your pain might be dull, burning, or sharp. You might feel it at a single point or over a broad area. It might be accompanied by muscle spasms or stiffness. Sometimes, it might spread into 1 or both legs.
Your physical therapist at Chattanooga Physical Therapy can help you improve or restore mobility and reduce low back pain—in many cases, without expensive surgery or the side effects of medications. Not all low back pain is the same, so your treatment should be tailored to for your specific symptoms and condition.
Sciatica is a condition that occurs when a nerve in your low back or hip is injured, pinched, or compressed, causing pain or other symptoms that can extend from the low back to the hip, leg, or foot. It can be caused by sudden trauma or by long-term stress affecting structures in the back. It most often affects people aged 30 to 50 years.
Your physical therapist at Chattanooga Physical Therapy will work with you to design a specific treatment program that will speed your recovery, including exercises and treatments that you can do at home. Physical therapy will help you return to your normal lifestyle and activities.
Neck pain is a common condition that affects 22% to 70% of people at some point in their lifetime. In most cases of neck pain the exact cause is unknown. Nevertheless, patients with neck pain may be given a variety of diagnoses including cervical disc herniation, osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease, degenerative joint disease, and/or whiplash. These diagnoses lack clear definitions and often fail to explain the patient’s clinical signs and symptoms.
Your physical therapist at Chattanooga Physical Therapy may perform an evaluation to identify structures that may be contributing to the neck disorder, such as poor posture, joint stiffness, decreased muscle flexibility, decreased muscle strength, and decreased muscle endurance. Findings from the evaluation can then be used to develop an individualized treatment plan to address your pain and activity limitations to get back to doing things you love.
Do you feel like you don’t have the strength to do the things you love? Can you tell your legs or arms are not as strong as they used to be? Strengthening is vital for maintaining a level of fitness to continue to be active. It is even more important as we age since muscle tissue and bone density is on the decline. Physical therapists have the training and expertise to guide you through specific exercises to improve your muscle strength, power, and endurance while preventing future injuries. Contact Chattanooga Physical Therapy today.
Arthritis and Joint Pain
“Arthritis” is a term used to describe inflammation of the joints. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis and usually is caused by the deterioration of a joint. OA affects daily activity and is the most common cause of disability in the US adult population.
Your physical therapist at Chattanooga Physical Therapy can effectively treat OA. Although the symptoms and progression of OA are different for each person, starting an individualized exercise program and addressing risk factors can help relieve your symptoms and slow the condition’s advance. Shoulder and Knee Pain.
Shoulder pain may have you limited in reaching overhead, behind your back or performing any lifting or carrying you may need to do in your day to day activities. There are many causes of shoulder pain and your physical therapist at Chattanooga Physical Therapy will evaluate your motion, strength, joint and muscle function to determine your diagnosis.
Knee pain can cause difficulty performing activities such as walking, standing from a seated position, climbing stairs, or playing sports. Physical therapists are specially trained to help diagnose and treat shoulder and knee pain, and help individuals return to their normal activities without pain or limitation.
Your physical therapist here at Chattanooga Physical Therapy will devise a treatment plan specific to your condition and goals which may include: pain management, manual therapy, range-of-motion exercises, strengthening exercises, education and functional training. You will be taught home exercises specific for your needs to do the things you need to be able to do.
Balance problems make it difficult for people to maintain stable and upright positions when standing, walking, and even sitting. Your physical therapist can help treat your balance problems by identifying their causes, and designing an individual treatment program to address your specific needs, including exercises you can do at home. Your physical therapist at Chattanooga Physical Therapy can help you: reduce your fall risk, reduce your fear of falling, and improve your mobility, balance, strength, flexibility and posture.
Physical therapists, who are experts in restoring and improving motion, can analyze your gait for walking or running to assess for any dysfunction. It is common to have gait-related impairments following an ankle sprain, surgery, injury or the gradual aging process. We recommend that elderly adults who use canes and walkers as walking aids be properly assessed and fitted by a physical therapist to avoid fall-related injuries. Let us help you improve your movement at Chattanooga Physical Therapy!
Sports injuries can vary between person to person from ankle sprain to hamstring strain or shoulder dislocation. Let us help you evaluate your injury so you can get back to your sport or activity of choice! Physical therapists are movement experts and can assess how you can prevent any further injuries and continue to do what you love to do.
Headaches can be a condition in which pain is referred to the head and/or face from the cervical spine. The headache could be caused by dysfunction in the cervical spine or surrounding musculature. Physical therapists play a critical role in the diagnosis and treatment of headaches, to allow you to take less medication and allow you to get through your daily functions. If headaches are affecting your day to day activities, contact Chattanooga Physical Therapy today!
When an employee is injured at work, the best way to return to work quickly is physical therapy. An active treatment plan focused on the patient’s specific work duties is the best way to return to work safely. Your physical therapist at Chattanooga Physical Therapy will evaluate your area of impairment, discuss your work duties and together you will develop a treatment plan to help you reach your goals and return to work with reduce injury risk.
If you have experienced surgery, your rehabilitation following the surgery is vital for the best outcomes! Rehabilitation can start within days of your surgery to start the recovery process. Physical therapists are trained to perform rehabilitation after any orthopedic surgery including the wrist, elbow, shoulder, knee, hip, ankle and spine to facilitate a faster and safe recovery with reducing your risk of re-injury. The physical therapists will be with you for each phase of your rehabilitation to regain your motion, strength, flexibility, movement and functioning so you can return back to your life and things you enjoy doing.
I have been using Chattanooga Physical Therapy for several years to help me with my never-ending injuries: two shoulder surgeries, a broken ankle, and a chronic lower back issue. The physical therapists have been very knowledgeable in providing therapy for these various injuries. From stretching and deep tissue massage, to dry needle therapy, the results have always been positive. Dry needle therapy was done after my last shoulder surgery to wake up the bicep muscles that had been intruded upon during the surgery. I so enjoyed this therapeutic session, and the success it brought, that I requested the same dry needle therapy be applied to my lower back. The results have been very favorable. Both physical therapists are considerate of your needs and provide a positive experience. The office manager in charge of scheduling is absolutely incredible and special in many ways.
I suffered with unbearable back pain for months. I went to therapy at other places, but the relief was temporary. My doctor referred me to Chattanooga Physical Therapy. Paul and Caitlyn are awesome. They genuinely care about their patients and all parts of your life. The wellness plans are customized to the patients needs. They give you the tools and skills necessary to become healthy again. Chattanooga Physical Therapy is a place of healing and restoration. Thank you!
When I first came to Chattanooga Physical Therapy- I was having severe headaches, after a few visits, my headaches are completely gone! Paul and Caitlin are the best!! I recommend them highly!!
Caring & effective - thank you for all your help and sage advice
I started out as a non-believer...but quickly saw that the pain in my arm started getting better. Then I was able to move it over my head, and now I can even use it for lifting things! I am thrilled with what Caitlin and Paul are doing!
Chattanooga Physical Therapy is the best place to go for rehabilitation. It is a wonderful place. They will get you in shape. Before my knee surgery and therapy, I couldn’t do much because of my knee pain. I could walk from the parking lot to my car and that was about it. Now I can go up and down stairs, walk 1 mile, get out of chairs, squat, lift and drive. You also have to want to do the work.
Excellent care and attention to individualizef plan for health, as well as future quality of life. You feel counted and important to them, not just another "body" to push through a cookie-cutter routine. Dr. Caitlin Caverra and Dr.Paul Iverson are both extraordinary DPTs! I highly recommend them!
Ask for Jason. He is excellent.
wonderful and healing! the therapists are attentive and engaged, and genuinely care about each individual they work with.
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