AOPT Health Blog
Low Back Pain
How Can AOPT Help Your Low Back Pain?
Patient Functional Outcomes Low back pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions, affecting up to 80% of the population at some point in their lifetime. Low back pain is equally common in men and women and onset is most common in those between the ages of 30 and 50. Most of the time,...
Optimize Your Physical Therapy Appointments
Beginning Physical Therapy can feel daunting. AOPT is here to help with tips and tricks that will help you succeed in and outside of our clinic.How to Communicate with Your Therapist When you go in for your initial evaluation, share! The more information and medical history you can share with your therapist, the more insight...
Lumbar Radiculopathy and Sciatica
Low back pain is a very common condition, with an estimated 3 million cases in the US per year. The mechanism of injury for lumbar radiculopathy and sciatica can vary from an acute injury to long term stress on the back. Regardless of how it has been acquired, conservative treatment with physical therapy has been...
Low Back Pain: Why You Should See a PT First
Musculoskeletal pain is one of the most common reasons that people seek health care services. With today’s opioid epidemic it is important that we find safer alternatives to treat pain. Physical therapy has been a very under-utilized medical resource in treating musculoskeletal pain, specifically acute low back pain. Physical therapy has only been used in...