Healthy Spine

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How is this accomplished?

The successful management of any type of spine disorder starts with a comprehensive evaluation focused on each individuals loss of function and identification of their pain generator.  The expert staff has over 125 years of combined experience in managing all types and stages (acute to chronic) of spinal problems.  Once an evaluation is completed, an evidence-based approach is utilized in developing a treatment plan that will assist in pain management and optimal return to function as quickly as possible.

Areas of expertise?

All of our staff have advanced training in the evaluation and treatment of all areas of spine-related conditions, including:

  • Cervical Spine
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)
  • Thoracic Spine
  • Lumbar Spine
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Sacroiliac (SI) Joint
  • Pubic Dysfunction
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)
  • Spondylosis, Spondylolysis or Spondylolisthesis
  • Disc Bulge, Protrusion or Herniation (HNP)
  • Stress Fractures
  • Radiculopathy (Tingling, Numbness or Weakness

Our treatment approach?

The staff at Armor Physical Therapy take an eclectic treatment approach to the successful management of all types of spine-related problems.  Through advanced, post-graduate training in many different areas, our staff utilizes many of the following techniques during our one-on-one sessions:

  • Manual therapy (segmental joint mobilization)
  • Manipulative techniques (osteopathic approach)
  • Muscle energy
  • Contract-Relax and Strain/Counter-strain
  • The McKenzie Method (repeated movements)
  • Mobilization with Movement (Mulligan Technique)
  • Soft tissue and deep tissue massage techniques
  • Myofascial and Active Release techniques
  • Trigger point release

In conjunction with soft tissue management, it is necessary to restore optimal patient function through the development of a long-term home exercise program to address range of motion (ROM), flexibility, strength and proper muscle (recruitment) firing pattern.  By empowering each individual with the necessary “tools” to manage their condition, getting back to your normal activities of daily living (ADL’s) and recreation activities are achievable.

Will medical insurance cover this?

We participate in most commercial insurances and would be happy to assist you with any benefit questions you may have.

How do I get started?

All that we need to get you started is a prescription from your primary care physician or specialist with an appropriate medical diagnosis.

Contact us

To make an appointment or for more information about any of our physical therapy or speciality programs, please call Armor Physical Therapy during normal business hours or contact us through our website. We have our centers at Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, Mattawan, Plainwell & Portage, MI.

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