Physical Therapy for Lower Back Pain in Tysons, VA

At Release Physical Therapy, our experienced therapists perform comprehensive assessments to see how they can help with your lower back pain. We then design individualized treatment plans aimed at promoting healing and relieving your specific issues.

Physical Therapy for Lower Back Pain in Tysons, VA


At Release Physical Therapy, our experienced therapists perform comprehensive assessments to see how they can help with your lower back pain. We then design individualized treatment plans aimed at promoting healing and relieving your specific issues.

We'll help you get back to work, back in the game, and back to doing the activities you love.

Tysons Lower Back Pain Relief

Life is short and precious so we should do all that we can to live every day feeling our best. Lower back pain, no matter how severe, can interfere with our daily lives and overall well-being. Physical therapy can be used to treat lower back pain, but it has so much more to offer. Physical therapy offers you devoted time to focus on your mind and body. Plus, the experience can reduce or eliminate back pain while helping you learn about your body. From your daily movements to the way you care for your body, physical therapy can teach you how to preserve a healthier, happier body and version of yourself. Living your life free of low back pain can help you get back to doing the things you need to do, love to do, and get to do, faster.

 

What is lower back pain physical therapy?

Lower back pain can be treated with physical therapy. You probably already know that and are looking for more of an explanation, so here it is. The first step in physical therapy is an assessment to evaluate your current physical state and pinpoint the source of your lower back pain. Your therapist at Release Physical Therapy will also determine if your lower back pain is mechanical (most common) or derangement. Equipped with a better understanding of you and your needs, your Release Physical Therapist can customize your treatment plan, including guided therapeutic exercises to strengthen lower back muscles and condition spinal tissues and joints.

 

Conditions Treated by Lower Back Physical Therapy

If you’re experiencing any type of back pain, you can benefit from physical therapy treatment. Below we will review some conditions commonly treated by physical therapy for low back pain. However, any pain or discomfort in the lower back deserves attention. 

  • Sciatica: Pain that travels through the sciatic nerve is known as sciatica. The sciatic nerve travels from the spine to the buttocks and down the left and right leg. Sciatica is often the result of a herniated disk or overgrowth of a bone that puts pressure on the lumbar spine nerve roots. Pain can vary from mild to sharp burning pain. Regardless of the level of pain, physical therapy can offer relief from sciatica pain. Whether you know the cause of your lower back pain or not, your Release Physical Therapist can work by your side to uncover the root cause of your pain.
  • Herniated disks: Herniated disks most often occur in the lower back, but can occur in any part of the spine. In our backs, we have rubbery cushions aka disks that rest between bones that stack to form our spine. Disks in the spine have a soft center known as a nucleus which is protected by a tougher exterior known as the annulus. When some of the nucleus pushes out through a tear in the annulus, a herniated disk is the result. It can also be referred to as a slipped disk or ruptured disk. 

Of our patient population, 30% of patients experience lower back pain so it’s not unfamiliar territory by any means for our seasoned therapists. Fueled by the motivation to help you feel better, we will uncover the root cause of your lower back pain and customize treatment to maximize results for you.

 

What is the best physical therapy for lower back pain?

While the root cause of lower back pain can vary, so can the fitness level of the patient, accompanying pain or discomforts, and goals. Lower back pain may be a big umbrella with many patients under it, but your journey is unique to you. The best physical therapy for lower back pain should be tailored to you and your goals.

 

What techniques or approaches do you use to treat lower back pain at Release Physical Therapy in Tysons?

Release Physical Therapy in Tysons offers patients a personalized journey from start to finish. At the foundation of every personalized treatment plan is a determination of the root cause of pain or discomfort. Our treatment plans leverage a wide range of therapies and technologies to meet the needs of every patient. Some of our treatments include manual therapy, dry needling, shockwave therapy, laser therapy and therapeutic cupping.

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How long does physical therapy take for lower back pain?

Recommended treatment timelines can vary with most ranging from 6-12 sessions over the course of 4-6 weeks. Your Release Physical Therapist can help you understand what to expect and what an appropriate timeline is for you. Staying on theme with flexibility, your Release Physical Therapist is committed to helping you achieve your goals. They will bend over backward to make treatment match your lifestyle so be sure to communicate with them to create a sustainable and personalized treatment plan.

 

Benefits of Low Back Physical Therapy in Tysons, VA

While physical therapy is usually only temporary, you’ll want to maximize the use of your time and results, too. Partnering with an experienced physical therapist who truly understands you is the best way to increase the benefit of physical therapy. As a Tysons, VA resident you can partner with your Release Physical Therapist who holds the key to the many benefits that physical therapy can offer.

  • Increased comfort (less pain)
  • Restored mobility 
  • Prevention of future injuries 
  • Improved mind and body connection
  • Increased awareness of your body 
  • Improve balance 
  • Build strength
  • Personalized 1:1 care
  • Potential to eliminate the need for surgery 
  • A newfound sense of confidence

 

How often should I expect to come to my lower back therapy sessions?

Recommendations can vary by patients, but on average physical therapy for low back pain consists of 6-12 sessions over 4-6 weeks. Remember your treatment plan is made for you, so if you have unique needs, communicate those to your therapist so they can create a plan that works for you.

 

What are some good at-home exercises to go along with lower back physical therapy?

Physical therapy is one part of the lower back journey and prevention is another. Following physical therapy, and during physical therapy, your Release Physical Therapist may recommend at-home exercises to help build strength and flexibility to combat low back pain. Exercises can include a knee-to-chest stretch, bridges, cat stretch, shoulder blade squeeze, cobra stretch, bird dog stretch, and more depending on your injury.

 

What are some reasons why low back physical therapy might not be right for someone?

Truthfully speaking, we all have some kind of body discomfort or pain. Therefore, physical therapy can benefit just about anyone willing to give it a chance. The only reason physical therapy for low back pain might not be a good fit is if someone does not have low back pain.

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Treatments

At Release Physical Therapy Washington, DC, we offer a full range of manual therapies, as well as both traditional and non-traditional techniques. We work one-on-one with our patients to develop an individualized treatment plan that meets their unique needs, conditions, wellness goals and fitness levels. Learn More

Active Release Technique ® (ART)

Massage and movement-based technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.

K-Laser ® Therapy

The use of specific wavelengths of light to improve healing time, pain reduction, increase circulation and decrease swelling.

Trigger Point Dry Needling

Needle treatment that decreases pain, increases range of motion and improves strength by inactivating myofascial trigger points.

ASTYM ® Therapy

Regenerates healthy soft tissues (muscles, tendons, etc.), and eliminates or reduces unwanted scar tissue that may be causing pain or movement restrictions.

Kineseo ® Taping Method

Taping technique that reduces muscular pain and inflammation, relaxes overused muscles, improves posture and movement awareness and enhances performance.

Running Assessment

Individualized biomechanical analysis designed to identify strength, gait, and alignment imbalances to decrease risk of injury and improve your current training program.

Functional Training

Exercise regimens that integrate multiple muscle groups, joints and the brain to prepare the body for everyday movement, athletics and other specialized physical activities.

Graston Technique ®

Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization used to address soft tissue lesions and fascial restrictions resulting in improved patient outcomes.

Blood Flow Restriction (BFR)

Rehabilitation therapy and performance training technique using a Personalized Tourniquet System® designed for BFR, to reduce atrophy and increase strength.

Shockwave Therapy

A non-invasive, office based treatment that utilizes acoustic waves to alleviate pain, promote tissue regeneration, and accelerate the healing process.

Massage Therapy

Manual manipulation of the soft tissues including muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints to relieve pain, improve circulation, and address specific musculoskeletal conditions.

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Monday-Thursday: 6am - 8pm
Friday: 6am - 5pm
Saturday: By appointment
Sunday: Office closed

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2134 L St NW, Washington, DC 20037

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Our experienced and highly trained physical therapists specialize in treating the outpatient orthopedic population, including sports therapy, orthopedic/spinal therapy, chronic pain management, pre/post-surgical therapy, as well as wellness and prevention. All of our physical therapists are accepting new patients.