Physical Therapy for Back Pain

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If you experience back pain for more than two weeks, physical therapy may be recommended. 90% of patients recover after 4-6 weeks of physical therapy.

Your physical therapist will create a treatment plan to help you to regain the ability to move and to reduce pain. You will learn special exercises and tools to reduce pain, such as ultrasound and applying heat or cold. You will also learn how to prevent back injury in the future.

Catholic Health Locations

AthletiCare Kenmore
1495 Military Road
Kenmore, NY 14217
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AthletiCare Orchard Park
3669 Southwestern Boulevard
Orchard Park, NY 14127
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Mount St. Mary's Center for Sports Medicine and Physical Rehabilitation
Witmer Park Medical Center
One Colomba Drive, Suite 5
Town of Niagara, NY 14305
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Mount St. Mary's Hospital
5300 Military Road
Lewiston, NY 14092
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Partners In Rehab Depew
6199 Transit Road
Depew, NY 14043
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Partners In Rehab East Aurora
94 Olean Street
East Aurora, NY 14052
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Partners In Rehab Sisters Hospital
2157 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214
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Partners In Rehab St. Joseph Campus
2605 Harlem Road
Cheektowaga, NY 14225
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Partners In Rehab West Seneca
550 Orchard Park Road
West Seneca, NY 14224
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How Often You'll Receive Therapy

In general, most back pain patients receive therapy 1 to 3 times per week over the course of one or two months. The frequency of your appointments will depend on your condition and insurance coverage. 

Your initial therapy visit may last up to an hour. Future appointments will be 30-45 minutes long.

Making an Appointment for Physical Therapy

Some insurances (Medicare, Medicaid, worker's compensation, and no fault) require a referral from your doctor prior to beginning physical therapy. Before making an appointment, please check with your insurance company to find out if a referral is needed.