Physical Therapy Hopkinsville KY

While 14-year-old Emily Bowman of Colleyville, Texas, was doing sprints during soccer practice, she bent down to touch the field and turn around—and when she couldn’t stand up again, she knew she’d hurt herself badly.

Greene Physical Therapy Services
(270) 885-9110
1910 S Virginia St
Hopkinsville, KY
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Physical Therapist, Psychologist

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Orthopedics Plus Physical Therapy Inc
(270) 707-7376
1222 Skyline Dr
Hopkinsville, KY
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Physical Therapist

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Bradford Heights
(270) 885-1151
950 Highpoint Dr
Hopkinsville, KY
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Physical Therapist

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Speech Hearing & Counseling Services
(270) 885-0034
210 W 15th St
Hopkinsville, KY
Specialty
Outpatient Physical Therapy

Sportscare Rehab Services
(270) 885-1950
611 Hammond Plaza
Hopkinsville, KY
Specialty
Outpatient Physical Therapy

Pennyrile Physical Therapy
(270) 889-9996
101 Forbes Dr
Hopkinsville, KY
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Physical Therapist

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Impact Medical Center
(270) 881-1005
1202 Skyline Dr
Hopkinsville, KY
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Massage Practitioner, Physical Therapist

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Hopkinsville Active Day Center
(270) 886-3656
921 N Main St
Hopkinsville, KY
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Physical Therapist

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Greene Physical Therapy
(270) 885-9110
1910 South Virginia St
Hopkinsville, KY
 
Orthopedics Plus Physical Therapy - Hopkinsville
(270) 707-7376
103 Keeton Drive
Hopkinsville, KY
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Physical Therapist, Doctor of Physical TherapyOrthopaedic Certified SpecialistPTA

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Alternative Treatments for Back Injuries

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By Meghan Rabbitt

While 14-year-old Emily Bowman of Colleyville, Texas, was doing sprints during soccer practice, she bent down to touch the field and turn around—and when she couldn’t stand up again, she knew she’d hurt herself badly.

“As I bent down, I twisted my body and my lower back pulled,” she says. “I couldn’t even get into the car, I was in so much pain.” Hoping she’d heal on her own, Bowman waited three weeks before seeing a doctor, and when she finally did, the treatment was less than satisfactory—in fact, it didn’t work at all.

The Conventional RX: Bowman saw a sports medicine specialist who recommended rest, ice, and taking a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) when the pain was bad. But after about a month of this, the pain hadn’t subsided enough to get Bowman playing again.

The Alternative RX: Physical therapy. For another opinion, Bowman saw Gayle Jasinski, DC, a certified chiropractic orthopedist at The Texas Back Institute. She suggested Bowman meet with a physical therapist two to three times a week to work on core-strengthening exercises. “Years ago, we believed that rest is what allows the body to heal, but controlled movement sparks circulation, which can help the injured area heal more quickly,” says Jasinski. “Plus, getting patients moving again—especially patients who are very active, like Emily—is good for them mentally. And the mind-body connection can’t be denied when it comes to a quick recovery.”

The Outcome: After a month of physical therapy, Bowman was back on the soccer field. “I consider myself completely healed,” she says. “But I still do my core exercises at home to prevent another back injury.”

Author: Meghan Rabbitt

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