Physical Therapy Siler City NC

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.

Chatham Hospital
(919) 799-4000
475 Progress Blvd
Siler City, NC
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Physical Therapist

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Body Therapy Institute
(919) 663-3111
300 S Wind Rd
Siler City, NC
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Massage Practitioner, Physical Therapist

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C A W H Physical Therapy
(336) 622-9641
10116 Old Liberty Rd
Liberty, NC
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Physical Therapist

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Advance Physical Therapy & Apex Physical Therapy
(919) 542-4954
35 Thompson St
Pittsboro, NC
 
Keith Eric McManus
(919) 663-0085
801 W 3rd St
Siler City, NC
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Family Practice

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Greensboro Radiology Ofc
(919) 663-2113
300 N Ivey Ave
Siler City, NC
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Physical Therapist

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Deep River Rehabilitation
(336) 824-8855
103 Brady Street Ext
Ramseur, NC
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Physical Therapist

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Preschool Outreach Program
(919) 542-9891
35 Thompson St
Pittsboro, NC
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Mental Health Professional, Physical Therapist, Psychologist

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Hope Crossing Animal Hospital
(919) 542-1975
58 East Cotton Rd.
Pittsboro, NC

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Mark J Zeringue
(919) 663-3360
421 N Holly Ave
Siler City, NC
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Internal Medicine

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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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