Physical Therapy Services

Physical therapists, under the referral and medical direction of physicians, work closely with patients to aid in the recovery process after an injury or surgery. Using a wide variety of equipment and therapeutic modalities, they can help develop a plan for patients to improve long-term health and rehabilitate injured bones, muscles and tendons. Reducing pain, restoring mobility and improving overall levels of function are physical therapists’ top priorities.

A successful PT regimen will not only hasten the healing and rehab process for an injured or repaired part of the body, but it should also ultimately help strengthen the site to lessen the likelihood of future injury. The goal is to eventually return a patient to a similar level of activity as they experienced prior to injury. Initially, a physical therapist might employ modalities aimed at reducing swelling and gradually restoring range of motion. Later, proprioception exercises allow a patient to restore function and balance as they “re-learn” the sense of how neighboring muscles and bones work in tandem with the rehabilitated part of their body. For an ankle or knee injury, as an example, this might mean balance exercises standing on one foot that help improve coordination and strength.

Campbell Clinic specializes in orthopaedic and sports medicine physical therapy services, including spine rehabilitation, sports injury rehabilitation, post-operative care, aquatic therapy, orthotics/splinting, pediatric and geriatric orthopaedic rehabilitation and work injury management. Physical therapy is offered at all five of our locations (Germantown, Medical Center, Southaven, Spine Center and Collierville).

At-Home Stretches to Help Beat Back Pain

Being sedentary all day, especially at a desk, can have a number of negative effects on your body, but most notably puts you at higher risk for low back pain. In large part, this is due to poor posture while sitting, and may be improved for some patients by back and core-strengthening exercises.

backpainAt Campbell Clinic, our physicians recommend maintaining good posture while sitting to prevent back injury. Specifically, while sitting at a desk and looking at a computer, keep your chin drawn down and shoulder blades comfortably retracted. Adjust the setup of your desk if need be, so that you may easily attain good posture. Be sure to take breaks and walk around frequently throughout the workday, to relieve any prolonged pressure on your spine.

The physicians at Campbell Clinic Spine Center have developed exercises to serve as home-remedies for back pain. These exercises work to strengthen and stretch the muscles of the back.

  • Lumbar Spine Stretch: Prone
    Support yourself on your hands and knees. Gently round your back like a cat and hold for 20 seconds before returning to your starting position.
  • Lumbar Spine Stretch: Knees to Side
    Lie flat on your back with your knees bent. Slowly bend your legs and hips to the left. You may place your left hand on the top of your right knee to deepen the stretch. Hold this position for 20 seconds. Return to your starting position before repeating this exercise on the opposite side.
  • Pelvic Tilts
    Lie on your back with your knees bent. Gently pull your navel toward the floor as your pelvis slowly rotates up from the bottom. Hold the position for three to five seconds before returning to the starting position. For best results, repeat this exercise three to five times.

For more information and to view visual demonstrations of these exercises, please visit our Exercises You Can Do at Home page.