Spinal Physical Therapy


To address any spinal pathology and associated movement impairment through evaluation and treatment of the entire biomechanical chain to balance the musculoskeletal system and maximize neuromuscular function. The goal of spinal physical therapy is to allow each patient to achieve their optimal capacity to perform all functional daily activities required by their lifestyle and the demands of their environment.

Service Overview

Spinal physical therapists perform a comprehensive orthopedic and neurological examination and develop and implement a multi-faceted treatment plan that incorporates both manual therapy and supportive functional therapeutic exercise. The clinical care provided to the patient may include:

  • Instruction in research-based core exercises
  • Manual therapy, such as joint and soft-tissue mobilization to restore normal spinal mobility
  • Postural and neuromuscular re-education training
  • Soft-tissue and muscle-lengthening techniques to correct muscle imbalances
  • Physical Therapy modalities for pain management

Individualized home exercise programs are created for each patient. The spinal physical therapists educate the patient in self-directed, long-term management of their spinal pathology to avoid recurrence of problems.

Specialized Spinal Therapy Programs

  • Back on Track - pre-surgical program to prepare patients for spinal surgery - Troy
  • Performing Artists' Program
  • Worksite Evaluations/Ergonomics
  • WorkAbilityâ„  program - Royal Oak
  • Osteoporosis - Better Bones, Brighter Futures - Troy - self-pay

Skills and Licensure of Clinicians

Licensed Physical Therapists, Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapists, Certified Mechanical Diagnostic Therapists, Certified Athletic Trainers, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists, Certified Polestar and Stott Pilates Instructors are on staff to meet patients' needs. Each of these certifications requires advanced post-graduate education.

Conditions Treated

The Beaumont Spinal Physical Therapy Program treats a wide variety of diagnoses including but not limited to:

  • Acute traumatic orthopedic spinal injury, due to a fall or MVA
  • Cervical/lumbar radiculopathy
  • Cervical/lumbar radiculitis
  • Instability/hypermobility
  • Muscle strains/spasms
  • Osteoarthritis/degenerative disc disease
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal intervertebral disc herniation/prolapse-cervical, thoracic and lumbar
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Mechanical neck or low back pain
  • Spondylolisthesis/spondylolysis
  • All post-operative spinal orthopedic diagnoses; i.e., laminectomy, discectomy, fusion and more


Our spinal therapy program accepts coverage from most major insurance companies. Discount programs are available for those who qualify.


  • Reduce/eliminate painful spinal and/or radicular symptoms
  • Normalize joint/spinal mobility, muscle flexibility and neck/trunk range of motion
  • Improve overall spinal and extremity muscular strength, endurance and function
  • Promote optimal postural alignment and control
  • Maximize functional ability to perform daily, recreational