A Reputation for Quality
Our therapists at King Physical Therapy & Fitness are highly trained to provide quality care for head/neck pain with or without symptoms into your arm and/or hands.
Priority One – Identify the Source of Your Symptoms
A thorough initial evaluation helps us identify the source of your symptoms, devise an effective treatment plan and track the effectiveness through regular assessment and reassessment (test/re-test). This provides reassurance that we are always working to achieve your goals in a cost-effective manner.
Are images helpful in caring for my problem?
Medical imaging such as X-rays, ultrasounds, CT scans, and MRI's can be very valuable for identifying serious medical conditions. However, minor findings are of no value in helping to explain the vast majority of aches and pains. Not only are the majority of imaging results not helpful, studies support that they are even harmful from a psychological point of view. Several studies have shown that those who are told of "abnormal" (though irrelevant) findings on their medical imaging have more doctor's visits, longer lasting pain, more disability and a lower sense of well-being. (Kendrick 2001, Ash 2008 and Modic 2005)
What we do use to help diagnose your issue
Medical research is continuously providing the clinicians at King Physical Therapy & Fitness with "current best-evidence" guidance, so we are equipped to provide the state-of-the-art care to our community members. Evidence Based Practice (EBP) consists of three pillars; the best available evidence, the clinician's expertise, and YOUR thoughts on what will improve your symptoms!
Below is one example of how the literature helps us identify the source of your symptoms.
Cervical Radiculopathy Cluster (Wainner 2003)
- (+) Spurling's Test
- (+) Cervical Distraction Test
- (+) Upper Limb Tension Test (Median Nerve Bias)
- (+) <60 degrees of rotation to the involved side.
A Hands-on Approach
Hands-on techniques, in most cases, are an essential part of a successful head and neck pain treatment program. Our therapists are equipped with cutting-edge manual skills to assist with the recovery of range of motion, reestablish correct movement patterns, and alleviate muscle related pain/discomfort. Coupled with patient education and therapeutic exercise, the results can be dramatic and long lasting.