Joint Mobilization Versus Stretching for Pain

Greg Schroeder Injury Prevention

Your muscles and joints are designed to be flexible so they can bend and stretch in a variety of ways to help you do things like walk and run, carry a suitcase around, or reach things high up on a shelf in your kitchen. Regularly stretching your body can help improve flexibility, which means your periarticular tissues (those around the …

4 for 4! Clinical excellence awarded again!

Greg Schroeder Outcomes

We are passionate about helping you feel better and function better.  To help us measure how we are doing and how we compare to our peers we at Back@Work Physical Therapy voluntarily submit our patient’s outcomes to an independent Physical Therapy benchmarking company.  Our results are analyzed and compared to approximately 10,000 other Physical Therapists across the nation.  Each quarter …

Back@Work Physical Therapy Helping Industries Reduce Injuries

Greg Schroeder Injury Prevention

Dr. Schroeder, Physical Therapist and owner of Back@Work Physical Therapy has be busy helping the refineries in Casper and Sinclair Wyoming that are owned by Sinclair Oil to implement Fit for Duty Testing programs.  These programs are a proven method to assist the employer in selecting a new employee who is capable of performing the job that the are being …

Headache Relief with Physical Therapy

Greg Schroeder Patient Stories

Recently we had a patient come to our clinic in Logan, Utah with terrible headaches and neck pain.  For years he had been using powerful opioid pain killers to manage his migraine headaches.  The medications had take their toll and he decided he need to be off them.  His pain doctor was helping him reduce the medication use but this …

Education from a Physical Therapist Before Back Surgery May Reduce Cost, Improve Outcomes

Greg Schroeder Back Pain

While physical therapists are known as hands-on, movement specialists, evidence is beginning to suggest their ability to teach can improve outcomes and reduce health care costs as well. A recent study published in the journal Spine (Preoperative pain neuroscience education for lumbar radiculopathy – August 15, 2014, followed a group of individuals who were undergoing surgery of the lumbar spine. …

Are Doctors Good at Managing Back Pain?

baw Back Pain

A new research report published recently found that most physician are doing a poor job following published guidelines for managing back pain. Too many opiod medications and not enough Physical Therapy is being recommended. A recent piece done by NBC sheds light on this problem. When the initial treatment for back pain is wrong the chance of chronic pain, narcotic …

Back Pain

baw Back Pain

All physical therapists are prepared through education and experience to treat people who have low back pain. However, when choosing a Physical Therapist to treat your low back you may want to consider the following: 1. A physical therapist who is experienced in treating people with orthopedic, or musculoskeletal, problems. 2. A physical therapist who is a board-certified clinical specialist …