Know Pain, Know Gain-Part 3

Greg Schroeder Back Pain

Let’s imagine you are sitting comfortably in your favorite recliner at home watching your favorite show and an African Lion comes into the room.  Are you going to continue to sit there comfortably watching TV, are you going to think about your posture, will you be considering what you are going to do this weekend or what for dinner tonight?  …

Know Pain, Know Gain-Part 2

Greg Schroeder Back Pain, Uncategorized

Most of us think we have a pretty good idea about pain. We experience it throughout our lives and so we should kind of know how it works, right? WRONG! The basic model of pain we have been taught over the past one of two thousand years was described by Descartes.  This model of pain says that tissue damage = …

Know Pain, Know Gain- Part 1

Greg Schroeder Back Pain

Today I ran into a previous patient whom I treated for 6 weeks for back pain and sciatica.  At the time he came to see me he had been having back pain and sciatica for years, he was using pain medications extensively and was considering back surgery.  His ability to function in his normal work and daily activities was very …

What to do about the out of control cost of treating back and neck pain

Greg Schroeder Back Pain

A recent article published by WebMD reported that in the United States we spend 86 billion dollars per year to treat low back pain and pointed out that despite the growing amount spent disability rates are worsening.  Other source estimate that it’s between $50 and 100 billion for back pain alone. In fact, back pain is the number one reason …

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. …