Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is a conservative approach to spine and joint injury and can also assist individuals to recover and regain function after surgery. Whether you are an athlete, homemaker, work at a computer or perform manual labor, joint pain/injuries are common ailments to all. Approximately 80% of the population will experience lower back pain at some point in their life. Research studies have found that an individual with a prior history of back pain is 3-4 times more likely to redevelop back pain if no formal treatment program is initiated. For this very reason, it is important to understand how postures and activities can affect your pain.

A physical therapist can evaluate range of motion, strength, flexibility, and posture and perform tests to determine the cause of your pain. The therapist can offer insight into proper postures, body mechanics and appropriate exercise to address the problem and help to prevent recurrence. Treatment may also include manual techniques or modalities such as heat, ultrasound or electric stimulation to assist with pain management.

At Parkway Neuroscience and Spine Institute our therapy staff has over 30 years of experience in treatment of spine and extremity disorders. Our focus is on quality care and individual treatment. We have a close working relationship with your physician to coordinate care and ensure optimal results. Our staff will develop a comprehensive and individualized treatment plan to help you achieve your goals.

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Back/Neck pain
  • Bursitis/Tendonitis
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Repetitive use injuries
  • Sprains/strains
  • Post surgical rehabilitation of spine, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Patellofemoral syndrome
  • Tennis elbow
  • And more!

Goals of Therapy

  • Restore pain free spinal and extremity movement
  • Increase strength of abdomen, trunk and extremities
  • Return to prior level of function
  • Return to work/sport
  • Prevention of further injury

We offer the following:

  • Comprehensive musculoskeletal evaluation
  • Individualized exercise program to address your needs
  • Hands-on techniques to improve spinal and extremity range of motion
  • One-on-one treatment
  • Instruction in proper postures and lifting techniques
  • Back education
  • Ergonomic evaluation and recommendations
  • Aerobic conditioning
  •  Strengthening/flexibility exercise

Power Over Pain Program

The “Power Over Pain” program at Parkway Physical Therapy is a 4-week, personalized program that provides patients with specific tools and strategies to help return to the activities that are important to them. This program is based on the latest research in pain. Our talented team of therapists has extensive experience working with patients with chronic pain, many of whom have had pain for many years and have tried multiple other treatments in the past. You don’t have to let your pain rule your life anymore. Take control today!  The program includes:

  • Pain Neuroscience Education
  • Relaxation and Stress Management Techniques
  • Exercise and Pain Management Resources
  • Body Mechanics, Activity Pacing, Nutrition and Sleep Education

Graston Technique

Clinical Applications

Here is a list of some of the most common conditions treated with Graston Technique® therapy.

  • Ankle Pain (Achilles Tendinosis/itis)
  • Wrist Pain (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)
  • Neck Pain (Cervical Sprain/Strain)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hamstring Injuries
  • Hip Pain
  • IT Band (Iliotibial Band)
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylosis/itis)
  • Back Pain (Lumbar Sprain/Strain)
  • Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylosis/itis)
  • Knee Pain (Patellofemoral Disorders)
  • Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
  • Shoulder Pain (Rotator Cuff Tendinosis/itis)
  • Scar Tissue
  • Women’s Health (Post-Mastectomy and Caesarean Scarring)

Dry Needling

Dry needling is now available for patients at Parkway Physical Therapy.  Dry needling uses a thin monofilament needle to treat underlying muscular trigger points for the management of neuromuscular pain.  Dry needling is not the same as acupuncture, although the needles are similar.  Acupuncture is a practice based on Eastern medicine.  Dry needling, on the other hand, is based on Western medicine and treats muscle tissue with the goal of reducing pain, deactivating trigger points and restoring function.  It can be used for everything from headaches, neck/back pain, shoulder/arm pain, leg/foot pain and even pelvic pain, and is a very effective treatment.  Most patients will have immediate benefit from the treatment.

If you are living with chronic pain, take control in 2020 by participating in the Power Over Pain program at Parkway Physical Therapy.  With the new year starting, this is a great time to take measures to help you return to activities that are important to you. The Power Over Pain program is a personalized 4-week program that will provide specific tools and strategies to help patients cope with chronic pain and increase their activity level in a safe way.  This program is covered by insurance.

The Program includes:

  • Pain Neuroscience Education
  • Relaxation and Stress Management Techniques
  • Exercise and Pain Management Resources
  • Education on Body Mechanics, Activity Pacing, Nutrition and Sleep

Patient testimonial:

I want to thank you for your very professional and helpful therapy you provided to me.  You taught me some things that reduced and relieved my pain and increased my mobility.  You are a talented and very skillful therapist and are definitely in the right field. 

Again, thank you

Sara W.

Parkway Neuroscience And Spine Institute

Parkway Physical Therapy

13 Western Maryland Parkway
Suite 202
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Phone: 301-797-9240
Fax: 301-797-4153