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Spine Therapy


For more information about therapy services, call one of Meriter's Therapy Center locations.
Central - (608) 417-8250
DeForest-Windsor - (608) 417-3370
Hospital - (608) 417-6173
Middleton - (608) 417-8025
Monona - (608) 417-3131
Wellness Center - (608) 417-6102
West - (608) 417-8050

Additional Services:
Orthopedic Program
Spine Program
Orthopedic Clinic
Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic

Meriter Spine Physical Therapy offers services aimed at restoring health and reducing symptoms for persons with spinal pain and dysfunction.
Meriter's spine therapy program focuses on:

  • Individualized treatment
  • Pain reduction
  • Functional restoration
  • Education
  • Prevention

Information about Back Pain
Unfortunately, back pain is extremely common - studies estimate that as many as 80% of Americans have experienced back pain at one time. After the first episode of pain, most people recover one week to two months later. As many as two-thirds of these people will have recurrent episodes of back pain. As many as 85% of these people will have severe, disabling pain every three months to three years. 

Individualized Treatment
Your first visit will be with a physical therapist specializing in spine care. Over the course of an hour, your therapist will evaluate you and develop a specific treatment plan and set goals to meet your personal needs.

Pain Reduction
Use of appropriate interventions may include:

  • Ultrasound
  • Electrical stimulation / TENS
  • Manual Therapy - mobilization, manipulation, massage
  • Traction

Functional Restoration
Being able to return to activities you used to participate in is the primary goal of therapy at Meriter. Functional restoration may include:

  • Strengthening exercises
  • Flexibility exercises
  • Posture and body mechanics training
  • Balance training

Education will be part of each one-on-one session with your therapist. Discussion will include the following:

  • Your diagnosis and prognosis
  • Reasons for treatment
  • Proper technique to use with exercises
  • Proper posture and body mechanics
  • General wellness
  • How to prevent future injury

Body Mechanics and Back Care Class
This two-hour interactive class will teach you:

  • How to keep our back and neck healthy
  • Basic anatomy of the spine
  • Common causes of back and neck pain
  • Supportive sleeping positions
  • Body mechanics training for activities such as driving, lifting, racking, work and recreational activities