St. Mary's of Michigan Spine & Rehabilitation CenterSt. Mary's of Michigan Spine & Rehabilitation Center provides multidisciplinary rehabilitative services, which reflect evidence-based medicine, as published in the medical literature. St. Mary's of Michigan Spine Care is a collaborative effort between the disciplines of medicine, physical therapy, occupational and health psychology.
Physical therapy plays an integral role in the multidisciplinary spinal rehabilitative services. Physical therapy has several goals and responsibilities as part of the functional restoration team. Physical therapists identify mechanical dysfunctions and physical deficits including ROM, strength, posture, and body mechanics. These dysfunctions are addressed and treated by the therapists. Ongoing assessment of the patient's condition and progress is performed throughout the treatment program. The clinical staff utilizes a number of interventions to correct these problems including exercise and skilled manual therapy.
At St. Mary's of Michigan Spine & Rehabilitation Center, each patient receives an individualized exercise program to be performed in the clinic and at home in order to improve overall physical conditioning and to address specific deficits. The ultimate goal of the exercise program, which combines strengthening, core stabilization, and stretching exercises, is to restore functional activity and to reduce or eliminate pain.
Current research indicates that psychosocial issues are risk factors for chronic neck and back pain. Therapists are trained to recognize psychosocial issues during the treatment as well as through subjective interview and intake questionnaires. Patients identified with these risk factors are then subsequently referred to our social worker for stress management and relaxation exercises.
St. Mary's of Michigan Spine & Rehabilitation Center is committed to providing high quality, comprehensive treatment to expectant mothers with neck, back, pelvic, and/or rib pain pre and post-delivery. Appropriate treatment of mechanical low back pain has been demonstrated to routinely provide marked relief and/or resolution of low back pain and/or neck pain in pre and postpartum women.
At St. Mary's of Michigan Spine & Rehabilitation Center, we treat the many problems that may occur with pregnancy, cesarean sections, and hysterectomies. We also promote awareness of stress and urge incontinence and address other problems that can be treated in physical therapy such as gestational carpal tunnel syndrome and plantar fasciitis.
Cervicogenic Headache and TMJ Program
St. Mary's of Michigan Spine & Rehabilitation Center is pleased to offer a multidisciplinary program specifically designed to treat patients suffering from cervicomandibular dysfunctions. These conditions can arise due to dysfunctions with the temperomandibular joint (TMJ) as well as with the cervical spine. Throughout the research, there is support relating the cervical spine, cervicogenic headaches, jaw pain, and TMJ issues. Commonly, patients will present with multiple of the above pathologies, and aspects are often overlooked. Postural re-education, manual therapy, strengthening, stretching, limited use of modalities, and prosthetic use have been shown effective conservative methods of reducing the above symptoms.
St. Mary's of Michigan Spine & Rehabilitation Center physical therapists are highly skilled and educated in the treatment and management of cervicomandibular dysfunctions and will implement a comprehensive program designed to resolve mechanical derangements and prevent recurrence. Patients who elect participation with the Cervicomandibular Dysfunction Program will be evaluated by a physical therapist, and treatment may also include occupational therapy and health psychology. The goal of the treatment staff is to address mechanical origins of cervicomandibular dysfunctions, postural components, and psychosocial stressors that may be contributing to cervicomandibular symptoms.
Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday - 7:00am - 6:30pm
Friday - 7:00am -2:00pm
4901 Towne Centre Road / Suite 300
Saginaw, MI 48604
Phone (989) 498-5100
Fax (989) 498 - 5122
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