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“Eliminating chronic and recurrent back pain using a proven, holistic approach designed to educate, empower, and encourage patients who have run out of options for relief”

Premier Physical Therapy’s unique Back to Normal Program is presented in 4 Phases, each featuring carefully monitored and executed steps specifically designed to progress you back to your normal life, free from the restrictions of back pain.

What exactly does the Back To Normal Program Offer you as a patient recovering from back pain or injury?

6 Week Protocol

Flexible Scheduling

Convenient Location

Proven Success Rate

Results Driven Interventions

Evidence Based Treatments

Nearly All Insurances Accepted

No Fads, Gimmicks, or Gadgets

Compassionate Hands-On Approach

Created by Certified Orthopedic Physical Therapists


Phase I-II

Time: 1-3 weeks

Visit: 1-6

Goals: Painfree Active Range of Motion

1.  Comprehensive Biomechanical Evaluation                               

  • Posture Screen
  • Pelvic Girdle
  • Spinal Mobility
  • Core Strength
  • Functional Movement Screen
  • Myofascial Mobility
  • Flexibility
  • Postural Stability
  • Foot Structure

2.  Outcomes Measures

  • Back Index
  • Patient Specific Functional Scale, etc.

3.  Program Orientation

  • Introduction to Program
  • Goal Setting
  • Scheduling
  • Educational Materials (Written and Online)

4.  Manual Techniques As Needed

  • Myofascial Release
  • PNF Stretching
  • Spinal Mobilization
  • Kinesio-Taping/Orthotic Insoles As Needed
  • Sacroiliac Correction

5.  Introduction to Back Care

  • Posture Optimization and Self-Correction
  • Proper Body Mechanics
  • Proper Lifting Techniques
  • Work Station Ergonomics
  • Neutral Spine Position
  • Relaxation and Breathing Techniques

6.  Therapeutic Exercises

  • Lumbar Stabilization
  • Core Strengthening
  • Mobility Exercises


Phase III

Time: 3-6 weeks

Visit: 6-12

Goals: Normal Strength

1.  Manual Techniques As Needed

2.  Review of Back Care

3.  Therapeutic Exercises

4.  Instruction In Home Exercise Program

5.  Functional Testing To Ensure Independence In Back Care Techniques

6.  Review of Home Exercise Program

7.  Reassessment

  • Posture
  • Body Mechanics
  • Core Strength
  • Spinal Mobility
  • Myofascial Mobility
  • Flexibility
  • Outcomes Measures

8.  Supervised Therapeutic Exercises, Core Strengthening

9.  Supervised Functional Movements and Lifting Tasks

10.  Advanced Lumbar Stabilization Exercises

11.  Final Review

  • Home Exercise Program
  • Body Mechanics/Lifting Techniques
  • Relaxation/Breathing Techniques
  • Posture Self Correction and Optimization
  • Workstation Ergonomics

12.  Posture and Symmetry Comparison

13.  Outcomes Measures

14.  Discharge Evaluation


Phase IV

Time: 6-12 Weeks

Visits: 12-16

Goal: Injury Prevention/Back to Normal

1.  Advanced strengthening

2.  Return to sport/activity training

3.  Finalize/Update HEP


Call 904-996-6922 today to book a thorough biomechanical evaluation and orientation to the program and get ready to get BACK TO NORMAL!

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