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Core Weakness & Low Back Pain

Research shows that individuals who have suffered a back injury have difficulty activating their core muscles. As a result, these individuals have a less supported spine. To solve this problem, we perform an assessment going through many different movements. These movements include, walking, standing, sitting, rolling over, and lifting yourself up from the floor. We then use our hands and therapy tools to release tight muscles and fascial restrictions. In addition, these treatments improve joint function. Our providers also teach you about your anatomy and how to fire your core muscles. First, we go through a progressive core stabilization program. Next, we teach you how to use your core muscles when lifting. Finally, we teach you how to hold yourself as you do more intense activities. Therefore, you can live life with less pain at an improved quality.

Dr. Mary Finck, Doctor of Physical Therapy, physical therapist, vestibular and concussion therapist

Mary Finck is a Doctor of Physical Therapy at ESP Sports Medicine who specializes in neuromuscular conditions including brain injuries, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injuries, and more. She has been a physical therapist for 10 years and uses a variety of tools to improve function. These tools include dry needling, muscle scraping, and vacuum cupping. She also uses function and motor control exercises. Mary is proud to be part of an amazing team of chiropractors, massage therapists, physical therapists, and new age medical doctors. This network of providers allows her to get the best care for her patients to improve their quality of life.