Physical Therapy for Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most common conditions we treat. While back pain is fairly common, the symptoms and severity of lower back pain can vary greatly making each patient’s treatment plan unique. Your back is a network of spinal muscles, nerves, bones, discs and tendons in the lumbar spine. Depending on your condition, your back pain may go away after a couple of days, but if your back pain continues for a longer period of time or is a recurring issue, you may need to see physical therapist to find relief for your back pain. At Therapydia, we don’t just give our patients exercises, but we utilize hands-on, manual therapy techniques that places pressure on your back muscles and joints to decrease back pain caused by muscle spasm, muscle tension, and joint dysfunction.

Our job as PTs is to determine the source of back pain and treat it accordingly. This is often accomplished with a thorough musculoskeletal exam and typically without the need for costly medical imaging.

Signs & Symptoms

  • Tightness in area in between ribs and legs
  • Shooting or stabbing pain
  • Limited range of motion and flexibility

Possible Causes

  • Heavy lifting or sudden awkward movement that strains back muscles and spinal ligaments
  • Sciatic nerve and piriformis muscle irritation or pinching usually by a herniated disk
  • Spinal stenosis or narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower back
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Abnormal spinal curvature 

Do I Need Physical Therapy?

If your pain persists or is a result of a reoccurring injury, let’s talk. Since all injuries are unique, our physical therapists will be able to put together a recovery plan specific to you to improve your ability to move, improve strength, speed up recovery and help you find back pain relief and prevent it from reoccurring.

All of the staff here are excellent. They always greeted me with a friendly greeting and on the rare occasions that my daughter joined me they were always friendly with her. Sabrina was my physical therapist. I was seeing her for a back injury that I got at my job. Everyday she would assess my back to see how flexible it was. I never felt like she rushed things and always felt a little better after each visit. She was always very friendly, encouraging and uplifting. Thanks to her I was able to go back to work full time and be able to rough house with my daughter again

-Evonne C.


Jay, Clinic Director and Physical Therapist


Sabrina, Physical Therapist


Why Therapydia Portland for Physical Therapy?

At Therapydia Portland, our physical therapists offer one-on-one, hands-on treatment. You’ll spend your entire with one of our expert therapists – we won’t hand you off to a PT assistant or aide. We’ll help you understand what’s causing your pain, what you can do to relieve your pain and ways to prevent reoccurring injuries. Our physical therapists are chosen through a selection screening process to ensure you get the care you need.


Best of all, you’re covered. Therapydia works with and provides billing for more insurance groups. For clients with out-of-network benefits, most PPOs will pay a portion of treatment charges with a prescription from a physician.

Hands-On Care

  • Manual therapy to massage and stretch muscles and joints and improve range and motion
  • Guided programs with thorough explanation of diagnosis and treatment
  • Latest technology and techniques for faster recovery

Quality Treatments

  • One-on-one attention with a physical therapist
  • Personalized programs that evolve with your progress
  • Warm, welcoming, non-clinical environment

Lifetime Wellness

  • On-going wellness programs for injury prevention and performance
  • Virtual access to your PT and other Therapydia experts
  • Knowledgable and friendly team who values patient satisfaction and outcomes

Schedule Your Appointment

Oregon in the U.S. is a direct access state, meaning you can see a physical therapist without a referral or prescription from a doctor.

Start your physical therapy treatment with Therapydia and leave every physical therapy treatment feeling better than before.

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