Our treatment model is different than most, utilizing only experienced, licensed physical therapists and scheduling 60 minute visits to ensure we have the time and appropriate resources to get you better as fast as possible. Combined, we have over 50 years of Physical Therapy Experience and 30 of those years in the Bellevue, Redmond and Mercer Island areas. We have established deep and longstanding community roots and experience in the local medical community. Convenient appointment times are availible for any busy schedule, including Saturdays.
Visit us at either our Redmond or Mercer Island clinics. Please call us at (425) 883-9630 if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment.
| When you injure your back people will often tell you that you have to strengthen your abdominals. If this is not explained correctly, you might believe that you need to strengthen your stomach muscles by performing sit-ups. |
While it is true that you strengthening your abdominals is important, doing sit ups while you have back pain will actually increase your pain considerably. Increasing your Transverse Abdominus -- a very deep muscle that directly supports and stabilizes your lumbar spine -- is necessary. Since this set of muscles is initially difficult to exercise, instruction from your Advantage physical therapist will benefit you.
Many of these exercises require supervision to see if you are activating the correct muscle groups. Advantage physical therapists are trained in teaching these exercises and can write you a comprehensive exercise program to assist with your back pain recovery or even just to prevent you from suffering back pain in the future.