Local therapists participate in The American Back Pain Center education course

WOODRUFF, WI—Physical therapists from throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota recently participated in a Back Pain Educational Course by the The American Back Pain Center, sponsored by Ministry Rehabilitation Services at Howard Young Medical Center and The Howard Young Foundation.

Course attendees practiced the mechanical spine evaluation and treatment techniques with patient volunteers for a real, "hands on" back pain course. All the patients had spine problems with symptoms into their legs ranging from four months to 20 years. They all experienced a reduction in symptoms utilizing these techniques.

Through the use of clear, concise evaluation and by focusing on the details, patients are able to be given exercises and postures to help protect their spine to allow it to finally heal. This approach can be used then to create a very effective program. This is very important as back problems usually have a 90 percent reoccurrence rate.

Presenter Angelo DiMaggio, PT, Dip MDT, (pictured)  has been employed as a spine consultant by medical centers throughout North America for the purpose of resolving their most complex and unresponsive back pain cases for more than 15 years.

“We are fortunate to have the support of the Howard Young Foundation to continue the education of our rehabilitation staff that allows our therapists to keep our patients first in the care we provide,” said Kelly Hamerla, Howard Young Health Care Rehabilitation Department.

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