Physical Therapist & Owner Piedmont Physical Therapy, Inc.
My experience as a physical therapist with those suffering from persistent neck pain is that these individuals can have the greatest physical and emotional hardships of any client population I treat. The impact is often so great due to the severity of pain experienced. Family interactions, ability to perform work tasks, participation in fitness activities and the enjoyment of hobbies are frequently disrupted.
Typical methods for treating neck pain are no different from other areas of the body. Store bought pain relievers, neck wraps, sports creams and some exercises from the internet are popular first choices. When these options don’t provide sufficient or lasting relief, prescription medication is then typically provided along with some advice for “rest” or discontinuing a certain activity.
What these strategies fail to accomplish is that they don’t get to the root of the problem. At best, they can offer a temporary distraction from the pain until the next dose becomes necessary. Like attempting to fix a broken pipe with duct tape, it will be only a matter time before the pain returns and cycle repeats.
There is a delicate balance between flexibility and strength (stability) in every movable joint in our body. When this balance is upset, pain typically results with the body’s attempt to compensate for the problem. Of course, it’s good to have plenty of flexibility, but there must be a sufficient component of stability as well for our joints to function properly. Nowhere is this balance more finely tuned than in our neck (and perhaps the shoulder as well). Through its ability to support the weight of our head (10-12# in the average adult) in a variety of positions and throughout the entire day, yet also to maintain the capability of being so flexible so we may interact with the world, the neck is truly a marvel creation.
It’s frustrating for me to witness so many people needlessly suffering with neck pain. All too often it simply boils down to rebalancing the system which I’ve just described above, yet this is likely an approach most have never been exposed to when seeking care for a painful neck.
The reason I am offering this FREE report is because I want you to know that there is hope for enjoying a life without neck pain and getting back to doing the things need, love and want to do again. This report identifies several things you can do to get the root of the problem.
Whether you've been hurting for a few short weeks or suffered for years, here are DIY strategies to help you return to a life compromised by neck pain.
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Committed to Restoring Your Potential,
Leading Physical Therapist in Prince William County
Since 1997, David has been helping individuals in Prince William County overcome pain and disability. Following in the footsteps of his friend and mentor, David S. Mizener, David took ownership of Piedmont Physical Therapy, Inc. (formerly Mizener, Ebbecke & Associates) in 2009, and continues to see patients in the clinic daily.
David had his sights set on a career in the healthcare field from a young age. He chose physical therapy after witnessing the positive impact it had on his father who was suffering from a painful shoulder injury.
Drawing from an extensive background in orthopedics and sports rehabilitation, David integrates his skills as a manual therapist and exercise specialist to assist patients in living a life without pain and reliance on pain medication. He has published several articles on managing and avoiding common musculoskeletal injuries.
David’s Credentials & Practice Experience:
• Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) from Shenandoah University in 1996.
• Certification in Manual Therapy (MTC) from The University of St. Augustine in 2001.
• Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from Shenandoah University in 2004.
• Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) certification in 2006 recognizing advanced clinical proficiency in orthopedic physical therapy practice.
• Became President & Owner of Piedmont Physical Therapy, Inc. in 2009.
• Certified practitioner in Trigger Point Dry Needling from Kinetacore in 2013.
• Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Level III Golf Fitness Instructor Certification (Medical) in 2014.