Low Back Pain and Physical Therapy

Low Back Pain and Physical Therapy

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Derick Torba, Doctor of Physical Therapy


Do you suffer from periodic or chronic low back pain? You are not alone! In fact over 80 percent of Americans will suffer from low back pain at some point in their lives. Low back pain is the second leading cause of disability in the US and costs Americans an estimated 100 to 200 billion dollars a year in lost wages and healthcare costs. Chances are you have heard terms thrown around such as sciatica, degenerative disc disease, disc herniation and stenosis and you may have been diagnosed with one or more of these conditions. The good news? Physical therapy can help!

A study published in 2014 showed that physical therapy is just as effective as surgery in treating people with certain lumbar spine conditions such as degenerative disc disease; while both were found to be effective treatments for pain and disability, physical therapy is a non-invasive and inexpensive treatment option that can vastly improve your quality of life. Physical therapists can provide a variety of effective treatments including joint mobilization and manipulation, soft tissue mobilization or myofascial release and specific exercise prescription targeting the source of your low back pain to get you up and moving again.

Whether you have chronic low back pain and are considering surgery, were recently diagnosed with degenerative disc disease or just hurt your back sleeping last night, try physical therapy first! Give us a call to schedule your FREE consultation today.



I am very happy for a chance to review RMPT. After a bone breaking fall , on hard ground, they were able to rid me of the pain and make it possible for me to walk again. As i have no car, Stacey worked carefully to coordinate my rides and available appointments and Kaleb’s unusual expertise, patience, and encouragement, gave me a new start in only 3 months. What a joy to work with such professionals!

(South Fort Collins Clinic)


I feel very safe & secure with this group of friendly, fun, competent professionals! I have been working with them for several months and have progressed under their care! No matter how bad I feel I always leave feeling better. I have faith in their ability to help me heal! They are energetic, eager to help and skilled! I’m so happy I have RMPT!

(Fort Collins-Central Clinic)

Rocky Mountain PT has turned out to be an excellent choice in doing my therapy. From the ease of scheduling through the office to the way they make you feel throughout the entire process is great. I had Derrick for the majority of my appointments and he was able to help alleviate so many of the post surgery issues I was having. He was always open ears to how I was feeling and I could tell he has a passion for really trying to "help". From one small business to another its nice to see a company that truly cares. Thank You Derrick!

(Loveland Clinic)

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