In Home Physical Therapy for back pain

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Mobile Rehab provides In-Home Physical Therapy for seniors with back pain, sciatica, spinal stenosis and much more.



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Locally owned and operated in North Carolina since 2004

What are the symptoms of back pain?

Back pain can present in a variety of ways, depending on the underlying cause and individual factors. Some common symptoms of back pain include:

  1. Pain: Back pain can range from a dull ache to a sharp, stabbing pain. The pain may be located in one specific area of the back or may be more widespread.

  2. Stiffness: Back pain can cause stiffness in the muscles and joints of the back, making it difficult to move or perform daily activities.

  3. Limited range of motion: Back pain can make it difficult to bend, twist, or move the back in certain directions.

  4. Muscle spasms: Back pain can cause muscles in the back to spasm or contract involuntarily, which can be painful and limiting.

  5. Radiating pain: Back pain can sometimes radiate to other areas of the body, such as the hips, legs, or arms.

  6. Numbness or tingling: Back pain can sometimes cause a sensation of numbness or tingling in the back or in other parts of the body.

  7. Weakness: Severe back pain can sometimes cause weakness in the muscles of the back or in other parts of the body.

It's important to note that back pain can have many different causes, ranging from a strained muscle to a herniated disc or spinal stenosis. If you are experiencing back pain, it's important to talk to your healthcare provider to determine the underlying cause and develop an appropriate treatment plan.

What causes back pain?

Back pain can have a wide range of causes, including:

  1. Strained muscles or ligaments: This is one of the most common causes of back pain, and it can be caused by activities such as lifting heavy objects or twisting the back.

  2. Herniated or bulging discs: The discs that cushion the vertebrae in the spine can sometimes become damaged or displaced, causing pain and discomfort.

  3. Osteoarthritis: This is a degenerative condition that can affect the joints in the back and other areas of the body, leading to pain and stiffness.

  4. Spinal stenosis: This condition occurs when the spinal canal narrows, putting pressure on the nerves in the back and causing pain and other symptoms.

  5. Scoliosis: This is a condition in which the spine curves to one side, leading to back pain and other symptoms.

  6. Osteoporosis: This is a condition that causes the bones to become weak and brittle, which can increase the risk of fractures and other injuries.

  7. Fibromyalgia: This is a chronic pain disorder that can cause widespread pain throughout the body, including the back.

Other factors that can contribute to back pain include poor posture, obesity, smoking, and certain medical conditions such as kidney stones or infections. It's important to talk to your healthcare provider if you are experiencing back pain to determine the underlying cause and develop an appropriate treatment plan.

How can physical therapy help with back pain?

Physical therapy can be an effective treatment for back pain, as it can help to address the underlying causes of the pain and improve mobility, strength, and flexibility in the back. Some ways that physical therapy can help with back pain include:

  1. Pain relief: Physical therapists can use various techniques, such as manual therapy, massage, and heat or ice therapy, to help alleviate pain and discomfort in the back.

  2. Strengthening exercises: Physical therapy can help to strengthen the muscles in the back and core, which can help to reduce the risk of future injuries and improve overall function.

  3. Stretching and flexibility exercises: Physical therapy can help to improve flexibility and range of motion in the back, which can help to reduce pain and stiffness.

  4. Posture and body mechanics: Physical therapists can help to identify and correct poor posture and body mechanics, which can contribute to back pain.

  5. Education and self-care: Physical therapists can provide education and guidance on self-care techniques, such as proper lifting and bending techniques, as well as exercises and stretches that can be done at home to help manage back pain.

Overall, physical therapy can be a valuable tool in the treatment of back pain, as it can help to address the underlying causes of the pain and improve overall function and quality of life. If you are experiencing back pain, it's important to talk to your healthcare provider to determine if physical therapy may be an appropriate treatment option for you.

Frequently asked questions

Patients trust Mobile Rehab

The physical therapist came to our house and carefully reviewed our case. He designed therapies and strategies that have worked well for us. For example, my husband could not get off the floor by himself and I could not lift him when he fell. Together we learned techniques to cope with this situation in our home. Joshua designed fun and effective exercises to improve strength and flexibility. My husband can now get in and out of chairs and cars without help and walks more easily. Since we used equipment in and around the home, my husband can remember and apply what he has learned. Mobile Rehab accepted our insurance and worked out approval to provide services. We did not need a referral from our doctor. My husband and I highly recommend Mobile Rehab if you or a loved one needs physical therapy.Jerry from Pittsboro
I wanted to tell you how much better I think Mom is since starting your PT. She has been less off balance, quicker to equilibrate to standing, and has had more stamina. I also think she is less depressed and feels more accomplished. Josh has been prompt and polite, as well as engaging in conversation to make Mom feel at ease. Thank you!Karen Pool - Google Review
In my many years of experience with PT for a variety of injuries, I have never worked with a therapist as knowledgeable, energetic, patient, and committed to my recovery and health as Celeste. She is interested in the cause of the problem and finding solutions, rather than only dealing with superficial symptoms. The manual work she does always leaves me feeling better and the exercises/stretches she has taught me target exactly where the problems lie. I can tell that I’m noticeably stronger and more flexible because of them. Anyone who gets to work with Celeste is lucky indeed! Judy R - 72 years young 😉
Both my husband and I are working with Amy, a PT for Mobile Rehab. She has been helping me after knee replacement surgery, and is working with my husband with balance, strengthening and walking. She is a gem! She is enthusiastic, engaging, and always positive. I would gladly recommend Amy and Mobile Rehab to anyone who needs physical therapy!Mona Harrison - Google Review
Oh my goodness, I cannot say enough good things about my therapist, Jennifer. After having a complete shoulder replacement and being discharged by my doctor, he recommended that I could still need therapy to help get me back to “normal”. My friend in Asheville recommended Jennifer to me. I set up an appointment and Jen showed up, right on time, at my apartment with her folding table in tow. She was so knowledgeable about how my shoulder worked, the muscles, tendons and the rotator cuff. After working on the painful spots I complained about, she set up a plan to work out the stiffness and soreness. Now, after 2 visits per week for four weeks, I feel like a new woman. At her last visit, she gave me the coping skills I needed to keep my shoulder in good shape. I am so impressed with her work that I recommend her highly as my most favored therapist.Jane Cumby - Google Review
Deb's professional manner is greatly appreciated as she continues to help me maintain my mobility with a variety of exercises and movements. Her positive attitude during my sessions gives me a sense of well-being.Nancy C. - Google Review
Erin Rankin and Cheryl Reid are skilled physical therapists. As a Parkinson's patient, I have benefited greatly from their expertise. I feel that by keeping my muscles stretched, I have contributed to my current state of mobility. If they are going to be a few minutes late, they are thoughtful and considerate by sending a text to me. When scheduling appointments, efforts are made to accommodate my specific timing needs. Due to the longevity of our relationships, levels of trust have been built. Their pleasant personalities add to the care they give. I look forward to seeing them each week. Nancy C - Google Review
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The therapist from Mobile Rehab has been fantastic and very helpful to me. She clearly is the best PT I have ever had.Laureen F of Chapel Hill
Each time a PT moves on we think no one could be as good and them amazingly they seem to be even better. Have used for years and always with great satisfactionSue Clark - Google Review
I have been so impressed with Mobile Rehab. I've been working with Lacey K. DPT. post-op for a knee replacement. She is extremely professional, answers all of my questions and it seems not to bother her if I ask the same question again! She works me hard and that's what I need. She'll tell me either I'm doing it right or will correct me in a very calm and pleasant manner. Lacey explains everything I'm doing and why. I can't say enough good things about Mobile Rehab especially Lacey!Mary Beth Bryman - Google Review

Use your insurance or pay privately



$0 per visit

Many Medicare plans with a supplement policy will cover all of our fees.

Commercial Insurance

Same as a clinic

Pay the same copay as if you went to a clinic for therapy. We accept many major insurances and will verify your benefits before starting.

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Easy payment options available.


  • Contact Us by Phone, Email, or Fax

    We’ll help you check your insurance benefits. You do not need to be homebound and you should not be currently receiving any other physical therapy or skilled nursing services in the home.

  • Schedule an Evaluation

    We will match you with a therapist and have them contact you to plan a date, time and location that works best for you.

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    We make it simple to get the care you need… and exceed your expectations while doing so.


Mobile Rehab in home physical therapy

Fall Prevention

We provide research-based, individualized fall prevention interventions that have been shown to greatly reduce your risk of falling and injuries, including the OTAGO fall prevention program.

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Mobile Rehab in home physical therapy

General Rehab

Avoid driving to a clinic and get the individualized care you deserve. We work with many conditions ranging from post-stroke, Parkinson’s, vertigo to rotator cuff dysfunction and much more. Contact us for details.

Mobile Rehab in home physical therapy

After Home Health

We can improve care continuity by providing in home therapy even after you have been discharged by a Home Health agency. Avoid the hassle of driving and continue to make progress towards your goals.

Mobile Rehab in home physical therapy

Strength and Conditioning

We can help you improve your strength, mobility, range of motion, or any other functional limitations that impair your daily activity.

Mobile Rehab in home physical therapy

Pain Relief

We develop individualized care plans to help manage your aches and pains through exercise and hands-on techniques.