Target Area: Neck

Target Area: Neck

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Where is My Neck Pain Coming From?

,The causes of neck pain can range from muscle strains to poor posture, repetitive motion, prolonged sitting, traumatic injuries, and more. You may also experience neck pain that’s associated with headaches or shoulder pain.

Our physical therapists use a multifaceted approach to assess, diagnose, and treat neck pain. We create an individualized treatment plan based on your diagnosis, symptoms, and response to various treatments.

Common Neck Pain Conditions

  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Disc Herniation
  • Whiplash Injury
  • Cervical Stenosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Cervical Dystonia

What We Treat

Assessment and Diagnosis
Patient Education
Exercises for Flexibility and Strength
Manual Therapy
Postural Correction
Heat and Cold Therapy
Strengthening Exercises for Supporting Muscles
Stretching Exercises
Traction
Ergonomic Recommendations

Assessment and Diagnosis

We begin by conducting a thorough assessment to identify the underlying causes of your neck pain. This may involve evaluating posture, range of motion, muscle strength, joint mobility, and any contributing factors.

Patient Education

Understanding the factors contributing to neck pain is crucial. We educate patients about proper ergonomics, posture, and lifestyle modifications to prevent and manage neck pain.

Exercises for Flexibility and Strength

Tailored exercises are prescribed to improve flexibility and strength in the neck and scapular muscles. This helps address imbalances, reduce muscle tension, and enhance overall function.

Manual Therapy

Hands-on techniques, including joint mobilizations and manipulations, are used to improve joint mobility and reduce pain. This can help release muscle tightness and restore normal movement patterns.

Postural Correction

Poor posture is a common contributor to neck pain. We provide guidance on maintaining proper posture during daily activities and offer exercises to correct postural imbalances.

Heat and Cold Therapy

Application of heat or cold therapy can help alleviate pain and reduce inflammation. We may recommend specific modalities based on the nature of your neck pain which can be used to create a home exercise program.

Strengthening Exercises for Supporting Muscles

Strengthening exercises for muscles around the neck, shoulders, and upper back can help improve stability and support for the neck, reducing the risk of pain recurrence.

Stretching Exercises

Targeted stretches help improve flexibility, relieve muscle tightness, and enhance range of motion in the neck. These stretches are often incorporated into home exercise programs.

Traction

In some cases, traction may be used to gently stretch the spine and relieve pressure on the neck joints and disc.

Ergonomic Recommendations

We provide guidance on ergonomics at work and home, recommending adjustments to workstations, seating, and other environmental factors to reduce strain on the neck.

What Our Patients Say

I was in PT for and extended period of time and was very happy with the treatment and therapists at Ellite. I worked primarily with Jacquie and Stephanie and attribute my improved mobility and return to activities I enjoy to the care I received. I enjoyed the relaxed, friendly feel ...
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I was in PT for and extended period of time and was very happy with the treatment and therapists at Ellite. I worked primarily with Jacquie and Stephanie and attribute my improved mobility and return to activities I enjoy to the care I received. I enjoyed the relaxed, friendly feel of this place as well. I highly recommend them.
I’m so pleased that I’ve found a PT facility that treats TMJ. Haven’t finished my PT yet, but so far I’ve noticed a real improvement. My migraines are definitely reduced in frequency, duration, and intensity.
I’m so pleased that I’ve found a PT facility that treats TMJ. Haven’t finished my PT yet, but so far I’ve noticed a real improvement. My migraines are definitely reduced in frequency, duration, and intensity.
Working with Dylan I have begin to regain strength in my foot and received a great treatment program to continue my recovery. Thank you Dylan! I appreciate you more than you know. Highly recommend
Working with Dylan I have begin to regain strength in my foot and received a great treatment program to continue my recovery. Thank you Dylan! I appreciate you more than you know. Highly recommend
I was referred here by my dentist for TMJ and I’m so glad I was! My jaw had been locked for 3 weeks and I was having debilitating pain and headaches. After just a few sessions with Andrew and Jackie I had more mobility and less pain. I’ve...
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I was referred here by my dentist for TMJ and I’m so glad I was! My jaw had been locked for 3 weeks and I was having debilitating pain and headaches. After just a few sessions with Andrew and Jackie I had more mobility and less pain. I’ve been going for a little over a month and my jaw is pretty much back to normal.
Everyone is friendly and knowledgeable. They really are doing everything possible to get me back to health quickly. Also when I started I felt broken and within weeks they identified the problem and fixed me. Wonderful!!!
Everyone is friendly and knowledgeable. They really are doing everything possible to get me back to health quickly. Also when I started I felt broken and within weeks they identified the problem and fixed me. Wonderful!!!
I am so very grateful for Elite Physical Therapy and wish I started sooner. The energy is great and the results are life changing. Very well run operation. Nina has a special gift.
I am so very grateful for Elite Physical Therapy and wish I started sooner. The energy is great and the results are life changing. Very well run operation. Nina has a special gift.
I would like to take this opportunity to write about my experience at Elite Therapy. Thank you Jacque,Nina ,Drew, Amanda and Maureen. They are very dedicated and knowledgeable. I recommend Elite to anyone who needs PT. It was a great experience and they solved my hip problem.
I would like to take this opportunity to write about my experience at Elite Therapy. Thank you Jacque,Nina ,Drew, Amanda and Maureen. They are very dedicated and knowledgeable. I recommend Elite to anyone who needs PT. It was a great experience and they solved my hip problem.
I highly recommend Elite Therapy Solutions. Nina, Andrew and Jackie guided my therapy for about 2 1/2 months. After rotator cuff and bicep repair surgery I was told to expect 6-12 months until my shoulder felt normal. I credit these PT’s for my faster than expected...
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I highly recommend Elite Therapy Solutions. Nina, Andrew and Jackie guided my therapy for about 2 1/2 months. After rotator cuff and bicep repair surgery I was told to expect 6-12 months until my shoulder felt normal. I credit these PT’s for my faster than expected recovery. With a lot of laughs and a lot of work we got the job done!
I have seen three different therapists over the last few months at this location for two different issues. They are universally excellent. All of them have a great personal approach and are clearly very highly knowledgeable and skillful. The entire staff are super friendly and obviously enjoy working at this ...
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I have seen three different therapists over the last few months at this location for two different issues. They are universally excellent. All of them have a great personal approach and are clearly very highly knowledgeable and skillful. The entire staff are super friendly and obviously enjoy working at this location. I highly recommend ETS West Chester for any PT needs.
I have been a patient at Elite Therapy Solutions in West Chester since October of 2023. After experiencing a concussion and being referred for occupational and physical therapy, I landed at Elite! Being able to receive both occupational and physical therapy in once place with the convenience of scheduling back to ...
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I have been a patient at Elite Therapy Solutions in West Chester since October of 2023. After experiencing a concussion and being referred for occupational and physical therapy, I landed at Elite! Being able to receive both occupational and physical therapy in once place with the convenience of scheduling back to back appointments was one of the best things about my concussion recovery process. The ease of having both therapies in one location and the collaboration between therapists towards my goals played a big role in my progress. Working closely with Mary for OT and Andrew and Jackie for PT, I was able to not only find coping strategies for the difficulties that accompany having a concussion, but also improve upon those areas and get back to my normal functioning. The team at Elite in West Chester had an invested interested in my recovery and made such a difficult situation less daunting. I truly looked forward to spending my afternoons in the office and am quite sad that I graduated from both OT and PT (although I am doing SO MUCH BETTER). I worked with almost all of the therapists over the several months of treatment and was never disappointed. Each clinician showed genuine care and interest in my recovery process every step of the way. Even Amanda (front of office) was such a joy to interact with each visit! Anyone who is lucky enough to work with the team at Elite West Chester will not be disappointed 🙂

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