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Low Back Pain: The Power of Words and Education

How many times have you recalled a scenario in which you heard phrases from a healthcare provider such as,

  • “I believe you’re walking based on what I saw”
  • “You have degeneration throughout your entire back”
  • “Youcan’t should take it easy, you could make it worse’

Time and time again, you enter a physical therapy clinic and are led to believe you are broken, vulnerable, weak, or susceptible to further injury if you move a certain way. But the human body is capable of so much more! Our bodies were meant to bend, to squat, to lift things from the ground, and simply adapt to the stresses of everyday life. Imagine trying to put on your shoes and socks and do so without bending your back, even slightly. You can’t do it! If your healthcare provider recommends you avoid any and all movements that may be stressful to the body, but doesn’t provide you with alternatives, find someone who will!

The human body is inherently strong and was meant to bend, lift, and move freely. Find a physician, spine specialist, physical therapist, or other healthcare provider that makes you feel empowered and encourages resilience and strength! Take control of your chronic low back achesand pains today! 

Patrick McEvoy PT, DPT, CSCS
Clinic Coordinator
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Hi, my name is Patrick McEvoy PT, DPT, CSCS and I am a native of Avon, NY. I received my Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology from Juniata College in 2015, as well as my Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Nazareth College in May 2019. In addition to my physical therapy background, I am a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS). I am an avid sports fan, especially Duke Men’s Basketball, and I am very passionate about living an active lifestyle. My favorite aspect of physical therapy is helping guide my patients with the proper tips and instructions to allow them to take control of their own health and live without pain or limitation. I look forward to working with you!