Please see the index below for a list of all our articles on Physical Therapy.

If you are new to the subject, we recommend starting with: Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain Relief

Learn about the different kinds of exercise balls that can be used during exercise or physical therapy.

As with many types of back exercises, there are some people who are not good candidates for working with an exercise ball.

Exercise programs using exercise balls are designed to help prevent further episodes of low back pain as part of a patient's low back rehabilitation program. This article provides in-depth information on uses, exercises, benefits and drawbacks of therapy with an exercise ball.

An exercise ball can be used in a number of applications with a range of difficulty levels, and the benefits for back pain patients can be felt at each level.

Sometimes called hands-on physical therapy, manual physical therapy uses no devices or machines. With this technique, therapists use only their hands to reduce back muscle tension and restore mobility to stiff joints.