Physical Therapy Tucson | Spine Care

This content was written for Bodycentral Physical Therapy.

If you need spine Physical Therapy Tucson, you have come to the right place. The American Physical Therapy Association reports that at any given time, close to 25% of people in the United States report some form of low back pain within the past 3 months. The National Institute of Health estimates that about 80 percent of adults experience low back pain at some point during their lives. Low back pain is the most common cause of job-related disability and missing work days. This content has been created to help patients to find us and is not designed to help treat or prevent illness for medical care. Call us today at (520)325-4002.

Along with the opening of their seventh Tucson location, the locally owned and operated company re-announces the Spine Pain Elimination Project. Spine Physical Therapy Tucson aims to focus the program specifically on the problems associated with chronic spinal pain. The focus of this program is to get people with back and neck pain into physical therapy faster, get them out of pain sooner and prevent the need for pain medication or surgical intervention in as many cases as possible.

“This is a project that we have been working on for some time. Research shows that if we can get patients into physical therapy within two weeks from the onset of pain, we have a much better chance at eliminating the possibility of chronic pain and disability,” explains Dr. Tonya Bunner, physical therapist and co-founder of Bodycentral Physical Therapy. We launched this program a short time ago and have started to get some following in the community. Advanced manual skills makes our therapists special. Many therapists these days do not even perform hands-on treatment. Treatment is limited to exercises and training on body mechanics. The combination of all of these techniques is what makes Bodycentral Physical Therapy special.

“We plan to continue work with local physicians, health care providers, and health networks to expedite the referral process and educate the public on the importance of early treatment.” Co-Founder Dr. Jennifer Allen adds. “We have the tools to make a difference, and engaging the medical community and patients is the first step. We used to have patients rest after injury- which we have discovered makes the condition worse. The earlier we can get people moving, the better chance for a full recovery.”

Spine physical therapy is a much needed specialty in the Tucson area. So many people suffer from spine related pain and disability, there are treatment options for many that don’t include surgical intervention. If Physical Therapy is started early after an injury, the patient has a much better chance at a full recovery. Too many times patients are started on pain medication and not given Physical Therapy as an option, and many don’t understand what Physical Therapy can do for them. With these limitations in access to care, many cases go chronic. For more information on how Physical Therapy can help, contact Bodycentral Physical Therapy (520)325-4002 or visit