Physical Therapy for Neck Pain Relief

We all know the story: you wake up one morning with a stiff neck and the next thing you know, it's been three days before you can get a good night's sleep. Soon, your neck pain is making it hard to function in your daily life. The question is, what if this lasts for a few weeks, or even a few months?

The answer is simple: turn to a physical therapist. Whether your neck pain is the result of an unfortunate accident or from sleeping in an awkward position, a physical therapist can help alleviate your pain and reduce the risk of it returning.

See a Physical Therapist First

It can relieve your pain:

  • The hands-on treatment of a physical therapist is proven to help treat chronic neck pain.1

It's more effective than other treatment options:

  • An active physical therapy program combined with hands-on care is more effective than home exercise or clinical advice for the treatment of chronic neck pain.2

It's reversible:

  • Physical therapy doesn't have side effects, so you don't have to worry about permanent damage that could occur from treatment.

It focuses more on your long-term health:

  • Physical therapists share a common goal of helping you towards complete recovery. It gets you past the pain.
  • Beyond treatment for your existing problem, a physical therapist can help you avoid neck pain in the future. You will receive personalized advice on a therapeutic exercise program, sleeping postures, and ways to set up your desk space that are best for your neck.

Call today: waiting times for appointments are short. Most likely, we'll be able to see you within 48 hours.3

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More about Neck Pain

Visit our Medical Library for:

  • Causes of neck pain
  • Illustrations
  • Possible treatments
  • Additional web resources links.
 

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If you'd like more information, download the physician referral form below, and ask your doctor if physical therapy is right for you.

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References:

  1. Gross AR, Hoving JL, Haines TA, et al; Cervical Overview Group. A Cochrane review of manipulation and mobilization for mechanical neck disorders. Spine. 2004;29(14):1541-1548.
  2. Taimela S., Takala E.P., Askl F.T., Sepp L.K., Parviainen S. Active treatment of chronic neck pain: a prospective randomized intervention. Spine. 2000;25(8):1021-1027.
  3. CPTA Patient Survey, 2007.

NOTE: Physical therapy may not be for everyone, such as those who have a history of cancer, or severe systemic or neurological conditions; those who have experienced recent/significant unexplained weight loss, have structural deformities, have experienced a recent trauma resulting in fractures, or those who have used steroids.

Disclaimer: The information in this website is intended for informational and educational purposes only and in no way should be taken to be the provision or practice of physical therapy, medical, or professional healthcare advice or services. The information should not be considered complete or exhaustive and should not be used for diagnostic or treatment purposes without first consulting with your physical therapist, occupational therapist, physician or other healthcare provider. The owners of this website accept no responsibility for the misuse of information contained within this website.

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Raul Lona, DPT, OCS, ATC

Dr. Raul Lona earned his Bachelor of Science degree and Certification as an Athletic Trainer from California State University, Fullerton in 1998. Raul received his Clinical Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California in 2001. He recently re-certified his Orthopedic Clinical Specialty in 2015 and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Dr. Lona has been published in subjects related to Lower Back Pain. As such, he specializes in treatment and differentiation of lumbar and hip disorders. In addition, Dr. Lona enjoys treating patients with ankle and foot disorders. Dr. Lona recently completed clinical training in Pain Science as it relates to rehabilitation and has become passionate about helping patients understand and manage their pain.

Most recently Dr. Lona earned his level 1 certification with Titleist Performance Institute (TPI). Improper alignment and movements predispose many patients and golfers to injury. Raul will use this certification to better help golfers avoid and more quickly recover from injury.

When not treating patients, Raul values his time with his wife and 3 kids. Raul is involved in coaching his kids' sports teams, including soccer and baseball. Raul regularly practices yoga and is passionate about fitness and health.

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Mariko Edwards, MPT, OCS

Mariko Edwards received her Master's degree in Physical Therapy from Mount Saint Mary's College in 2000. Also in that year, she started working for Rebecca Schraven (the founder of M3 Physical Therapy) where she flourished in the orthopedic rehabilitation setting. In her time with WLPT, she has developed collaborative relationships with referring physicians and other healthcare providers in order to ensure optimal patient care.

Mariko is a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist, a certified Pilates instructor and a certified Kinesio Taping practitioner. Her expertise in these various methods has contributed to her ability to provide successful patient outcomes for a variety of conditions. With knowledge, compassion, skill and a sense of humor, Mariko continues to guide her patients on the road to recovery.

Mariko participated in and enjoyed sports and athletics throughout her life, from team sports such as softball to individual training in Pilates. Since becoming certified in Pilates in 2005 she has utilized this method is not only rehabilitating her patients but also as a student herself. She believes Pilates is the perfect form of exercise for patients of all abilities and fitness levels. She particularly enjoys training and conditioning prenatal and postnatal women.

Mariko is a wife and a mother of two amazing daughters who contribute to her ability to teach with patience and understanding. Her hobbies include supporting her favorite teams, the Lakers, Dodgers and Chargers and nurturing her knowledge of all things pop culture.

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Chris Hisamune, PT

Chris Hisamune graduated from California State University, Northridge in 1983. He has 30 years of experience helping people achieve their goal of feeling and moving better, with 10 of those years dedicated at M3 Physical Therapy. He accomplishes those goals primarily through manual orthopedic skills. He specializes in alignment and postural dysfunctions. Chris's clinical interests include training for better body use through movement training and prevention of disorders associated with Osteoporosis.

Roberta Brehm

Roberta Brehm, PT

Roberta grew up in Ventura County and graduated summa cum laude from Mount St. Mary's University in Los Angeles. It was during college that she first was introduced to the healing power of physical therapy when rehabilitating from martial arts injuries. After college, she volunteered a year in post-Katrina New Orleans.

She attended physical therapy school in Boston at the world-renowned MGH Institute of Health Professions where she spent clinical rotations in a variety of settings. These included a chronic pain treatment program, a geriatric-focused therapy clinic, and a final rotation at the University of Michigan hospital in both inpatient and outpatient rehab settings. She graduated with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.

Since graduation, she has worked mainly in outpatient physical therapy but also has spent some time in skilled nursing and home health rehabilitation. She also sees lymphedema patients. In November 2017, she received her Reiki II attunement. In her spare time, Roberta enjoys Pilates, yoga, spin classes, singing, learning the Celtic harp, and travel.

Munesha Lona

Munesha Lona, PT, DPT, PCS

Munesha obtained her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California in 2001. Her passion for treating pediatric patients extends across a multitude of treatment settings, including inpatient, rehab, and medical units within a school setting. She earned her Pediatric clinical specialty in 2007. Munesha enjoys exercising, traveling, and spending time with her husband and three kids.

Kristina Bond

Kristina Bond, PT, DPT

Kristina Bond earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from California Baptist University in 2014. She then went on to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2017. During her time in Alabama, Kristina completed clinical rotations in a variety of settings including inpatient, outpatient orthopedics, and pediatrics. She also worked with the research department at Lakeshore Foundation, a paralympic training center. Kristina has been published in subjects related to telehealth for patients with Parkinson Disease, and involved in the research of adaptive fitness for people with disabilities.

In her spare time Kristina enjoys spending time with her husband and son, hiking, playing sports on the beach, ice skating, and traveling. She is passionate about promoting health and fitness in the community, and helping people of all ages to reach their goals.

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