Spine Services

Ridgeview Rehab Specialties’ spine services offer personalized care for acute and chronic conditions of the lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine for individuals from adolescence into late adulthood. Your therapist will work with you and your physician to determine the best approach to care for your specific concerns.

Our outpatient rehab team follows a treatment analog to ensure that you are receiving the most appropriate care for your condition, based on evaluation findings. Our team also has access to specialty services when appropriate for your care:

Back on Track
This comprehensive program is for people who have low back pain. In addition to individual sessions to treat your specific concern, this program emphasizes education and lifestyle changes for a comprehensive approach to your treatment. Small groups meet for discussion, education and support. (Waconia location only)

Fitness Consultation (FIT)
This self-pay option allows you to work with an athletic trainer to continue to expand and coordinate your exercise program to best meet your rehabilitation goals.

Functional Capacity Evaluations
A number of tests are used to evaluate your functional abilities. Test results will help you and your physician determine if you are ready to return to work. (Chaska location only)

MedX Neck & Back Rehabilitation
The Ridgeview Rehab Specialties physical therapy team offers rehabilitation care with Twin Cities Orthopedics’ MedX Neck & Back Rehabilitation Program. MedX is rehabilitative equipment specifically designed to precisely target, strengthen and stabilize muscles of the low back and neck. This program is the gold standard for cervical and lumbar spine extensor strengthening for individuals with chronic low back or neck conditions. (Twin Cities Orthopedics, Waconia location)

This exercise approach is used to build core muscle strength. Ridgeview instructors are licensed physical therapists with specialized certification in both mat and reformer Pilates.

Pool Therapy
Individualized therapy in the water allows patients with back pain to move and exercise more comfortably and later transition to a traditional land program when appropriate. (AmericInn in Waconia)

Our rehabilitation team works with all spine-related orthopaedic
diagnoses, including post-surgical and nonsurgical cases.