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DFW’s Experts in Spine Physical Therapy

Our spine-focused physical therapists are ready to help you find pain relief. Our unique team approach gives you the best possible treatment plan.

What is Spine Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy helps you restore physical function and relieve pain related to spine conditions. At Spine Team Texas, our physical therapy treatment approach includes education, posture and movement retraining, spinal stabilization, and conditioning.

Spine Physical Therapy at Spine Team Texas

We don’t refer patients across town. In fact, Spine Team Texas has an on-site physical therapy gym with a team of spine-focused physical therapists, many of which are trained in the McKenzie method, an internationally acclaimed method of assessment and treatment for spine conditions. Our physical therapists combine hands-on care with personalized movements and exercises that strengthen the back and improve flexibility. Through these treatments, the physical therapists at Spine Team Texas can help address and control your pain symptoms, increase mobility or prevent future injury. We’ll guide you on how to take an active role in the rehabilitation process so that you can receive the maximum benefit. During the program, you may be asked to perform certain exercises at home for a faster recovery. Your therapist will need your feedback on these at-home exercises.

Our Approach to Spine Physical Therapy

Our therapists are trained in the McKenzie Method, also known as Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT). This approach uses three steps to address your pain and provide a path toward functional restoration.


Assessment In combination with your medical record, diagnostic, and relevant surgical information, a thorough examination of specific movements, tests, and responses will identify a treatment plan for your pain and begin the rehabilitation process.


Your therapist will provide an individualized plan for you. The MDT philosophy puts you in control of the treatment process.
Preventative Strategy

Preventative Strategy

Patients gain hands-on knowledge on how to manage symptoms and minimize recurrence in the future.

In addition to specializing in the McKenzie approach, our team offers more traditional physical therapy services such as neuromuscular reeducation, safe core stabilization exercises, and ergonomic assessment, and proper body mechanics training. We can also provide manual therapy, including mobilizations, manipulation, and instrument-assisted soft tissue treatment and modalities (electrical stimulation, traction, and cryotherapy). We want your recovery to be efficient and effective. A full 12 visits or more is not always necessary if progress can be made at home. Our specialized spine physical therapists can help you develop a concentrated home exercise plan that works for your schedule.

Neck and back pain take the joy out of life. We’re here to help you find it again.

Our founder, Dr. David Rothbart, understood that people struggling with back or neck pain often fear surgery as the first option. He shared this concern, which is why he founded Spine Team Texas—to treat patients conservatively and avoid surgery as the initial solution. Dr. Rothbart’s team of carefully selected pain management experts has helped many patients find relief from their back and neck pain. Schedule your appointment today to find out how they can help you achieve your goals.
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Meet Walt Rutkowski

Physical trainer, businessman, & back pain conqueror

After enjoying physical training for many years, Walt developed a specific pain. He tried conservative treatments, but when it was time to find a surgeon, he knew who to call!

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