Brain and Spine Center
Brain & Spine Therapy Services
Exercise today for a healthy tomorrow
Who are we?
Brain & Spine Therapy Services are a team of physical therapists that have been selected for their advanced training and skills to work with specialty physicians of The Brain & Spine Center at St. Luke's Hospital. We are committed to the latest treatment approaches of manual therapy and other exercise technologies. Many of our physical therapy team have additional certifications and doctoral training.
What is "Manual Therapy"?
Manual therapy is an advanced level of physical therapy training that includes hands-on techniques to evaluate and treat soft tissue and joint structures. This biomechanical method of evaluation results in a more precise treatment of the exact tissues involved. After manual hands-on treatment, prescribed exercise can also be more focused to retrain movement patterns and restore normal function. Expected outcomes may include: managing pain, increasing range of motion, reducing soft tissue tension, eliminating joint inflammation, increasing joint mobility, improving joint stability and normal movement patterns.
Manual Therapy Approaches Utilized
We are also pleased to offer specialized treatment of vestibular dysfunction, balance disorders and orthopedic conditions.
- Norwegian manual therapy
- Passive joint mobilization
- Soft tissue mobilization/Myofascial release
- Muscle energy techniques
- Paris technique
Exercise Technologies Used
Whether the patient has simple or complex spinal/pelvic problems, Brain & Spine Therapy Services is equipped and trained to meet their needs.
- Postural Restoration Institute
- Movement Impairment System (Sahrmann Approach)
- McKenzie Exercise Approach
- Scientific Therapeutic Exercise Progress (S.T.E.P.)
- Gary Gray Functional Exercise System
- Core stabilization
We are also pleased to offer specialized treatment of vestibular dysfunction, women's health and general orthopedic conditions. For more information about our services, please contact us at 314-205-6551.
Specialized Spine Care For:
- Cervical and lumbar disc herniation
- Degenerative disc disease
- Pelvic and hip pathologies
- Mechanical neck and low back pain
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Sacroiliac dysfunction
- Spinal stenosis
- Spinal instability
Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Brain & Spine Therapy Services accepts most insurance plans. Please contact us to see whether a specific insurance plan is accepted.
Location and Driving Directions
Brain & Spine Therapy Services is separate from St. Luke's Outpatient Therapy Services. The South Medical Building is easily accessed from St. Luke's Hospital entrance at Woods Mill Road and Highway 141, just north of Highway 40/I-64. Complimentary valet parking is available at the main entrance of the North Medical Building.
Chronic Pain Support Group
3rd Floor Conference Room
2nd Monday of the month beginning September 9, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Meetings will cover various topics including guest lectures.
Frequently Asked Questions
Ask the Therapist
Upcoming Continuing Education Courses