A patient smiles as she exercises on equipment designed to target the muscles in the neck and back.

Neck and back strengthening

Chronic neck and back pain can affect your entire life. It can keep you from your job, enjoying a drive or simply playing with your kids. But you don’t need to let chronic neck and back pain stop you from doing the things you love. Lasting relief starts with getting help from TRIA Neck and Back Strengthening.

Our physical therapists specialize in treating the most difficult cases of neck and back pain. Our program works by using a research-based method of physical therapy that includes progressive, controlled exercise and a treatment plan that’s completely unique to you. We use MedX, the only FDA registered strengthening equipment proven to help you improve spinal fitness. MedX physical therapy equipment is designed to isolate and strengthen the muscles in your neck and back that support your spine, reducing pressure and pain.

With over 30 years of experience treating chronic neck and back pain, we’re proud to have helped thousands of people find their way to relief. It is possible to move comfortably again, and we’ll be by your side to help you recover.

"[TRIA Neck and Back Strengthening] is a great program, and the therapists are amazing. I have recommended it many times, and everyone I know has had a positive experience with great results!”

How TRIA Neck and Back Strengthening works

During your first visit, you’ll meet with one of our physical therapists. We’ll perform a physical exam, talk with you about your symptoms and ask questions about your medical history. We will also perform a spinal strength evaluation. During this evaluation, you’ll be seated in specialized MedX rehabilitation equipment designed to safely isolate your muscles. We’ll ask you to use different muscles so we can measure your strength and get a better understanding of your overall spinal fitness.

As part of the program, we’ll create a personalized physical therapy plan just for you. This plan will include exercises that use MedX exercise machines that target specific muscles that support your spine, patient education around your condition and a cognitive approach to behavior changes to help you be successful. This is a holistic program that works with your body and mind as you heal.

In most cases, you’ll have physical therapy twice a week for 6-12 weeks. During that time, you’ll get hands-on care and training from our physical therapy team. In a typical session, you’ll spend half the time on a MedX machine and the rest of the time doing other physical therapy exercises. Every exercise we recommend will be geared toward your personal goals and lifestyle. Once you’ve completed the program, you’ll transition to a home program. And if you want to keep using specialized exercise equipment, you may decide to join TRIA CORE.

TRIA CORE was created for people who have reached their goals through TRIA Neck and Back Strengthening and would like to continue using specialized exercise equipment to help maintain their spinal strength. Maintaining spinal fitness can prevent back pain in the future. That way, you can work, play and live your life to the fullest.

With TRIA CORE, you’ll continue strength training and exercises tailored to your needs. TRIA CORE members usually do 20 to 30-minute strengthening sessions twice a week. Just like at a gym, members can use our exercise equipment without an appointment.

TRIA CORE members pay an out-of-pocket monthly membership fee – you may be able to use your flex spending account or medical savings account. You may also be able to get a wellness reimbursement through your insurer.

Interested in TRIA CORE? Call 952-977-3680

This program focuses on helping people with continuous or recurring neck and back pain. If you can answer yes to either of these questions, you may be a good candidate for our program:

  • Have you had neck or back symptoms for more than 6 months?
  • Have you had any similar symptoms in the past?

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)