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Welcome to Hart Spine and Rehab. Our office promises a family atmosphere with world-class care. Our friendly staff welcomes you with smiling faces and we endeavor to make each visit a pleasant experience. We are conveniently located one block east of Dalraida Commons at 4135 Atlanta Highway in Montgomery, Alabama.

Do you suffer from….?

  • Back, Neck or Joint Pain
  • Muscle Tension Headaches
  • Herniated or Bulging Discs
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Sciatic Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Injury Related Pain

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Phone: (334) 558-0906

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Chiropractic is a healthcare profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.

Doctors of Chiropractic often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians; practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.

Chiropractic adjustment rarely causes discomfort. However, patients may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following treatment (as with some forms of exercise) that usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours.

In many cases, such as lower back pain, chiropractic care may be the primary method of treatment. When other medical conditions exist, chiropractic care may compliment or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition.

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.”  

– Thomas Edison


Location

4135 Atlanta Hwy
Montgomery, AL 36109
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About Us

Meet our Chiropractor

Dr. Jason Hart opened his own private clinic, Hart Chiropractic, in February 2012 after 10 years of chiropractic experience. He is a graduate of Cleveland Chiropractic College located in Kansas City, Missouri. Practicing in the Montgomery area since 2003, Dr. Hart has been voted “#1 Doctor in Montgomery” in the Montgomery Advertiser’s Readers Choice Awards. He is also a member of the Chiropractic Society of Alabama.

Along with providing award-winning chiropractic care to all of his patients, Dr. Hart is an adjunct professor at the University of Troy in Montgomery. He has held this position since 2010.

Dr. Hart loves spending time with his beautiful daughter. In their free time, they enjoy visiting the library, the zoo and camping at the beach.

 

Meet our Physical Therapist

Dr. LaDarius “LD” Woods is a native of Birmingham, Alabama, where he attended Homewood High School. Following graduation, he attended the United States Air Force Academy where he played varsity football and ran track for the Falcons. After two years, he transferred to Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) to complete his undergraduate studies.

He is a graduate of Alabama State University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and currently holds certifications as a Strength & Conditioning Coach, Aerobics Instructor and Personal Trainer, USATF Level 1 Track and Field Coach, and Blaze Sports America Certified Disability Sport Specialist.

He has served as an adjunct instructor at Alabama State University and South University in their DPT and PTA programs respectively and is currently pursing a PhD from Auburn University.  His clinic interest includes: Health & Wellness, Pediatric to Adolescent Sports Rehabilitation, General Orthopedics, and Geriatric Rehabilitation.

 

Meet our Massage Therapist

Mr. William Reeves, LMT, graduated from Stanhope High School in Millbrook. After graduation, he served in the United States Army for three years then attended Virginia College in Montgomery and became a licensed massage therapist in 2013. Upon being licensed, he received his first opportunity at Hands On Healing where he was trained in structural bodywork.

He has received advanced certifications in Swe-Thai massage and CORE Myofascial therapy. He is a level 1 Qigong instructor. He has a great passion for achieving the goals set by clients and resolving any pain and tension issues.

 

Our Office Staff

Our office is a multi-discipline clinic, including physical therapists, medical doctors, an imaging center and chiropractic care. Our goal is to meet the medical needs of each person who visits our office through these services. We look forward to helping all of our patients reach their maximum health potential.

New Patient Center

What can I expect as a new patient?

  • No long wait times – Our office staff strives to minimize your time in our waiting area.
  • Same day appointments – Our clinic is accepting new patients with appointments available on the day you call.
  • Family friendly atmosphere – Our office is a professional workspace in which patients of any age will feel comfortable and relaxed as our doctors and staff provide treatment.
  • Ease of payment – Our office accepts cash, check, and credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover and Care Credit) as valid forms of payment.

What insurance is accepted?

  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Viva Health

Services

Services We Offer:

  • Spinal Manipulation
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Traction Therapy
  • Ultrasound
  • And much more…

What is Traction Therapy?

Spinal traction therapy is a non-invasive treatment used to relieve chronic lower back pain, especially sciatica, and neck pain.

Lumbar traction can relieve pressure on compressed nerves, help muscles relax and reduce muscle spasms. Traction can increase the space between vertebrae – reducing pressure on intervertebral discs and nerve roots.

Cervical traction can relieve muscle spasm and nerve root compression by stretching soft tissues and increasing the spaces between cervical vertebrae.

Why should I consider Traction Therapy?

Traditionally, surgery, pain medications and manipulation have been the primary treatments employed by doctors to address most problems involving the spine.

The complications from back surgery can be severe and may result in permanent debilitating conditions. Surgery can be extremely expensive with recovery taking several months.

Pain medications can make it difficult for a person to carry on with normal day to day activities.

Thousands of back pain patients have been successfully treated with traction therapy!

PHYSICAL THERAPY

What is a physical therapy?

Physical Therapy is a skilled intervention delivered by a Licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy focused on restoring or maintaining functional level. Physical therapy can address pain, range of motion deficits, strength deficits, posture, and any leisure activities (hunting, fishing, running) you once enjoyed. Physical Therapist utilize techniques such as: manual therapy, neuromuscular reeducation, therapeutic activities, therapeutic exercise, electrical stimulation, traction, and ultrasound.

What physical therapy is not?

Exercise. Exercise is delivered a gym, studio, or box by a (non)certified personal trainer, weight lifting coach, or strength coach.

Before your first appointment

Visit our New Patient Center.

What do you need to bring to your first visit?

  • Positive Attitude
  • Loose Fitting Clothing
  • Insurance Card
  • Any images (x-ray, MRI, CT scan) that you have recently (within 6 months) taken

Conditions Treated

  • Chronic Pain
  • Spinal dysfunction
    • Low back pain
    • Neck pain
  • Sports Injuries
    • Return to Sport
  • Pre and post operative orthopedic care
    • Total/partial joint replacement
    • Ligament repair
    • Tendon repair
  • Overuse injury
    • Muscular strains
    • Ligament sprains
  • Gait dysfunction
    • Loss of balance
    • Trendelenburg
  • Dizziness and Vertigo
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Chronic respiratory

Additional services offered

  • Annual Wellness (fitness) exam
  • Personal nutritional plans
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Sports strength and conditioning
  • Power/Manual wheelchair evaluation

Dry Needling

Integrative Dry Needling

Integrative Dry Needling is a highly effective form of physical therapy for the treatment of a multitude of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions. It is not appropriate for all conditions or pathologies and the use of the technique will be at the discretions of your physical therapist.

How does it work?

Integrative dry needling is not acupuncture (traditional Chinese medicine), it is based on neuroanatomy and modern scientific study of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems. A very fine filament needle is inserted through the skin and into the deeper tissues that are considered trigger points to your pain. Dry needling works by causing a microlesion within the pathological tissue thus breaking up shortened tissues, inhibiting a reflex arc from the nervous system to the tissue, normalizing the inflammatory response, and centrally mediating the pain. This mechanical and neuromuscular effect provides an environment that enhances the body’s ability to heal which ultimately reduces pain.

What Conditions can be treated?

Conditions include, but are not limited to neck, back, and shoulder pain, arm pain (tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, golfer’s elbow), headache to include migraines and tension-type headache, jaw pain, buttock pain and leg pain (sciatica, hamstring stains, calf tightness/spasms)

Are the needles sterile?

Yes, we only use sterile disposable needles.

Is the procedure painful?

The fine filament needle is very thin, solid, and flexible, which allows for the needle to be pushed through the skin versus cutting the skin. This helps reduce any discomfort that may occur with the procedure. We strive to make the treatment virtually painless however at times a local twitch response of the muscle may be felt. When the needle is inserted into the pathological tissue that local twitch response sensation is normally and is felt only momentarily.. many patients describe this twitch response as a little electric shock, cramp, or an ache sensation. These sensations are perfectly normal and even a desirable response. Your PT will make every effort to make your experience comfortable and therapeutic.

How will I feel after the Dry Needling treatment?

This will vary but many patient experience immediate relief of their symptoms and an increase in range of motion. Soreness can also be a common response from the needling but does not occur with all people. Some individuals may experience an immediate achiness or a delayed soreness the next day. The soreness, if present, will usually last 1-2 days, use of heat and light massage and movement will be beneficial. Mild bruising may occur at the needling site and is more prevalent in certain parts of the body. Larger bruising may also occur but is rare. Application of ice on a bruise will help with the soreness and skin discoloration will last several days but is not harmful.

It is uncommon but possible that the treatment may temporarily increase your symptoms. This is not unusual but if this continues past the 1-2 day window, inform your PT to allow adjustment of your program to enhance your comfort next time. This does not mean that needling will not be beneficial to your condition.

Will I continue to do exercises or receive other treatments?

Yes, your personalized physical therapy program will still integrate traditional physical therapy methods including manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, endurance training, stabilization, and posture training.

How many treatments will I need?

This will depend on the category you fit in, which is determined by the state of the injury and your overall health. Remember we are attempting to cause mechanical and biochemical changes without any pharmacological means. Therefore, we are looking for a cumulative response to break the pain cycle. Your PT will able able to give you more insight into your evaluation.

What should I do to prepare for treatment?

  • Do not eat 30 minutes before the treatment
  • Be well hydrated by empty your bladder prior to treatment
  • Wear lose fitting clothing, shorts, or bathing suit for easy access to your painful areas

What should/can I do after treatment, what should I avoid?

Our recommendations vary depending on the amount of soreness you have and on the individual response to treatment. Recommendations may include increasing your water intake, applying ice or hate over the area, gentle stretches and modifications of activities.

Is Dry Needling treatment covered by my insurance?

This is a Physical Therapy treatment and is NOT acupuncture therefore your coverage of Dry Needling should correspond with your Physical Therapy benefits. You can discuss this further with our administrative staff if you require more information.

Not all medical or physical therapy professionals are trained to perform the Integrative Dry Needling treatment technique. The physical therapists at YOUR CLINIC have advanced training and have been certified through the Integrative Dry Needling Institute.

Testimonials

Patient Testimonials

“Dr. Hart and his staff (from front desk to PT) are amazing. So professional, effective, clean and above all nice. I have really improved here. I came in pain and am leaving feeling great. Great service & even better people! Thanks y’all!” –J. Lynch 4/4/16

 

“Since coming to Dr. Hart, I have felt better than I have in 30 years. Dr. Hart himself is a professional who honestly cares about his patients. The staff at Hart Clinic makes every visit an enjoyable experience. I would like to personally acknowledge Mrs. Jan. She treats patients as part of a family. NOT just a means to making a pay check. Mrs. Jan is one of the medical fields BEST professionals I have ever met.” –Henry Parker 10/5/15

 

I have enjoyed being here, they are really great people. Really helpful. If I know anyone that needs a chiropractor, this is the place to go. – Verna Fendeerson

 

“I felt much better after my appointment. My pain was greatly reduced. They made sure every single question I had was answered. Their staff is very friendly and professional. I was very satisfied with my visit. They were helpful and I left feeling encouraged. The office was very easy to locate. I didn’t have any trouble finding it at all.” -JBT

 

“They were absolutely amazing and make others in the same field look like beginners. Not only did I have no more pain after my adjustment, but I felt great afterward. I definitely saw a huge difference. They really go above and beyond to make me feel special. I’ve never been anywhere that seems to care more about their clients than here.” -Sheryl

 

“Dr. Hart is one of those rare gems. He is the kindest and most compassionate of all. His skill set is amazing. Given my spinal conditions, I will be a life-long patient.” – Summer

 

“I am going to refer everyone I know here. I absolutely love this place. They were so easy to reach in an emergency, they answered my call immediately. It is a relief to know that I can count on them to always be there for me when I need them the most.” – Anonymous

 

“I went to see Dr. Hart and from the first visit I knew he actually cared. Another benefit of Dr. Hart’s practice is he is in a building with Harmony Wellness and Rehab so there is a Physical Therapist and a MD in the same building.” – DBB