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Back Pain Specialist

PhysioNetics -  - Physical Therapist


Physical Therapist located in Naples, FL

With lower back pain one of the leading causes of disability and lost time worldwide, over 80% of the population and 50% of working Americans may experience symptoms at one time or another. Dr. Varveris and the team at PhysioNetics in Naples, Florida believe that the least invasive treatment is the place to start, breaking the cycle of recurring pain and reducing the need for pain medication.

Back Pain Q & A

How is back pain assessed?

Dr. Varveris uses the Valedo®Shape spine assessment tool. This is a non-invasive, no-radiation method of measuring the components of the spine. It gives a 3-D visualization of the spine itself and its flexibility. Not only a diagnostic tool, the ValedoShape assists in the creation of individual treatment plans as well as progress monitoring. PhysioNetics is the only Southwest Florida clinic using this groundbreaking tool.

The ValedoShape tool is a spine assessment tool that measures the relationship of vertebrae and suggests treatment for underlying back pain conditions including degenerating or herniated discs, sprains, surgery follow-up and sports-related pain and injuries. It also stores data to show a patient’s response to treatment. There are no side effects and no discomfort for the patient.

What treatment techniques does the clinic use?

The Schroth Scoliosis Method introduces a conservative exercise-based therapy that lengthens the torso and corrects spinal imbalance.

Radial Pulse Therapy targets soft tissue pain, muscle spasms, strains, and sprains. Also effective for tendonitis, bursitis and plantar fasciitis, it’s a progressive and non-invasive treatment option.

For patients with fascial scar tissue restricting motion and causing pain, the Graston Technique offers relief using instrument-assisted soft tissue manipulation. This therapy helps those suffering from fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive strain injuries as well as back pain.

Other treatment options include:
• Myokinesthetic release
• Mechanical spinal traction
• Dolphin Neurostim™ electrotherapy

What is cold laser therapy?

PhysioNetics uses Zimmer Class IV cold light lasers that send non-thermal photons through the skin to reach the affected tissue. Through short treatments lasting only a few minutes, the laser can reduce inflammation and stimulate tissue repair.

There’s simply no longer a reason to live with back pain. Where once the cure was often more painful than the condition, that’s no longer true. Dr. Varveris and her team gently bring your back pain under control, not only relieving the pain but treating the underlying cause.


Although PhysioNetics Physical Therapy is an in-network provider with some health insurance companies, we are out of network with many others. Many insurance companies require providers to accept 30-40% less than the Physician Fee Schedule rates for their services if they become in network providers. Other physical therapy clinics decide to accept these reduced payments and see more patients with less one-on-one treatment time to make up for the decrease in income. We at PhysioNetics do not consider these viable options. Each of our patients is scheduled for an exclusive appointment time with a licensed physical therapist during which time they receive one-on-one physical therapy care tailored exclusively for them. Unlike other clinics, we utilize the latest technologies in rehabilitation services to facilitate faster recovery, which in the long run will cost you less out of pocket expenses. Since we will not compromise on our level of care, we are unable to accept most insurance contracts. Often times our cash fee is less than your in-patient co-pay requirements. We will be happy to provide you with the proper forms and paperwork for you to submit your claims if you wish to do so. Typically, for patients with high deductibles and copays, it is more cost-effective to pay our cash-pay rates. PhysioNetics sets itself apart from other clinics on the basis of quality of care and we are confident that after your first visit you will realize that you made the right decision to choose us over perhaps an in-network provider. We are sure you will not be disappointed! What is your health, wellness and quality of life worth?