Physical Therapy

Physical therapists are licensed healthcare professionals who specialize in the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary and neuromuscular impairments that effect an individual’s ability to move and function in his or her daily life.

Physical therapists treat patients of all age groups, from young athletes with sport related injuries to elderly persons who may have suffered a stroke or have had recent surgery. They work closely with the patient, as well as other health professionals to meet the individual’s personal health care goals. Physical therapists utilize many different treatment techniques and modalities, depending on diagnosis, including:

  • Activities of daily living retraining
  • Balance and mobility training
  • Cervical and lumbar traction
  • Endurance training
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Gait training
  • Heat and cold modalities
  • Pain management
  • Muscle strengthening exercises
  • Range of motion exercises
  • TENS application
  • Ultrasound
  • Wound and scar management

Our highly trained physical therapists use a hands-on approach that includes examination, diagnosis and treatment of your problem. They will teach you how to take care of yourself by showing you how to do exercises and how to use your body properly to gain strength and mobility and prevent recurring injuries. They may also advise you on proper posture and body motion, treat injuries, and consult on fitness and wellness. Our physical therapists treat patients of all ages and diagnoses.

Some commonly treated diagnoses include:

  • Neurological impairments, including stroke, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and degenerative conditions
  • Athletic injuries
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Wound care
  • Back and neck pain
  • Work-related injuries
  • Headaches and TMJ
  • Amputee care
  • Prosthetic and orthotic training

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