Physical Therapy is the science of medicine that seeks to return patients to the highest possible degree of personal independence. Our physical therapists work with patients with specific neurological, muscular, and skeletal conditions.
Doctors of Physical Therapy are also trained in helping patients transition from injury care to prevention programs that are designed to assist patients of all ages maintain optimal health and physical fitness. With these programs patients gain independence and a high level of physical function.
How Does Physical Therapy Work?
Doctors of Physical Therapy plan treatment programs after determining a patient’s physical limits and needs to regain their ability to perform work and daily activities. Physical Therapists review each patient’s health history, followed by specific orthopedic testing to evaluate a patient’s strength, weakness, sensory perception, posture, balance and coordination. The results of these test help Physical Therapist plan and administer individualized treatment programs designed to restore functional movement, relieve pain, promote healing and recovery, as well as, improve athletic performance.
What Type of Treatment Do Physical Therapist Perform?
Doctors of Physical Therapy treat patients through various forms of exercise techniques to improve flexibility and motion, promote strength, and train endurance. Our Physical Therapy team consists of Doctors of Physical Therapy (DPT), Physical Therapy Assistants (PTA), and Athletic Trainers (ATC). Each therapist is trained to perform stretching exercises, strength & stability movements, balance & coordination techniques, as well as motion and flexibility training.
Can Physical Therapy Help You?
Our physical therapy department takes pride in overseeing patients achieving optimal health and strength that they never dreamed could be possible. Physical Therapy can help patients protect themselves from injury on the job, perform better during athletics, and allows patients to achieve their fitness potential.