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What is Physical Therapy?

Physical Therapy is a type of treatment you need when health problems make it hard to move around and do everyday tasks. It helps you move better and relieve pain. It also helps improve or restore your physical function and your mobility level and prevents, diagnoses and treats movement dysfunction and enhances physical health and functional abilities.


What does a Physical Therapist do?

Physical therapists (PTs) are highly-educated, licensed health care professionals who can help patients reduce pain and improve or restore mobility - in many cases without expensive surgery and often reducing the need for long-term use of prescription medications and their side effects.


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Physical therapists can teach patients how to prevent or manage their condition so that they will achieve long-term health benefits. PTs examine each individual and develop a plan, using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. In addition, PTs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.

The goal of physical therapy is to make daily tasks and activities easier. For example, it may help with walking, going up stairs, or getting in and out of bed.



  • Your physical therapist will examine you and make a treatment plan. Depending on your health problem, your therapist will help you with flexibility, strength, endurance, coordination, and/or balance.​
  • First, your therapist will try to reduce your pain and swelling. Then he or she will probably work to increase your flexibility, strength, and endurance.​
  • Physical therapy almost always includes exercise. It can include stretching, core exercises, weight lifting, and walking. Your physical therapist may teach you an exercise program so you can do it at home.
  • Your physical therapist also may use manual therapy, education, and techniques such as heat, cold, water, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation.
  • Treatment may cause mild soreness or swelling. This is normal, but talk to your physical therapist if it bothers you.



What does a physical therapist do?                                                             Why do you need a physical therapist?                      









Why do you need Physical Therapy?


*Difficulty Walking / Standing


*Debility / Deconditioning  


*Dizzyness  


*Balance Disorders


*Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.


*COPD/CFH


*Multiple sclerosis.









  • Mobility training to develop functional and safe mobility skills
  • Therapeutic exercise to increase strength, range of motion and endurance
  • Balance facilitation to address safety and fall prevention
  • Modalities to address pain management​
  • Home exercise programs and home safety evaluations




*Lower Back Pain


*Joint Replacement


*Stroke

*Fall Prevention


*Pre/Post Op Hip, Knee & Shoulder Replacement


​*Parkinsons / LSVT