What does a Physical Therapist do?
We help to improve or restore the mobility you need to move forward with your life. Our Physical Therapists work with you to develop a treatment plan that restores your abiility to participate in regular daily activities. Treatment sessions will involve education, manual therapy techniques to help regain joint and muscle function, exercise prescription, activity training and any pain control modalities that may be necessary. The ultimate goal of your Physical Therapist will be to help you achieve your goals, whatever they may be.
How are Physical Therapists educated?
A four year undergraduate degree is required to be accepted to a physical therapy program. Most schools in the United States offer a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, which can be up to another 3 years of education. Therapists who have been out of school longer may have a Master’s, Bachelor’s, or even Certificate in Physical Therapy. All therapists must pass a national board exam and be licensed in the state in which they practice. Advanced certifications and training can be achieved where Physical Therapists focus on specific areas of clinical practice. All therapists are required to attend a specific amount of continuing education training every year to keep up with current treatment concepts and research.
What can our Physical Therapists help you with?
- Pain – neck, back, shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, ankle
- Arthritis Management
- Stroke Recovery
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Other Neurological Conditions
- Pelvic Pain
- Balance/Fall Prevention
- Dizziness/Vestibular Disorders
- Overuse Injuries
- And Much More
For more information on how a Physical Therapist can help you feel free to e-mail or contact us at 904.217.4259