Physical Therapy FAQ

Physical therapists are required to have at least a bachelor’s degree though more recently have finished a clinical doctorate degree from an accredited program by CAPTE (Commission on Accreditation in Physical therapy Education) and must pass the board exam to obtain state licensure to practice. They are trained to assess your condition and help you regain maximal functional mobility and independence.

Physical therapists use a variety of treatment modalities and techniques to help you move better and feel better; treatment is very personalized. Choosing physical therapy has been shown to help you recover quickly and safely, and it can save you money due to decreased overall healthcare costs.

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How do I know I need physical therapy?

Physical Therapy includes evaluation, individualized treatment plan, application of therapeutic modalities, prescription of therapeutic exercises and activities, as well as education of fall and injury prevention.

If you have an injury or illness that results in pain, physical impairment or limited normal movement / loss of function, our physical therapists can help.

What Conditions Can be Treated with Physical Therapy

  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Stroke
  • Fractures
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Sports injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Fall Prevention
  • Parkinson’s
  • Work-Related Injury
  • Dizziness
  • Car accident
  • Personal injury
  • If you are undergoing or recovering from orthopedic surgery (short and long-term conditions

Our physical therapists can also help you prevent injury or loss of functional mobility. We can analyze your movements before you are injured and offer strategies to help keep you healthy and moving well. Examples include working with athletes on injury prevention and sports performance and with seniors to help with balance and fall prevention.

What Does a Treatment Plan Include?

  • Functional Capacity Evaluation
  • Fall prevention/balance training
  • Wellness programs
  • Therapeutic exercise program
  • Soft tissue mobilization/instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization
  • Joint mobilization
  • Manual therapy/active release/massage techniques
  • Dynamic taping
  • Hand therapy
  • Orthopedic care