Consider a physical therapist as a possible alternative to surgery and/or pain medication
Physical Therapists are trusted health care professionals with extensive clinical experience who examine and diagnose to prevent or treat conditions that limit the body's ability to move and function in daily life.
Physical therapists apply intensive education, clinical expertise as well as evidenced-based practices to help people get back in motion. They diagnose and treat people of all ages, including newborns, children, and elderly individuals. They may consult and practice with other health professionals to help improve mobility to its fullest. All physical therapists are required to receive a graduate degree – either a master's or a clinical doctorate – from an accredited physical therapy program before taking the national licensure examination allowing them to practice. Licensure is required in each state in which a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant practices.
Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs) work as part of a team to provide physical therapy services under the direction and supervision of the physical therapist. PTAs implement treatment, obtain data related to the interventions provided, and make modifications in selected interventions to progress the patient/client as directed by the physical therapist.
Once patients have graduated from physical or occupational therapy, we offer continued support of their wellness goals through our Post Rehab, MedFit or Fit for Life programs.