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What Is Physical Therapy?

What is Physical Therapy? Physical therapy is prescribed for individuals of all ages who have or may develop impairments, activity limitations and restrictions related to conditions of the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and/or integumentary systems. Individuals who experience negative effects attributable to accidents or injury also benefit from physical therapy.

The goal of physical therapy is to restore function while teaching patients how to manage their current symptoms and prevent future episodes. Through the use of therapeutic exercise, manual therapy and multiple modalities, our physical therapists are able to help reduce pain and increase strength and motion. Patients will reduce their dependency on others while restoring a high quality of life through safe and independent movement.

woman doing therapy on a patients knee
woman doing therapy on a patients hip
woman doing therapy on a patients hip

Common Conditions Treated by Physical Therapy:

  • Arthritis and joint pain
  • Back pain, including herniated discs and spinal stenosis
  • Balance and vestibular issues
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic pain
  • Concussions
  • Hand or wrist injuries and surgeries
  • Joint sprains/pain/swelling, including knee and ankle sprains
  • Knee pain
  • Muscle strains
  • Neck pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Post-operative rehabilitation from orthopedic surgical procedures
  • Running injuries or pain
  • Shoulder Pain, including rotator cuff injuries and elbow pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD/TMJ)
  • Tendinosis and tendinitis including Tennis/Golfer’s elbow

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What Is a Physical Therapist?

Physical therapists are health care professionals who help individuals maintain, restore, and improve movement, activity, and functioning, thereby enabling optimal performance and enhancing health, well-being, and quality of life. Their services prevent, minimize, or eliminate impairments of body functions and structures, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. Physical therapists receive intensive doctoral education in anatomy, physiology, pathology and rehabilitation. They are graduates of accredited university programs and licensed by the state.

What to Expect at Your Physical Therapy Sessions?

During your Initial Evaluation, our therapist spends a full hour interviewing you, testing and examining your condition, establishing goals with you, and developing an individualized treatment plan. Excel PTs take time to provide patient education around your condition and what to expect during the recovery process.

Subsequent treatment sessions are designed to systematically fix your injury, movement disorder, or pain. Once mobility is improved, then exercises are used to improve strength, balance and function. Injured athletes looking to return to sport often perform sport-specific training under the supervision of the therapist.

What Makes Excel Physical Therapy Different?

During your Initial Evaluation, our therapist spends a full hour interviewing you, testing and examining your condition, establishing goals with you, and developing an individualized treatment plan. Excel PTs take time to provide patient education around your condition and what to expect during the recovery process.

Subsequent treatment sessions are designed to systematically fix your injury, movement disorder, or pain. Once mobility is improved, then exercises are used to improve strength, balance and function. Injured athletes looking to return to sport often perform sport-specific training under the supervision of the therapist.