Physical Therapy

Physical therapists focus on helping their patients improve mobility, decrease pain, and avoid surgery.

How it Works

What is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is treatment provided by a physical therapist and/or a physical therapist assistant that helps people improve their movement and physical function, manage pain and other chronic conditions, and recover from or prevent injury and chronic disease.

Physical therapists are movement experts who improve quality of life through hands-on care, patient education, and prescribed movement.  Physical therapists can also develop fitness and wellness-oriented programs to support healthier and more active lifestyles. 


Physical Therapy May Help*

  • Musculoskeletal Dysfunction: Back and neck pain, knee pain, muscle strains, rotator cuff tears, and temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD)
  • Hand Movement: Arthritis, De Quervain’s tendinitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Neurological Conditions: Impairments resulting from stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and traumatic brain injuries
  • Pediatric Conditions: Developmental delays, cerebral palsy, and muscular dystrophy
  • Sports-related Injuries: Concussion, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries and tennis elbow
  • Cardiopulmonary Conditions: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) 
  • Women’s Health and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: Urinary issues and lymphedema

* Symptoms & Conditions. (n.d.). Retrieved from