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Physical Therapy

You’re road to recovery starts at Good Shepherd.

Good Shepherd’s team of physical therapists and physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors can help you regain your mobility, strength, balance and endurance as a result of illness or injury. Our goal is to help you regain your independence and increase your quality of life.

What is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is a non-invasive treatment option with a goal to maintain, develop and restore physical function and mobility. Licensed physical therapists can improve function and mobility of any person at every stage of life, whether the goal is to relieve pain, recover from an injury or illness or prevent future injury. Physical therapy covers all phases of recovery, from diagnosis through the stages of recovery.

Physical therapists have a goal of helping patients improve their quality of life. Whatever the cause for treatment, the right combination of exercises and therapies has a powerful effect on recovery and relief.

The Benefits of Physical Therapy

Physical therapy services at Good Shepherd are coordinated by a staff of expert physiatrists, physical therapists and physical therapy assistants who provide a team approach to patient care. After an initial consultation, a physical therapist will develop a treatment program designed to meet your goals.  You will then be cared for by one of our physical therapy experts, who will usher you through the entire treatment program and provide the most effective, consistent treatment possible.

When your rehabilitation program is complete, the team will work with you to help facilitate a successful transition from a rehabilitation setting to your home.  Our team will help you acquire and train you on the proper use of equipment to maximize your function and independence.  We will then provide a written home exercise program to help you maintain the function you gain in therapy.

Conditions Treated by Physical Therapy

We are experts in treating a broad range of orthopedic conditions, sports-related injuries, and other muscle, bone and joint conditions.

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation’s licensed physical therapists treat the following conditions and more:

  • Foot and ankle injuries
  • Hip conditions
  • Joint replacement
  • Knee conditions
  • Shoulder conditions
  • Spine conditions
  • Sports injuries
  • Women’s health

What to Expect During Physical Therapy Treatment

A dedicated Good Shepherd physiatrist or physical therapist will work with you based on your specific goals.

  • Your physiatrist or physical therapist will develop a personalized treatment plan after assessing your current functional deficits, pain level and posture, as well as a thorough evaluation of your flexibility, strength, balance and endurance.
  • Our licensed therapists will provide hands-on therapy, exercise plans and strength training to help reduce pain and avoid reinjury.
  • In addition to scheduled therapy sessions, we give you a home exercise program. This program is based on your goals and your therapist will give you instruction on how many repetitions to do, and how often you need to do your exercise. 

PT Now/Direct Access

Depending on your condition, Good Shepherd’s PT Now program offers fast, convenient pain relief. No doctor referral is needed. After your initial evaluation, your Good Shepherd physical therapist may ask that you consult your primary care physician or specialist, depending on your needs. Don’t have a physician? We can help schedule an appointment with a Good Shepherd physician who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Physical Therapy Locations

With more than 20 outpatient locations throughout the region, you won’t have to travel far from home to receive safe, convenient care in-person.

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Request an Appointment

Schedule your physical therapy appointment by calling 1-888-44-REHAB or by filling out the form below.

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