Our office has been providing Physical therapy since we opened our doors in 1965. Our therapists treat the consequences of
disease or injury by addressing impairments, functional limitations, and/or disabilities in patients. Some of the more common conditions for which our physical therapists examine and provide intervention and treatment include the following:
- Orthopedic conditions, such as low back and neck pain, headaches, and osteoporosis.
- Joint and soft-tissue injuries, such as sprains and strains, hand injuries, fractures and dislocations, and pre-and post-surgical conditions.
- Neurological conditions, such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy, peripheral nerve injury, and multiple sclerosis.
- Sports injuries, such as overuse injuries and trauma in recreational and professional athletes.
- Workplace injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, cumulative trauma, and stress disorders
- Integumentary conditions, such as burns, ulcers, and wounds.
- Arthritic conditions, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
- Systemic conditions, such as cancer and AIDS/HIV infection.
- Cardiopulmonary and circulatory conditions, such as congestive heart failure, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lymphedema, and peripheral vascular disease.
- Workplace injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, cumulative trauma, and stress disorders.
A Professional PROFILE. . .
Physical Therapist Education
Physical therapists attain their knowledge and skills through extensive academic and clinical education. All physical therapists now graduate with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. To enter the profession, physical therapists must have completed at least four years of college, graduated from an accredited professional education program, and secured a license by successfully completing a state licensure examination.
All professional education programs include foundational science and clinical science courses and emphasize the science, theory, and practice of physical therapy, and patient and client management. The curriculum includes opportunities to apply and integrate theory through extensive clinical education in a variety of practice settings.
Licensure for Physical Therapists
After graduating from an accredited professional education program, physical therapists must pass a state-administered national licensure examination in order to legally practice physical therapy.