About Physical Therapy

What is Physical Therapy?

Physical Therapy promotes prevention, diagnosis and treatment of movement dysfunction to enhance health and function.

Therapeutic exercise and functional training are the cornerstones of Physical Therapist treatment.

Physical Therapy brings motion to life! A physical therapist can help you achieve and maintain mobility and quality of life without surgery or prescription medication.

With extensive education and clinical expertise, physical therapists help you move forward so you can do the things you love to do.

The McKenzie Method

Our therapists are educated in The McKenzie Method of Diagnosis and Treatment of the spine and extremities. This approach fosters patient independence in management of symptoms and education for prevention of recurrence. Many patients respond rapidly to this method of treatment.

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Aquatic Therapy

In addition to our traditional therapy services, we offer aquatic therapy at the Newport Aquatic Center. Aquatic therapy is an integral part of the recovery process for many of our patients. The buoyancy of the water means less stress is placed on the joints, making movement easier and less painful while still providing enough resistance to improve strength. The water provides a safe place to improve balance and stablity - and build confidence.

Massage Therapy

We have a licensed massage therapist on staff offering therapeutic massage. Therapeutic massage can help enhance and preserve the increased mobility you’ve gained through therapy. These treatments are beneficial between therapy appointments and after your physical therapy sessions are complete.

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Physical Therapy can be used to treat the following conditions:

Neck
Sprains * Headaches * Disc problems * Nerve problems * Arthritis * Joint problems * TMJ disorders * Postural dysfunction * Whiplash * Post surgical * Thoracic outlet syndrome

Shoulder
Sprains * Rotator cuff * Sprain/tear * Muscle imbalance * Shoulder dislocation * Shoulder separation * Tendonitis * SLAP lesion * Labral tear * Bursitis * Arthritis * Frozen shoulder * Post surgical

Elbow
Tennis elbow * Golfers elbow * Fracture * Tendonitis * Sprains * Nerve injury * Arthritis * Dislocation

Hand/Wrist
Sprains * Fractures * Arthritis * Tendonitis * Carpal Tunnel Syndrome * Nerve problems * Ganglion cysts * Tendon ruptures * Dislocations

Low Back
Sprains * Disc Disorders * Degenerative conditions * Post surgical * Muscle imbalance * Arthritis * Stenosis * Joint pain * Nerve problems * Sacral Iliac dysfunctions * Piriformis * Syndrome

Mid Back
Sprains * Thoracic joint dysfunction * Shoulder blade pain * Muscle imbalance * Posture dysfunction * Herniated disc * Rib dysfunction * Incorrect breathing patterns

Hip
Sprains * Tendonitis * Bursitis * Arthritis * Labral tears * Total hip replacement * Muscle imbalance * IT band syndrome * Piriformis syndrome * Degenerative changes

Knee
Sprains * Ligament tears * Degenerative joint changes * Arthritis * Meniscus damage * Fractures * Arthroscopies * Knee replacements * Patella dysfunction * Chondromalacia * Tendonitis

Ankle/Foot
Sprains * Fractures * Heel pain * Heel spurs * Plantar fasciitis * Achilles tendonitis * Balance disorders * Arthritis * Structural dysfunction * Orthotics fitting * Running injuries * Neuromos * Metatarsalgia