What is Physical Therapy?

Benefits of seeing a Physical Therapist

Physical therapists examine, evaluate, and treat patients who have conditions such as back pain, neck pain, burns, wounds, osteoporosis, developmental disabilities, carpal tunnel syndrome, and countless other conditions affecting an individual's ability to move freely and without pain.

Our Doctors of Physical Therapy are evidence-based health care professionals who offer cost-effective treatment that helps improve motion and relieve pain. Highly educated, physical therapists graduating today must have a graduate degree and either a master's or a clinical doctorate from an accredited physical therapy program before taking the national licensure examination that allows them to practice.

Physical therapists are the body's mechanical and musculoskeletal experts. They know how your spine and joints work together. If your body is not working correctly, they figure out how to help restore your physical function and fitness level.

Pain is often caused by the body not working together. This may include a pinched nerve, a slipped or bulging disc, torn or painful muscle strain, bone spurs or joint problems. The Physical Therapists at Spine & Sport will thoroughly evaluate, assess and then provide treatment to relieve pain and prevent recurrence. See how we have helped others!

How can a physical therapist help?

We've conducted extensive consumer research through nationwide focus groups and one-on-one interviews. We learned that patients are really looking for three things:

  • improved mobility and motion
  • an alternative to surgery
  • reduce the need for prescription medications that may lead to dependency

Tired of Living with Pain?

-Pain isn't your problem. Pain is a symptom of an underlying problem. While medication can get rid of pain, physical therapy can rebuild weakened muscles to permanently fix your problem.



-Did you know most insurance plans cover physical therapy? Learn More



“I came to Spine & Sport with a severe lower back problem. After six weeks of therapy, I no longer consider my back pain an issue. The staff quickly identified the movements and exercises needed to correct my problem. The gang here is extremely personal, knowledgeable, courteous and patient.” –Patient D.L.


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