Physical Therapy

What is Physical Therapy?

Our Physical therapists are experts in how the body moves and works.  They provide personalized treatment for many different conditions and also teach patients about healthy lifestyles and injury prevention.  Our goal is to help patients reduce pain and improve or restore mobility, in many cases, without expensive surgery or the side effects of medication.

Who would benefit from physical therapy?

Physical therapy plays an important role in the following conditions:

  • Hip, knee and shoulder surgery
  • Orthopedic conditions
  • Recovery from a stroke
  • Post-concussion
  • Arthritis management
  • Sports related injuries
  • Low back and neck pain
  • Joint pain
  • muscle weakness
  • Vertigo/dizziness
  • balance issues
  • Fall related injuries
  • Children with developmental delays
  • Parkinson’s disease

What happens in physical therapy?

Our experienced Physical Therapists will work closely with you to learn about your concerns and then perform a comprehensive evaluation of your condition.  With your input we will develop a personalized care plan based on your pain level and functional abilities so that you can achieve your individualized goals.

Treatment may include:

  • Exercise to improve functional strength and mobility
  • Manual techniques to alleviate pain or increase motion
  • Balance and coordination training
  • Gait training
  • Progression toward developmental milestones
  • Aquatic therapy (pool)
  • Progression of activity following concussion
  • Ultrasound, electrical stimulation, or spinal traction

Where are we located?

Our rehab department is located on the main floor of St. Gabriel’s Hospital.  Parking is located near the front entrance of the hospital.

Who do I contact?

Please talk to your provider and ask if physical therapy would help you.

Please call us at 320-631-5171 if you have any questions about physical therapy.

We look forward to working with you regarding your physical therapy needs.

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