About Physical Therapy
Physical therapists are evidence-based health care professionals who offer cost-effective treatment that:
- Improves mobility and relieves pain
- Reduces the need for surgery and prescription drugs
- Allows patients to participate in a recovery plan designed for their specific needs
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.
Physical therapists play vital roles in today’s health care environment and are recognized as essential providers of rehabilitation and habilitation, performance enhancement, and prevention and risk-reduction services. Physical therapists also play important roles both in developing standards for physical therapist practice and in developing health care policy to ensure availability, accessibility, and optimal provision of physical therapy.
Physical therapists 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 – 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.
Conditions & Treatment
The following are health conditions commonly seen by physical therapists:
- Back pain
- Balance/vestibular therapy
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Children’s motor development and function
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Hand injuries/concussion
- Pelvic pain
- Sports injuries/sports medicine
- Traumatic brain injury
- Musculoskeletal disorders
Find Physical Therapy Services
If you have a physician referral and would like to schedule an appointment, contact Central Scheduling at 610-378-2100 610-378-2100 or you may call the location directly.
It is important for patients to understand the benefit coverage under their specific insurance plan with any restrictions. Questions on your benefit health coverage are best answered directly by your employer or insurance plan