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What is physical therapy? 

Physical therapy is a type of treatment you may need when health problems make it hard to move around and do everyday tasks. It helps you move better, relieve pain, improves or restores your physical function and your fitness level. 

What to expect: 

Your physical therapist will examine you and make a treatment plan. Depending on your health problem, your therapist will help you with flexibility, strength, endurance, coordination, and/or balance. First, your therapist will try to reduce your pain and swelling. Then she will work to increase your flexibility, strength, and endurance. Physical therapy almost always includes exercise. It can include stretching, core exercises, weight lifting, and walking. Your physical therapist will teach you an exercise program so you can do it at home. Your physical therapist also may use manual therapy, education, and techniques such as heat, cold, water, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation. 

Equipment: 

We have a variety of equipment in the physical therapy department such as: 

Bike  
Elliptical 
Treadmill  
NUSTEP
Hydrotherapy 
Parallel bars 
Traction unit for back and neck injuries
Total gym 
Rebounder 
Mini trampoline 
A variety of hand weights for strengthening 
A variety of equipment for balance impairments 

Our physical therapy program consists of a physical therapist, Kilah Dunn, and a physical therapy assistant, Jessica Thompson.
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