Physical Therapy

WHAT IS PHYSICAL THERAPY?
Physical Therapy is an allied health profession with the goal of improving mobility, restoring function, reducing pain or preventing further injury. Physical Therapists (PT), today, graduate from an accredited physical therapy program with a doctor in physical therapy and are licensed by the state they practice in. Physical Therapist Assistants (PTA) receive an associate degree and are licensed in their state of practice. The PTs and PTAs, at LRS, deal primarily with musculoskeletal injuries involving the neck, back and all extremities. Common diagnoses include sprains, strains, low back pain, neck pain, headaches, post-operative rehab for spinal fusions, joint replacements, ACL reconstruction, Rotator cuff repair, dizziness, balance problems to name just a few.

A physical therapist will perform an evaluation of your posture, strength, range of motion and function on your initial visit. Based on the findings, your therapist will develop a plan of care including treatment goals that you voiced earlier. You may also be seen by a PTA who will carry out the plan of care.

If you are wondering if physical therapy can help your problem or diagnosis, give us a call.
For additional information on physical therapy click on the links below:
American Physical Therapy Association
Indiana Physical Therapy Association