What Is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy involves any care that is delivered by a physical therapist. This scope of care ranges from health promotion, wellness and fitness services to rehabilitation of musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary, genitourinary and integumentary disorders. The primary goal of therapy is to help individuals optimize function without the need for surgery, medication or other expensive medical procedures. Otherwise, physical therapy can help people to recover from these medical interventions.

Who Are Physical Therapists?

Physical therapists are doctors with an expertise in human movement who help people to maintain function and quality of life. Physical therapists evaluate, diagnose, and manage individuals of all ages who have impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions.

Why Go To Integral Physical Therapy?

Our doctors of physical therapy are among the most highly trained therapists in the profession. We provide expert management of the human movement system by maximizing efficiency and precision of movement while minimizing pain and dysfunction. This starts with a detailed movement analysis and physical examination followed by a customized plan of care to achieve your individual goals.

We believe it is essential to treat the whole person to optimize function, performance and improve quality of life. In doing this, our therapists integrate evidence-based interventions, clinical expertise and patient values to achieve a therapeutic alliance with our clients. We provide exclusive, one on one treatments that typically include manual therapy, neuromuscular re-education, therapeutic exercise, patient education and pain management strategies.

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While every patient has different needs, these are some of the many treatments that we provide:

  • Individualized exercise prescription
  • Neuromuscular re-education
  • Ergonomic education
  • Joint mobilization and manipulation
  • Spinal manipulation and traction
  • Dry needling
  • Massage
  • Myofascial release
  • Scar mobilization and desensitization
  • Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization
  • Therapeutic taping/kinesiology taping
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Hot and cold therapy
  • Ultrasound
  • Surface EMG training
  • Visceral manipulation
  • Extensive patient education
  • Internal rectal and vaginal treatments**
  • Vaginal/rectal sensor training**
  • Vaginal/rectal electrical stimulation**

** Utilized only for clients with pelvic dysfunction