Physical Therapy

The Physical Therapy Department at Center on Aging and Health provides rehabilitation services for an array of injuries, impairments and conditions, including back and neck, strokes, burns and arthritis. Our highly trained professionals remain in close consultation with the patient’s physician to provide a structured and personalized rehabilitation program.

Specialized physical therapy services include:

  • Back and Neck Care
    Our department incorporates a range of back and neck rehabilitation philosophies, including the McKenzie approach, dynamic lumbar stabilization, cervical stabilization and other manual therapy approaches. The goal is to restore function, improve mechanics and prevent re-injury.
  • Lymphedema Services
    Lymphedema is a chronic swelling caused by the accumulation of lymph fluid in the body, usually in an arm or leg. This service provides complete decongestive therapy, treatment to patients, including education about lymphedema prevention, massage techniques and bandaging.
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
    These services are geared toward functional restoration or adaptation, gait improvement and neuromuscular re-education.

Physical therapy requires a referral from a physician.

When a patient is referred for “physical therapy,” treatment may include:

  • Modalities such as heat, ice ultrasound and electrical stimulation
  • Manual therapies to improve motion
  • Stretching exercises to improve flexibility
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Balance activities
  • Work-specific training
  • Home exercise programs
  • Patient and family education