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Physical Therapy

A physical therapist provides services aimed at extinguishing, preventing and/or slowing the onset or progression of conditions resulting from injury, disease, or other causes. The physical therapist provides these services to people of allMain Rehabilitation Gym at Schuylkill Rehabilitation Center
ages who have functional conditions resulting from back and neck injuries, sprains/strains and fractures, arthritis, burns, amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, injuries related to work and sports, and others. A physician’s prescription is required for treatment.

The minimum educational requirement is a post-baccalaureate degree from an accredited education program. The majority of programs offer a master's degree, but a growing number of programs offer the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree.

Schuylkill Rehabilitation Center has a large friendly staff of licensed therapists using state-of-the-art equipment as well as manual techniques such as joint mobilization, myofascial release, acupressure, soft tissue mobilization and others to restore function and reduce pain. Our therapists are involved in ongoing advanced education to perform the most up-to-date clinical techniques.

Our Physical Therapy program is devoted to helping a variety of individuals including but not limited to those with:

  • SPORTS INJURIES
  • OSTEOARTHRITIS
  • TOTAL JOINT REPLACEMENTS
  • LOW BACK PAIN
  • NECK PAIN
  • SPRAINS/STRAINS
  • TENDINITIS/BURSITIS
  • FRACTURES
  • CEREBRAL VASCULAR ACCIDENTS (STROKES)
  • HEAD INJURIES
  • SPINAL CORD INJURIES
  • WOUND CARE

Goals are established during and after evaluation by the therapist and the patient as well as other team members including the physician, family etc.

The goals of Physical Therapy are individualized based on the needs of the individual patient and may include:

  • IMPROVE FUNCTION
  • REDUCE PAIN
  • IMPROVE RANGE OF MOTION
  • IMPROVE STRENGTH
  • IMPROVE BALANCE
  • IMPROVE AMBULATION
  • RETURN TO WORK
  • REDUCE SWELLING
  • PATIENT EDUCATION

Our staff of therapists is dedicated to providing quality treatment to all individuals in our program. We provide opportunities for our staff to advance their education through continuing education courses, thus allowing our therapists to learn the most recent information on new treatment and evaluation techniques. McKenzie Certified Therapists are available to treat spine and neck injuries.

For more information on physical therapy visit these websites:

American Physical Therapy Association
Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association