What is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy restores optimal function by minimizing physical impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities related to congenital and acquired conditions. Physical therapists help people maintain their health (preventing future deterioration or illness) and make environmental adaptations that enable people to function independently. The physical therapy experts at Walker Physical Therapy and Pain center are also pain relief experts. Our physical therapist help you rehabilitate after injuries, relieve pain, and help you live, work, and play again.

Everyone of all ages, from newborn to the very old, has the need to move and function. Physical therapists can work with anyone, anytime during their life span. Our physical therapist specialize in teens, adult, and geriatric physical therapy. We see children from time to time if they may benefit from our expertise or we refer them to an appropriate physical therapist who can better suit their needs. Physical therapist are experts in how the body moves and works. Sometimes, it is often thought that physical therapists only treat people who are ill or cannot move, but that is simply not true. We can help anyone who is in pain or suffering from an injury. We also promote healthy lifestyles and wellness and teach people how to prevent injuries and loss of movement.

All physical therapists must graduate from college. They must pass a state licensing exam. Many physical therapists have a master’s or even a clinical doctorate degree. Every physical therapist at Walker Physical Therapy & Pain Center has a clinical doctorate degree. Some physical therapists may be certified in a special area such as orthopedic or geriatric physical therapy. Once licensed, they may work anywhere including schools, sports centers, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, private offices, and patients’ homes. Walker Physical Therapy & Pain Center is a private clinic.

A physical therapist has different ways of treating people. The most well known is exercise to help a person who has had surgery or an injury. They may also manipulate or move a joint, massage a muscle, or apply additional therapies, such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, hot packs, and ice. Our physical therapists are trained in a variety of different ways to treat patients and we also have the ML830 Laser for pain relief!

Frequently Asked Questions and More Information

A person needs physical therapy anytime they have a problem, pain, or injury that keeps them from doing their daily living activities. Some of the most common reasons for a person to see a physical therapist include:

  • low back pain
  • neck pain
  • shoulder pain
  • knee pain
  • foot and ankle pain
  • wrist and hand pain
  • TMJ or jaw pain
  • fibromyalgia
  • arthritis
  • headaches
  • heart and stroke rehabilitation
  • balance problems/fall prevention
  • before and after pregnancy
  • urinary incontinence
  • fitness and wellness education
  • sports injury and sports enhancement

Health insurance covers most forms of physical therapy. We are contracted with over 95% of all PPO’s, Medicare, and Worker’s Comp. We also work with motor vehicle insurance companies and accept liens. For the benefit of our patient, no interest payment plans are available for patients with high deducible, high coinsurance, and high co-pays.

Walker Physical Therapy & Pain Center Insurance & Cost Information