Physical therapy helps individuals return to a more normal, active life as quickly, safely and efficiently as possible. It is an essential element of recovery for those experiencing the problems of temporary or permanent disability, pain and loss of function related to injury or disease, loss of a limb or birth defects. Our physical therapists are specially trained at evaluating physical problems, including those in newborns, and recommending the most appropriate treatment course. They also can help to create overall fitness regimens and develop workplace injury prevention programs.
Physical therapy can help to:
- increase and maintain muscle strength and endurance, as well as increase coordination
- decrease swelling/inflammation of joints, decrease pain and promote optimal health
- restore and increase range of motion in joints
- decrease muscle spasm and spasticity
- regain maximum possible movement, strength and function after stroke, head injury, spinal cord damage, neuropathy or peripheral nerve damage/injury
- promote wound healing, prevent scarring, and maintain normal muscle and joint functions after burns, skill ulcers or pressure sores
- promote rapid return to athletics or work following an injury.
Some highlights of our excellent team and service:
- The wait time is less than three minutes, on average, and the registration
process is streamlined.
- First-time outpatient appointments are available within 24-48 business
hours. Walk-ins are accepted.
- Our five outpatient
facilities make physical therapy as convenient as possible. Our
office staff will any insurance and billing questions you may
- Our patient satisfaction scores for the outpatient centers show that we
are above national norms for quality and other outpatient satisfaction
- St. Joseph’s/Candler physical therapy has more facilities, equipment and experienced staff than any other provider in the region. Because of this, we see more patients than any provider in the region.