Physical Therapy

physical therapyPhysical therapy is an integral part of treatment for patients with pain and/or movement dysfunction resulting from disability or disease. Through proper evaluation and treatment, physical therapy can minimize pain and disability and maximize functional potential. The physical therapists at The George Washington University Hospital also help promote a healthy life by educating patients on injury prevention and maintaining a personal fitness program.

What conditions benefit from physical therapy?

  • Stroke
  • Brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Guillain Barre´
  • Headache
  • Arthritis
  • Hand/wrist injuries
  • Hip replacement
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Knee replacement
  • Scoliosis
  • Foot/ankle injuries
  • Sprains/strains
  • Whiplash
  • Herniated disc
  • Cervical facet syndrome
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Back pain
  • ALS

Assessment

  • Joint motion
  • Muscle strength and endurance
  • Heart and lung function
  • Balance
  • Sensation
  • Performance of activities of daily living
  • Gait mechanics
  • Posture

Treatment

  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Modalities
  • Manual therapy
  • Activity-specific cardiovascular endurance training
  • Recommendations for assistive devices
  • Body mechanics training
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Outpatient Rehabilitation
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2131 K. Street, NW, Suite 620
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 202-715-5655
Fax: 202-715-5664

To schedule a patient evaluation, please call 202-715-5655.

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