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Physical Therapy at UPMC Rehabilitation Institute

Physical therapists at UPMC Rehabilitation Institute evaluate people with a variety of orthopaedic and neurologic conditions.

What Is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is a form of rehabilitation that incorporates a variety of exercises and treatments to bring you back to optimal health.

Your ability to perform daily tasks at the highest level of function is important to us. Whether you find movement constrained due to injury, health problems, or recent surgery, physical therapy seeks to restore you to full functional capacity.

Our physical therapists work with individuals to prevent mobility loss by developing fitness and wellness programs for healthier and more active lifestyles. Physical therapists evaluate patients with a wide range of orthopaedic and neurologic conditions including but not limited to:

Goals of Physical Therapy

Participation in a physical therapy program improves your overall health and well-being. Based upon your individual challenges, therapists work to design a specific program to meet your goals. At UPMC Rehabilitation Institute, our physical therapy goals often aim to:

  • Restore physical function and movement
  • Decrease pain
  • Prevent future injury or re-injury
  • Increase strength, endurance, and flexibility
  • Learn self-management skills

Read more about the experiences of patients who received physical therapy.

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