What do physical therapists do?
Physical therapists are licensed health care professionals that help people with orthopedic conditions such as low back pain or osteoporosis; joint and soft tissue injuries such as fractures and dislocations; neurologic conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, or Parkinson's disease; connective tissue injuries such as burns or wounds; cardiopulmonary and circulatory conditions such as congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; and workplace injuries including repetitive stress disorders and sports injuries.
How do I receive Physical Therapy?
After a careful evaluation by your physician, a referral to physical therapy can be made. Your physician will be kept informed of your progress every step of the way until your discharge. If you have a condition that is painful.....JUST ASK YOUR PHYSICIAN FOR A THERAPY REFFERAL. “It’s that simple”
Conditions responsive to physical therapy are numerous. Some of the specific conditions known to respond include:
- Low Back and Neck pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- ACL tears
- Shoulder tendonitis/bursitis
- Ankle Sprain
- Knee Sprains/Strains
- Post-operative Knee/Shoulder and Ankle rehabilitation.
- Weakness from neurologic disorders or osteoporosis.
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Sports injuries
- Osteoarthritis Pain
Careful screening and program development by a physical therapist assures safe participation. Though
aquatic therapy is not recommended for certain medical conditions, the vast majority of people can
participate. Swimming experience is not necessary.
The Centre of Rehabilitation Excellence (CORE) is one of the largest free standing physical therapy clinics in East Texas. CORE specializes in the treatment of a variety conditions including lower back and neck pain, joint pain, post-operative rehabilitation, balance training, industrial rehabilitation, and post-offer testing. With our highly trained staff of doctorally trained physical therapists and orthopedic board certified clinical specialists, we aim to serve your rehabilitation needs.