University Health Services provides affordable outpatient orthopedic physical therapy services to students by referral from a clinician.
Faculty and staff members also are served if they have a work related injury.
The Physical Therapy unit includes six treatment rooms and a rehabilitation gym. Exercise equipment includes an upper-body ergometer, a treadmill, exercise bicycles, a pulley system, and free weights. Other equipment, such as gymnastic balls and foam rollers, are utilized for stabilization activities. Traditional physical therapy modalities, including electrical stimulation, ultrasound, light and iontophoresis are available.
The physical therapists provide comprehensive evaluation and individualized treatment programs. Our staff has expertise in a variety of specialty areas, including sports medicine, ergonomics, manual therapy and hand therapy.
Treatment in the Physical Therapy unit in Tang Center is limited to 6 to 12 visits, depending on your diagnosis. If further treatment is necessary, referrals to outside physical therapy providers may be offered.
Our treatment philosophy stresses active patient participation through patient education and home exercise. This is of paramount importance for the success of your rehabilitation program. You will be asked, therefore, to do activities on your own to optimize your rehabilitation.
These could include exercises, stretches, ergonomic modifications and ice or heat applications. As therapeutic exercise is often a component of physical therapy, please be prepared to actively participate in your treatment.
Conditions Treated by Physical Therapy
- Back and neck pain
- Shoulder sprains and strains
- Knee sprains and strains
- Patellofemoral pain
- Ankle sprains
- Foot injuries
- Postural dysfunction
- Post-surgical rehabilitation
- Sports-related injuries
- Work-related injuries
- Hand injuries