Physical Therapy

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UT Southwestern Medical Center provides exceptional and compassionate physical therapy services with specialized rehabilitation programs designed for each patient’s unique condition.

Our physical therapy programs are widely recognized as national leaders in providing the most evidence-based therapies available for a variety of conditions.

Effective Physical Therapy for a Better Future

We offer personalized physical therapy services to address your specific needs to help you live at an optimal level.

Our physical therapists have enhanced education/certifications in many different areas and are readily available to treat any condition to ensure the best outcomes.

Patients can also be treated by our Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation service.

Specialty Services

Our specialty physical therapy services are in:

Orthopaedic Rehabilitation

Orthopaedic rehabilitation addresses conditions of the musculoskeletal system, including joints, tendons, ligaments, and bones.

Our orthopaedic specialists will guide patients through their journey, whether it is surgical or nonoperative, as we help them return to activities they enjoy. We educate patients on proper posture, lifting mechanics, and activity modifications as needed on a case-by-case basis.

We treat orthopaedic conditions such as:

  • Acute and chronic pain
  • Acute injuries
  • Back and neck pain
  • Debility
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • General strengthening and deconditioning
  • Hypermobility
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Pre- and post-surgical complications
  • Scoliosis
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Total/partial joint replacements
  • Work-related injuries

Neurologic Rehabilitation

Our neurologic rehabilitation program delivers individualized care for patients with diseases or injury to the nervous system. The goal of our neuro rehab team is to help patients return to the highest level of function and independence with daily activities.

We treat neurologic conditions such as:

  • Amputations
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Ataxia
  • Balance disorders and falls
  • Debility
  • Functional neurological disorders
  • Gait impairments and assistive device assessment
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome (GB Syndrome)
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-concussion syndrome
  • Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)
  • Primary lateral sclerosis (PLS)
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury

Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Our cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program identifies deficits, reduces risk factors, and improves overall health after a cardiopulmonary diagnosis. The goal of our cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program is to help patients return to the highest level of function and independence with daily activities.

We treat cardiopulmonary conditions such as:

  • Asthma
  • Cardiac stent or angioplasty
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD)
  • Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)
  • COVID recovery
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Dyspnea
  • Heart attack
  • Heart transplant
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Kidney transplant
  • Liver transplant
  • Lung transplant
  • Pulmonary hypertension

Oncology Rehabilitation

Cancer treatments ­­– including chemotherapy, radiation, hormonal therapy, and surgery – can cause several side effects that can impact patients’ activities of daily living, cognition, and functional mobility. Our oncology rehabilitation therapy experts can help patients through the journey of cancer treatment and survivorship. Our team of experts includes physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and neuropsychologists.

We treat conditions such as:

  • Balance and sensory deficits
  • Cancer-related fatigue
  • Cancer-related pain
  • Chemo-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN)
  • Deconditioning
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Lymphedema
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Radiation fibrosis
  • Scar tissue
  • Trismus

Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

Pelvic rehabilitation addresses conditions related to the functioning of muscles of the pelvic floor. Our goal is to reduce pain and improve patients’ function, independence, and quality of life.

We treat pelvic floor conditions such as:

  • Constipation
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Fecal urgency
  • Pain with intercourse, tampon use, or pelvic exam
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pre/post-prostatectomy rehab
  • Pregnancy and postpartum rehabilitation
  • Prolapse symptoms
  • Urinary frequency
  • Urinary hesitancy
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Urinary retention
  • Urinary urgency

Specialist and Therapist Certifications We Offer

  • Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)
  • Certified Manual Physical Therapist (CMPT)
  • Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (McKenzie Method Certified)
  • Sports Certified Specialist (SCS)
  • Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist (CCS)
  • Neurologic Clinical Specialist (NCS)
  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT)
  • Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist (CSRS)
  • Vestibular Therapy
  • Hand Therapy
  • Certified Dry Needling Specialist (Certified DN)
  • LSVT BIG Certified (Physical therapy for Parkinson’s Disease)
  • Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy (APTA CAPP Pelvic)
  • Pelvic Rehab Practitioner Certification (PRPC)

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