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What is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy, often abbreviated as PT, is a healthcare profession and rehabilitation discipline that involves the assessment, treatment, and management of physical impairments and disabilities. It aims to restore, improve, or maintain an individual's physical function, mobility, and overall well-being. Physical therapists, who are trained and licensed healthcare professionals, work with patients of all ages to help them recover from injuries, surgeries, illnesses, or other conditions that affect their ability to move and perform daily activities. Physical therapy may include a range of interventions, such as therapeutic exercises, manual therapy techniques, modalities, patient education, and preventive measures, all designed to enhance a patient's quality of life and promote their independence.

what to expect:

On your first visit, one of our licensed physical therapists will evaluate you, go over your detailed history, we want to learn where you hurt and how we can get you back to doing what you love. Each treatment session is 1-1 (patient/therapist) for a full 45-minutes

back pain
difficulty moving
balance problems
difficulty walking
loss of mobility
cerebral vascular disease
feet pain that need orthotics

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what do our physical therapists treat?

We will spend much more time with you than your doctor or any other health practitioner does. This is what makes our approach to physical therapy so successful. The knowledge we gain from listening to you at each visit guides us to hone in on why you are in pain or having difficulty with certain movements.

We will set goals with you, such as ‘I want to be able to play on the floor with my grandkids’ or ‘I want to be able to do a triathlon’, or ‘I want to pick up my cup of coffee without pain’. All of our therapists get great joy in helping you accomplish the things that will make your life richer, more active, and pain free.

what our patients are saying!

“I fell off a ladder and broke my collarbone and six ribs. Wendy’s treatments had me pain-free in only three months after the accident. Also, I am regaining my range of motion, with almost no difference from before the accident. I unequivocally recommend Rue and Primavera for all your physical therapy needs.”

george s.

“I came in following a fractured elbow and wrist. I had developed CRPS in my right hand and was unable to turn my hand palm up. I wasn’t sure I would ever regain use of my right arm. I can now turn my arm properly and regained most of the movement in my right hand. I never would have come this far without my providers excellent care. The entire staff has become friends and I will miss coming!” 

Deborah S.

"Fantastic experience! Wendy is so professional yet very personable. She truly listens to your concerns and addresses your needs. When I came to Wendy, after my car accident, I was just out of my wheelchair and began using a walker, progressed to a cane and then began walking independently. She gave me exercises to do at home as well. I have regained my strength and once again feel comfortable walking." 

Deb C.

"My experience at Rue and Primavera with my therapist was excellent. Before my hand surgery, I could not pick up anything and the pain from the carpal tunnel was terrible. Thanks to the OT's, I can do all my normal activities and my favorite crafts. They started out with small movements and massaging to lifting weights and great dexterity with all of my fingers. All were very patient and great to work with."

Terry G.




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