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Physical Therapy

Why is Physical Therapy Important?

During their treatment, patients work with their physical therapist to develop a plan that promotes movement, reduces pain, restores function, and prevents disability.

Who Benefits From Physical Therapy?

Physical Therapy is beneficial for people of all activity levels and diagnoses. We can treat children, adults, athletes, those recovering from surgery, and people dealing with sudden or chronic pain, disease, disability, or injuries.

Injuries and Conditions That Physical Therapy Treats:

Physical Therapist Working With Knee Pai

How Physical Therapy Works

Treatment plans vary tremendously based on a person’s condition, symptoms, and goals. Your first visit will include an evaluation where the physical therapist will examine your ability to move, your posture, mobility, flexibility, strength, sensation, and balance. We develop a treatment plan with your goals in mind so you can get back to the activities you love.

Types of Treatment:

Therapeutic Exercises & Activities

  • Neuromuscular reeducation

  • Aquatics

  • Gait

  • Postural

  • Balance

  • Mobility

  • Strength

  • Agility

  • Endurance

  • Sports-specific exercise 

Manual Therapy

  • Soft tissue mobilization such as myofascial release

  • Massage

  • Cupping and Graston techniques

  • Joint mobilization and manipulation 

Additional Treatment Options

  • Trigger point dry needling

  • Taping

  • Bracing

  • Splinting

  • Various Modalities


Do I Need a Referral to See a Physical Therapist?

You do not need a referral to see a physical therapist. However, some insurance plans may require this. Please click here or call 401.726.7100 to learn if your insurance company has specific requirements.


Where Can I Get Physical Therapy in Rhode Island and Massachusetts?

Call Performance Physical Therapy at 401.726.7100 to schedule a free 15-minute consultation with a physical therapist or request an appointment at one of our clinics in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts.

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