Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is a critical part of treatment for many patients who have experienced conditions such as injury, amputation, arthritis, stroke and more. It helps with improved movement, general function and pain relief. It can also help to prevent further disability or re-injury. In some cases, people can receive physical therapy to prevent the loss of mobility before it starts, with fitness and wellness programs that result in healthier and more active lifestyles.

Physical therapy services are provided by a staff of licensed physical therapists and assistants. Physical therapists can have a bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree in physical therapy. They are vital members of a patient’s health care team, and they serve all age groups. Patients may receive treatment in a variety of settings, including hospitals, outpatient clinics, private practices, home health facilities and more.

Physical therapists conduct a thorough review of each patient’s medical condition and physical and functional abilities. Based on their assessment, they then develop an individualized rehabilitation plan, including specific goals, treatments and expected outcomes. They closely monitor and evaluate a patient’s progress, modifying plans and trying new techniques as needed.

Physical therapy often involves specialized exercises, assistive devices (like canes, crutches, wheelchairs or walkers) and special care for joints, muscles and soft tissue.

At Vidant Health, our physical therapy programs are designed to make the most of your abilities and to improve your quality of life. We help patients reach their maximum potential while learning to live within the limits of their capabilities. And we include patients and their family members in the treatment process.

Some of our specialized therapy programs and services include:




•Spinal cord injury

•Stroke/brain injury


•Wound care




Technologies for Physical Therapy

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What to Expect for Physical Therapy

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Side Effects and Risk Factors for Physical Therapy

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Education and Resources for Physical Therapy

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