What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy (PT) helps people relearn movement, restore mobility, and improve strength and balance. Therapies improve the ability to walk independently, perform other physical activities, relieve pain, and increase overall fitness.

Why choose UCHealth for physical therapy?

At UCHealth, expert physical therapists (PTs) partner with you to design a treatment program fitted to your health needs, your personality, and your abilities. We’re committed to helping you live fully and well.

Conditions we treat
  • Arthritis
  • Back and spine pain and disorders affecting:
    • Cervical (spine)
    • Thoracic (chest)
    • Lumbar (back)
    • Sacroiliac (low back and pelvis)
    • Coccyx (tailbone)
  • Burns
  • Chronic pain
  • Headaches
  • Musculoskeletal injuries such as fractures and torn ligaments
  • Neurologic conditions
    • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
    • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
    • Muscular Dystrophy
    • Parkinson’s Disease
    • Others (stroke, etc.)
  • Pelvic health (male and female)
  • Post-surgical
  • Sports injuries
  • TMJ (Temporomandibular joint dysfunction, a jaw dysfunction)
Specialized physical therapy services

Aquatic therapy

Uses the benefits of water to help recover from injuries and reduce pain and weakness related to, for example, stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS), arthritis, or chronic neck and back conditions.

Balance and vestibular rehabilitation

Provides balance retraining for people with balance and dizziness problems using technology to measure balance levels and improvements over time.

Bariatric fitness

Creates personalized exercise programs to meet the specific needs of obese patients and patients who have undergone weight loss surgery.

Dry needling

Certified therapists place a needle into muscle trigger points to cause a release, which helps decrease muscle tightness and symptoms.

EDS (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome) and Joint Hypermobility Clinic

Your skilled therapists work to improve stability, balance, dizziness and most of all, pain that you experience with everyday tasks. We can utilize aquatics, balance activities, and many other techniques to improve your quality of life.

Gait dysfunction and running analysis

Improves gait (walking) ability and mechanics through the use of strengthening machines and 3-D video analysis.

Lower extremity amputation therapy

Provides therapy for recovery from lower extremity (leg, foot) amputations and training with use of prosthetics (artificial limbs). A monthly consultation is available with a board-certified physical medicine doctor and your physical and occupational therapists.

Lymphedema therapy

Management of severe swelling in the arms and legs (lymphedema) or other areas of the body with manual lymph drainage and low-stretch compression bandaging techniques.

Neurologic dysfunction therapy

Assists with recovery and maximizing ability for patients with neurologic conditions such as multiple sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s disease. Neuro Day Program also available.

Oncology rehabilitation

Reduces side effects related to cancer and cancer treatments, such as muscle or joint pain, joint stiffness, fatigue, issues with talking or swallowing, bowel and bladder problems, women’s sexual dysfunction and pelvic pain, memory problems, and balance. Helps to improve the quality of life for a person with cancer, both during and after treatment.

Orthotic fitting

Provides temporary orthotics and fitting for custom orthotics.

Orthopedic therapy and spine therapy

Treats all joints and related injuries or dysfunctions. Uses exercise and body movement training as therapy for spine pain and disorders.

Wellness, conditioning and sports-related therapy

Helps improve strength and conditioning through fitness, massage, Pilates, and yoga. Seasonal clinics help you condition for specific sports, such as skiing or biking. We offer therapy for sports-related injuries and access to comprehensive sports medicine services. Certain locations also have cash-based classes open to the public (yoga, Pilates, core, tai chi, water exercise).

Wound treatment

Assists in the healing of wounds.

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