What Can Physical Therapy Do for You?

  • A physical therapist can help you improve your quality of life by moving freely again without pain and discomfort and feeling renewed and ready to move on. They can even help you prevent an injury altogether.

  • Because physical therapists receive specialized training in a variety of sciences -- physics, human anatomy, kinesiology (human movement), to name a few -- they understand how the body works and how to get you moving again.

Avoid Surgery:

Pursuing an exercise program designed by a physical therapist can be one of the best protections from injury and surgery. A physical therapist can help you avoid or delay painful, invasive and expensive surgery through a combination of "hands-on" treatment and individualized exercise programs.

Eliminating Pain Without Medication:

No matter what part of your body hurts, a physical therapist can help you alleviate or manage pain without costly medication or other invasive methods. Physical therapists are a great alternative to medication and surgery for musculoskeletal pain. Research shows individuals who receive active physical therapy experience greater improvement in function and decreased pain intensity.

Physical Therapy Facts

  • 84% of physical therapy users refer friends and family to their physical therapist.*

  • 88% of physical therapy users say the care they received was beneficial to helping them return to normal activity, increasing their range of motion, and relieving their pain.*

  • Physical therapist-developed exercise programs can reduce athletes, risk of injury by 41%.**

  • A study found physical therapy helped 92% of patients with low back pain.***

*APTA Consumer Survey, October 2007
**American Journal of Sports Medicine, August 2008
*** Spine, July 2008
Success Stories

I knew I was in good hands from the moment I walked in the door. The atmosphere was inviting and I had immediate connection with my therapist. The staff was not only experienced and knowledgeable, but they were also caring and understanding of my needs.

Tiana Buschmann
Melissa developed a program that was carefully customized for my specific injuries and needs, monitored my progress and revised the program regularly as needed. This is a comfortable, friendly place to get great personalized PT.

David T. Moulton
With the help of Melissa and the gang at the Center for Sports Medicine and a personalized rehabilitation program, created with my specific goals in mind, I now have full strength and confidence for whatever the summer has in store.

Gerry Verdoner
After I ruptured my achilles tendon, Melissa at The Center for Sports Medicine helped me get back on my feet. She was great at making an uncomfortable situation comfortable.

John McCollum
I was told that rehabilitation from shoulder surgery would be a painful, difficult and arduous process. And though it involved a great deal of effort and exertion, working with the folks at The Center of Sports Medicine was an incredibly positive experience.

Jim Steinberg
Being an active sports photographer and recently having to have knee surgery, I'm extremely glad I chose The Center for Sports Medicine. Their dedication and unparalleled skill is second to none.

Larry Pierce
One of the things I like about the Center for Sports Medicine is the sense of camaraderie in the office. The staff is very supportive and worked very hard to get me back in the saddle.

Lee Cox
I just completed seven out of an eight day deep powder ski marathon up at the Steamboat Ski Area.

Scott MacFarland
"For an exhilarating, healing experience be sure to select The Center for Sports Medicine where the very helpful, positive staff will take you through the very energizing paces of hands-on-treatment...

Connie Link
It is our pleasure to send a message of gratitude and thanks to Melissa and everyone at the Center for Sports Medicine. Ken's recovery from hip replacement has gone really well...

Ken and Cheryl Flagg
The Center for Sports Medicine has been a huge part of my active lifestyle. I trust them for my family's rehabilitation and we have all received excellent results, in a fun and friendly environment.

Tracy Colombo
As a long-time grateful patient, I recommend The Center for Sports Medicine.

Judith Lehel
I have gone to many physical therapists in my life and Melissa at the Center for Sports Medicine is by far the best one ever! She actually listens to you and does her magic accordingly. Her facility provides a quiet atmosphere and so much individual attention. Melissa and her staff are all people you want to have in your life as friends. I am almost done (I recovered from total hip replacement so quickly with her help) and will definitely miss going there.

Patricia Randall


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Physical Therapy Facts
  • 84% of physical therapy users refer friends and family to their physical therapist.*

  • 88% of physical therapy users say the care they received was beneficial to helping them return to normal activity, increasing their range of motion, and relieving their pain.*
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    *APTA Consumer Survey, October 2007
    **American Journal of Sports Medicine, August 2008
    *** Spine, July 2008