What is Physical Therapy?
of Physical Therapy is devoted to working with patients to rehabilitate
and prevent movement dysfunction or disability caused by illness,
injury or other causes. In addition, licensed therapists work with
patients to relieve pain, promote healing, and restore functional
abilities, to enable them to adjust to any temporary or permanent
Who is qualified to provide physical therapy?
are the only professionals who provide physical therapy evaluations and
interventions. Pennsylvania requires physical therapists to be licensed
by the state.
Physical therapist assistants
provide physical therapy intervention under the direction and
supervision of a physical therapist. Pennsylvania requires physical
therapist assistants to be licensed by the state.
Who benefits from physical therapy?
Physical therapy can benefit people of all ages.
Our services are tailored for those who are experiencing pain or difficulty due to:
- Balance Disorders
- Joint replacements or surgery
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Muscle or joint sprains or strains
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Neurological conditions
- Parkinson's disease
- Stroke or head injury
- Sports Injuries
- Work related injuries
- Wounds or burns
What does Physical Therapy involve?
Your care begins with an in-depth assessment of your condition. Your
licensed physical therapist then develops a customized treatment
program that is directed toward making meaningful, practical and
sustained changes in your ability to function. Goals for therapy are
developed with you and are focused toward maximizing functional
independence, preventing further movement/function problems and
Treatment Program: To assist you in achieving your individual goals, we offer a wide variety of skilled physical therapy interventions including:
Therapeutic exercise: including a full compliment of exercise equipment.
Functional training: mobility skills required for independence in every day living
Education: understanding your condition, treatment and how to care for yourself
Prescription and application of devices and equipment: to aid or support functional mobility.
Other interventions: may be used to improve motion, promote healing and reduce pain:
- Manual therapy
- Heat and cold modalities
Why choose the Good Samaritan for your therapy needs?
- Continuity of Care -
At Good Samaritan, you are not "shuffled" from therapist to therapist with
each visit. We make every effort to schedule your care with your
original therapy team.
- Customer Satisfaction -
comments from our clients regarding our staff...."..positive and upbeat
and pass that attitude on to the patients." "..you feel like an
individual, not just another patient." "They do a wonderful job and are
always caring and professional...You do not find this very often."
- Positive Outcomes - we have a high success rate in helping clients achieve their goals
- Continuum of Care - we offer services to match your needs from hospitalization to outpatient care.