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Physical Therapy

Returning you to an active and rewarding life

Medicine BallSouthwest General's Physical Therapy program is part of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department. The program is focused on providing a continuum of care that helps patients recover from illness or injury by improving their strength, flexibility and coordination as well as their balance and general mobility.

A Treatment Process Focused on Providing Individualized Therapy

Each patient is unique to us and so, too, are their physical therapy needs. Our team of board-certified physicians, experienced physical therapists and certified sports medicine professionals works diligently to provide care for inpatients and outpatients of any age.  Each patient receives a comprehensive pre-treatment evaluation as well as a customized treament program focusing on his or her individual needs and goals to assure the best possible outcomes.

Physical Therapy For a Wide Range of Conditions
Our goal is to minimize the effects of illness or injury and to help patients achieve the maximum level of function possible. Our physical therapists treat a wdie range of conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Gait and balance issues
  • Arthritis and other joint and soft tissue conditions
  • Lymphedema 
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Scoliosis
  • Back Pain
  • Sports injruies
  • Torticollis
  • Upper extremity and hand issues


For pediatric rehabilitation, our therapists are uniquely trained and experienced in working with children with developmental delays, sports injuries and other conditions that can impact their ability to reach their full potential as they mature.

Treatments Designed for Successful Outcomes

Depending upon each patient's individual needs, Southwest General's physical therapists use a variety of treatment techniques, including:

  • Activities to ease pain and encourage movement
  • Strength training
  • Stretching exercises to help improve muscle flexibility
  • Balance and coordination activities
  • Aquatic (pool) therapy to strengthen muscles
  • Training in the use of adaptive equipment to replace lost function or to help promote independent movement

We Look Forward to Helping You

 A physician's order is required for all services except Sports Medicine services. Outpatient care is offered at several different locations with easy access and convenient, free parking. Locations include:


To learn more about our Physical Therapy Programs, please call 440-816-8010

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