Hattiesburg Clinic Physical Therapy
Hattiesburg Clinic Physical Therapy is committed to providing individual treatment programs to promote optimal health and function for patients of all ages. Our services are available at locations throughout South Mississippi and are staffed with dedicated physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. We also offer occupational therapy services at our main clinic for individuals who need rehabilitation following a work injury.
What is a Physical Therapist?
A physical therapist is a “movement expert,” according to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). A physical therapist specializes in optimizing their patients’ quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands-on care and patient education.
A physical therapist’s education requires advanced degrees, which now includes a clinical doctorate. Their services are utilized in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, outpatient clinics, home health, sports teams, pediatrics, etc.
How Can a Physical Therapist Help Me?
Physical therapists are specially trained and certified to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries.
Some of the things they can help with include:
- Back pain
- Post-orthopaedic surgery
- Neurological conditions
- Women’s health
- Wellness and prevention
Physical Therapy Services
Our dedicated team of rehabilitation specialists uses a wide range of treatment options. Each treatment plan is based on the patient’s specific needs.
- Therapeutic exercises
- Gait training
- Activities of daily living
- Functional capacity evaluations
- Joint mobilization
- Powered mobility device evaluations
- Training of prosthesis or assistive devices
- Custom splint fabrication
- Work conditioning
- Sports injury rehabilitation
- Intra-muscular dry needling
- Lymphedema therapy
Modalities such as ultrasound, traction, electrotherapies and cryotherapy may also be applied during the treatment program.
Work-related Therapy and Rehabilitation
We offer occupational and physical therapy to rehabilitate individuals with work-related injuries.
Our treatment programs are customized to benefit workers at all levels – from desk positions to manual laborers. We provide each individual with a thorough evaluation and treatment plan that is designed to meet the needs of their job role.
A work-related treatment plan may include:
- Education and instruction on proper body mechanics, job-related lifting, and work conditioning
- Pre-placement screening
- Coordinated acute or chronic injury management
- Progressive strategies for returning to work
- Functional capacity evaluations to ensure the individual is able to perform essential functions and duties of their job