Physical Therapists Help You Get Moving Again

Movement is crucial to a person’s health, quality of life and independence. It helps reduce the risk of certain chronic conditions and contributes to improved bone health and cognitive function.

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, more than 80% of American adults do not get enough physical activity. 

There are many barriers that can contribute to a lack of physical activity, including lack of time or energy, fear of injury or a chronic condition that limits movement. For some people, the barrier can be pain that makes movement a challenge. Visiting a physical therapist is one step to breaking down those barriers and becoming active.

Physical therapists are movement experts who work to improve quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands-on care and patient education. They help patients manage chronic pain and disease, improve strength, recover from injuries and reduce the risk of injury in the future. Physical therapists also provide a safe and effective alternative treatment to medication, such as opioids, for the management of chronic pain conditions. 

At Hattiesburg Clinic, our physical therapy team strives to provide patients every advantage in their pursuit of a healthier life.

According to Jason D. Helton, PT, DPT, business manager of Hattiesburg Clinic Physical Therapy, being able to work hand-in-hand with a patient’s established health care team is key to treatment success.

“We are strategically set up to provide seamless care to our Hattiesburg Clinic patient population in a variety of ways, most notably through direct communication with other Hattiesburg Clinic providers, which helps the patient before, during and after their physical therapy experience,” Helton said. 

With six physical therapy locations around the Pine Belt, Hattiesburg Clinic is staffed with qualified and compassionate physical therapists and physical therapist assistants who work to achieve optimal patient results.

Kimberly R. Schramm, PT, DPT, ATC, CLT-LANA, a provider with Hattiesburg Clinic Bellevue Physical Therapy, enjoys being able to help patients achieve a better quality of life through education and information.

“My favorite thing about being a physical therapist is being a problem solver,” Schramm said. “I feel like a detective – looking at the patient’s deficits and problems and figuring out the pieces and treatments that will correct the problems.  

Physical therapy services provided at Hattiesburg Clinic include, but are not limited to, injury rehabilitation, gait training, joint mobilization, therapeutic exercises, hand therapy, pelvic floor therapy, lymphedema treatment and more.

“I am exceptionally proud of our rehabilitation team at Hattiesburg Clinic. With our six locations, we are in position and making strides to become the physical therapy provider of choice in the Pine Belt. I have been at the clinic for 22 years, and I am super proud of the impact the Hattiesburg Clinic physical therapy team has made on the patients in the area,” Helton said.

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