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Physical Therapy

The goal of physical therapy is to evaluate and treat orthopedic issues to help you fully recover from an illness or injury. Therapeutic exercise and other interventions focus on alleviating pain and improving posture, strength, endurance, balance, and coordination and joint mobility.

Physical therapy can be used to help a number of conditions:

Therapeutic exercises may include:

  • Balance and proprioception training
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Gait training
  • Massage therapy
  • Sports therapy
  • Stretching
  • Ultrasound
  • Warm water therapy

Inpatient & Acute Care

Physical therapists work to alleviate pain or regain previous levels of functioning. Physical therapy can begin during hospitalization following surgery.

Pediatric Care

Pediatric physical therapists specialize in the rehabilitation and strengthening needs of young children, including conditions such as delayed crawling or walking, autism and torticollis. Therapy can help with:

  • Mobility concerns and motor planning
  • Muscle tone and spasticity
  • Neurodevelopmental treatment

Trusted Therapy Patient Outcomes

Avera Therapy providers rank in the top 20% worldwide for how much and how quickly our patients improve with:

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98% of Avera Therapy patients report an "Overall Satisfaction Rank."

Rankings provided by Focus On® Therapeutic Outcomes, Inc. (FOTO)

  • World’s largest and most reliable therapy database with over 4,700 clinics participating
  • Gold standard for measuring patient satisfaction and quality outcomes
  • Trusted source for therapy professionals and patients worldwide

Return to the Life You Love

Take advantage of therapy and rehabilitation services to help you or your loved ones regain skills, recover from injury, return to function, learn effective coping methods and live your best possible life. To learn more, find an Avera location near you.

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