Physical Therapy

About Physical Therapists

The Physical Therapists at TPTC apply research and proven techniques to help people get back in motion. All physical therapists are required to receive a graduate degree from an accredited physical therapist program and successfully pass the national licensure examination, which allows them to practice. State licensure is required in each state in which a physical therapist practices. In addition, many of our physical therapists are credentialed in the McKenzie Method for the treatment of back and neck pain. We also have therapists who are certified orthopedic specialists and certified hand therapists.

Our physical therapists diagnose and treat people of all ages. We consult and practice with other health professionals to help you improve your mobility.  In West Virginia you can make an appointment with a physical therapist directly without a physician referral. However, be sure to check with your health insurance plan to see if physical therapy services are covered without a physician referral.  We are an integrated part of the medical term in the assessment, treatment and prevention of a variety of injuries and conditions such as:

  • Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis) 
  • Occupational & Sports Injuries   
  • Sprained Ankles
  • Gait & Balance Disorders
  • Dysfunctional Loss of Mobility
  • Ligament and Meniscal Tears
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Low Back & Neck Pain
  • Cervical Headaches
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders
  • Foot Pain & Plantar Fasciitis  
  • Tendonitis, Arthritis & Bursitis
  • Wound Care
  • Numerous Hand Conditions
  • Post-Fracture Care

What to Expect from a Physical Therapist

Blending science and inspiration, our physical therapists will teach you how to prevent or manage a health condition and help motivate you during your treatment so you can function optimally. The physical therapists at TPTC will examine you and develop a plan of care using a variety of treatment techniques that help you move, reduce pain, restore function and prevent disability.

Our physical therapists work in a team-oriented fashion with physical therapist assistants (PTAs). Our PTAs are educated and licensed clinicians working under the directions and supervision of the physical therapists for components of your care.

Preparing for your Visit with Us

Physical therapists examine, evaluate and treat patients whose conditions limit their ability to move and function in daily life. Your physical therapist’s overall goal is to maintain, restore, or improve your mobility and help reduce your pain. 

At TPTC we will continually recheck your progress and work with you to plan for your discharge from physical therapy when you are ready.

You should feel comfortable asking your therapist any questions regarding your course of care including specifics regarding interventions and expectations.

We welcome you to Teays Physical Therapy Center. We strive to provide you excellent rehabilitation services in a friendly, family-oriented environment in our St. Albans and Hurricane facilities.