What is
Physical Therapy?

Physical Therapy is the treatment or management of physical disability, movement, malfunction, or pain by exercise, soft tissue/joint mobilization, hands-on techniques, etc., without the use of medicine or surgery.

Our physical therapy services includes therapeutic exercises, manual therapy, therapeutic activities, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, iontophoresis, in order to increase range of motion, flexibility, strength, functional ability and to obtain proper stabilization of all joints; instructions in body mechanics, ergonomics, and education training for optimizing safety awareness and injury prevention.ue posuere.

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Sports medicine

Sports medicine rehabilitation is a general term that deals with the prevention, rehabilitation, and treatment of injuries that occur during sport or exercise activities. At KHPT we have licensed Physical and Occupational therapists who are dedicated to helping individuals make a full recovery and return back to sport better than before. Our therapists’ design comprehensive treatment programs based on individual needs. This includes, restoring function, decreasing pain and swelling, improving strength and flexibility, providing education on how to avoid injury in the future, and returning athletes to sport.

At KHPT we provide treatment for many sport related injuries including:

  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Rotator cuff tears, Labral tears,
  • Knee injuries
  • ACL, MCL, LCL, PCL, and patellofemoral injuries
  • Ankle and foot injuries
  • Wrist, hand, and elbow injuries
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Muscle strains, ligament sprains, and fractures
A Kendall Hand and Physical Therapist Associate helping a woman stretch.


At KHPT we pride ourselves on being leading health care providers for the adolescent population. Throughout these early years, growing bodies have varying internal and external factors that can heavily affect the rehab process. From growth plates to population specific pathologies (i.e. Sever’s Disease, Osgood Schlatter, etc), our rehab team is well equipped to properly diagnose and effectively treat adolescents. Our team has consistently worked with local high schools, soccer, volleyball, and baseball academies to become the go-to providers for this population. Apart from having Doctorate level education backgrounds, our team at KHPT is well-versed on many of the sport specific demands these young athletes need in order to return to sport and prior level of activity.

Therapist Helping a rehabbing guest stretch his torso.

Hand and Upper quadrant Therapy Services

The intricate anatomy of the arm and hand frequently requires very delicate surgery, often with microscopic techniques. The technical complexity of these kinds of surgeries necessitates a higher level of competence by therapists with advanced skills in the upper quarter rehabilitation during postoperative recovery. Therapists must be knowledgeable about these advanced surgical techniques and postoperative therapy programs to become CHTs. They must also remain current with changes in hand and therapy practice. (Hand Therapy Certification Commission)

Our private practice outpatient rehabilitation clinic specializes in the upper extremity. The Certified Hand Therapists (CHT) we have on staff have undergone additional rigorous education and training to the best address complex injuries of the upper extremity. All our therapists are able to treat a broad spectrum of orthopedic conditions and tailor a specific program to address Hand to Shoulder pathologies including Pre/Post-operative Fractures, Tendon & Nerve Injuries, Rotator Cuff injuries as well as Osteo/Rheumatoid Arthritis. Our other specialty services include Manual Lymph Drainage, Ergonomic Assessments, Pre-Work Screenings as well as custom orthotic fabrication. Our staff is able to fabricate custom Static, Static Progressive, Dynamic Orthoses as well as Upper Extremity Fracture braces.

Dr. James Jackson analyzing a woman's injured hand.

Mckenzie Approach

This is an exercise based approach for mechanical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions including sciatica, low back pain, cervical pain, as well as radiating symptoms of numbness, tingling or pain into the arms and legs. This approach was developed by Robin Mckenzie to determine pain that is a result of mechanical involvement and targets movement patterns of the body to help restore normal unrestricted movements. Patients are taught how to observe their own movement patterns and ultimately be able to recognize the pain that is mechanical in origin and treat themselves.

Therapist helps a man rehab his lower back


Dance rehabilitation physical therapy begins with an integrative bio-mechanical analysis of your body to determine the cause of your injury. We will assess your overall level of conditioning and focus our treatment on healing the specific weak or injured body part.We believe that successful treatment is the result of consistency, so our model is designed to foster this concept. Typically, you will work with the same physical therapist throughout your rehabilitation. This partnership will help you achieve your goals, ensuring your progress is closely monitored and quickly address any issues or concerns to keep your recovery on track.

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