Physical Therapy Services
North Texas Medical Center, located in Gainesville, Texas, serves Gainesville and surrounding areas. We are a full-service 24/7, level four trauma center. We have nine different specialty departments, including physical, occupational, and speech therapy. If you require these therapies in our award-winning hospital, please give us a call. The following explains a bit more about our therapy services.
Improve your quality of life
Physical therapy focuses on maintaining, restoring, and improving movement, activity, and health, enabling individuals of all ages to have optimal functioning and quality of life. Physical therapy has been associated with decreasing a patient’s risk for injury and potentially eliminating the need for surgery.
NTMC physical therapists specialize in:
- Orthopedic rehabilitation including: sports related injuries, musculoskeletal injuries, orthopedic surgeries, neck and back conditions, walking abnormalities, tendonitis, muscle weakness, joint stiffness, joint replacements, joint instabilities, postural imbalances/dysfunctions, nerve impingements, muscle spasms, joint pain, muscle pain, rotator cuff repairs and tears, acute and chronic pain, brachial plexus injuries and surgeries, nerve and muscle transfers, and corrective musculoskeletal surgeries;
- Neurological rehabilitation including: stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injury, balance disorders, and head injury.
- Vestibular therapy
- Sports medicine
- Pain management
- Spinal rehabilitation
- Orthotics and prosthetics training
Vestibular Therapy and Vestibular Rehabilitation
We offer specialized physical therapy to treat vestibular symptoms. This disorder is known as dizziness or vertigo. Dizziness and vertigo can cause balance issues and affects your posture and vision. When dizziness is a common occurrence, it causes secondary problems like lack of concentration, nausea, fatigue, anxiety, and depression. Dealing with this every day decreases your quality and zest for life. We find that patients suffering from this disorder become self-isolated, have decreased mobility, and decreased ability to perform daily living activities. This vestibular disorder eventually causes muscle weakness, decreased social and occupational training, decreased flexibility in joints, and loss of strength. As part of your plan of care, we will first diagnose the cause of your vestibular issue, so that we can provide you with the ideal treatment or therapy option, as there are a wide range of options available for vestibular issues.
Aspiring athletes look for healthy, natural ways to improve their performance. An athlete is bound to become injured at some point in their career. Thus, sports medicine is a field of therapy that is in demand, treating injured athletes. However, sports medicine specialists treat a wide range of people, not just aspiring athletes. Our sports medicine department attends to the following groups of patients.
- Armature athletes who desire better results from their set exercise program
- Injured athletes working to regain full function and flexibility
- Athletes with disabilities trying to increase and improve their mobility and capability.
Sports medicine demands these professionals have a devout interest in helping athletes regain movement and mobility. Working in this field of medicine requires you to earn an advanced degree and certification, which seals a gratifying career.
Pain can be caused by a wide variety of reasons that are minor or major. It takes the skill of a pain doctor to determine the real underlying cause of your chronic pain. When this happens, your doctor uses their extensive and specialized training and the latest techniques to find what therapy works the best for your diagnosis. Any therapy is a form of natural methods used in conjunction with conventional medicine. Pain control doctors utilize over 20 different traditional and alternative approaches to eliminate or decrease pain.
- Spinal Rehabilitation
- Traumatic and non-traumatic spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord tumors
- Guillain-Barre Syndrome
- MS and more
Orthotics are special inserts specifically prescribed for your feet and your shoes. Orthotics treat back problems, leg and foot issues proving effective in reducing pain and showing a high rate of approval. The orthosis, a medical clinician, fills the prescription, designs, makes, and manages your orthotics to modify the function and structure of your skeletal and neuromuscular systems.
Prosthetics therapy begins at least five days post-op amputation, whether you are wearing a prosthesis or not. The purpose is to help you regain independence in all aspects of daily living. There are many individualized goals and may include some following interventions.
- Achieve the highest level of independence by increasing flexibility, function, range of motions, and mobility, muscle strength, and setting personal goals
- Addresses coping abilities with psychological status
- Gait analysis and training, balance, trunk control, learn how to shift weight and utilize the center of gravity.
- Creating a rehabilitation program
- Monitors progress and much more
North Texas Medical Center, located in Gainesville, Texas, serves Gainesville and surrounding areas. We are a full-service 24/7, level four trauma center. We have nine different specialty departments, including an extensive therapy program. If you require these therapies in our award-winning hospital, please contact us today. The following explains a bit more about our therapy services.
1900 Hospital Blvd
Gainesville, TX 76240
Hours of operation:
Monday: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.