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Physical Therapy

Physical therapy focuses on returning people to their daily work and leisure activities after an injury or surgery. Therapists are committed to doing a thorough evaluation on each person and treating the individual rather than the condition. In addition, patients receive instruction for home exercise programs individually designed to help further their recovery and continue long-term management.

Therapists at Texas Health Arlington Memorial
Hospital use RealEyes goggles to help
patients with vertigo and balance disorders

Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital has a number of outpatient physical therapy programs for different types of injuries, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Back and neck problems
  • Balance disorders
  • Cumulative trauma disorders
  • Deconditioning
  • Gait problems
  • Joint problems
  • Joint replacements
  • Myofascial pain
  • Neurological problems
  • Post-surgical problems
  • Sports injuries
  • Strains and sprains
  • Wounds
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation

Dizzy? Texas Health Arlington Memorial physical therapists are experienced and able to treat individuals with conditions ranging from general dizziness to benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. The hospital also has equipment to test for and assess nystagmus, an abnormal rhythmic eye movement, which can give insight into vestibular problems. Many times the effects of dizziness can be lessened or eliminated by exercises and a series of positional changes.

Physical therapists are experienced in treating a full spectrum of injuries. From the weekend warrior with an ankle sprain to the person recovering from a total knee replacement, Texas Health Arlington Memorial has the staff and equipment to put patients on the road to recovery. Therapists also treat novice, high school and college athletes working toward re-entry into sports activities. They create individualized rehabilitation programs to optimize the athletes performance in their specific event.

Back and Neck Pain
Most people experience back or neck pain at some time in their lives. Many individuals are able to control or relieve their pain with exercise and posture correction. Our physical therapists provide a spectrum of care from patient-generated activities to hands-on techniques such as joint manipulation and myofascial release. Therapists are trained to quickly determine if a patient will respond to physical therapy or if he or she will need further medical management.

Pediatric Physical Therapy
Pediatric physical therapy provides specialized care addressing gross motor skills, developmental play and parent education. Therapists use a variety of evaluation tools to provide optimal therapy for each child. Texas Health Arlington Memorial has several different treatment rooms geared towards pediatrics with many different toys and activity stations and strives to provide individual care to all patients and their families.

We can help if your child:

  • Was premature at birth
  • Has gross motor delays
  • Has orthopedic involvement
  • Has Down Syndrome or other genetic disorders

Developmental Milestones based on H.E.L.P. (Hawaii Early Learning Profile)

  • 0-2 months: Lifts head when held at shoulders
  • 3-5 months: Rolls tummy to back and sits with support
  • 5-8 months: Rolls back to tummy and sits without support but may use hands
  • 6-10 months: Sits without assistance and pulls to standing at furniture
  • 9-11 months: Crawls on hands and knees and walks holding on to furniture
  • 11-15 months: Walks without support

If you have concerns about your child's development, talk with your doctor and ask if physical therapy may be beneficial.

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