Therapy

Our physical and occupational therapy team consists of our physical therapists, Chelsea Dobbins, P.T., D.P.T., C.D.N.S., and Chelsea Gauthier, P.T., D.P.T., our occupational therapist, Sarah Gilchrist, O.T., C.H.T., and our physical therapy assistants, Rebekah Bryant, P.T.A., Shea Harland, P.T.A., and Doug Mitchell, P.T.A. Together, they work as a team to provide you with the specialized therapy you deserve and need to get back to living the life you love.

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What Is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is a treatment option that helps improve or restore mobility, range of motion, and fitness level in addition to providing pain relief. It is often recommended for patients who have a health problem that affects their mobility or their ability to complete everyday tasks.

The overall goal of physical therapy is to make daily tasks and activities easier to do. For example, physical therapy can be used to help with walking, getting in and out of bed, and going up and down the stairs. It can also be used to help with recovery following orthopedic surgery.

What Is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy is another type of nonsurgical treatment. However, while physical therapy focuses on improving mobility and function, occupational therapy focuses on helping patients perform daily tasks or participate in activities more easily. It is often recommended for patients with pain or an injury that makes their job harder, affects their independence, or keeps them from enjoying the activities they love.

The goal of occupational therapy is to help patients resume their daily activities, recover lost skills, and find adaptive techniques that allow them to regain independence or participate in activities.

What Should You Wear to Your Appointment?

In order to best serve you and treat your injury, we recommend that you wear clothes that are comfortable and allow you to move, such as workout pants, shorts, T-shirts, or tank tops. If needed, we do have gowns available for use when doing certain therapies.

Appointment Time

Your appointment time is reserved just for you. If you cannot make your appointment, please call our physical and occupational therapy department directly at (205) 228-7631 to cancel and/or reschedule your appointment. Additionally, for your convenience, we can schedule your entire treatment plan’s appointments for you at one time. Depending upon availability, we can usually give you the same time every visit.

To learn more about our physical or occupational therapy services, please call (205) 228-7631 or request an appointment online.