Physical therapy is concerned with the restoration and maintenance of health. The goal of physical therapy is to assist the patient in living a more independent and/or more pain-free life.
Physical therapists are health care professionals who:
Physical therapy services are available at Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin and Adams clinics.
Physical therapists work closely with healthcare providers, who may refer a patient to therapy following surgery, neck and back injuries, stroke, immobilization by splints or casts, or injuries. After a thorough evaluation, the therapist and patient create an individualized treatment and exercise plan.
Treatment is designed to:
Patients take an active role in their recovery by learning how to manage their symptoms and pain, and prevent re-injury. For additional information or to schedule a physical therapy appointment, call 507-434-1999.