What is Physical Therapy?

Southeastern Physical Therapy Western North CarolinaThere are occasions where a doctor might prescribe Physical Therapy. Say you’ve had an injury or been sick and things you used to do regularly have now become more difficult. A Physical Therapist (or PT), is a doctor that specializes in getting you back in the game, whether it’s an actual sport, beloved past time or just a daily task.

Physical Therapy is a unique combination of science, procedures and modalities. Treatments or therapy on muscles, joints and bones can include modalities such as ultrasound, electric stimulation, iontophoresis, ice and moist heat. Emphasis is on therapeutic exercises and manual therapy techniques to treat injuries to muscles, joints and bones. Physical Therapists will determine a customized treatment plan based upon specific patient goals.

Follow this link for a list of Diagnosis and Treatments.


How does it work? ​

First step is to set up an appointment. After you call and schedule your free consultation, you will receive a report outlining a specialty program specific to your needs. This can include manual therapy and exercises to perform and help you get back to the activities you enjoy.

Our First Visit Page offers information on time frame, attire and what to bring with you.

Southeastern specializes in the treatment and post-operative care of the Shoulder, Knee, Ankle, Elbow, Hip, Cervical Spine and Lumbar Spine; using research-based and time-proven rehabilitation protocols.

We accept walk-ins, references and all insurances; including Medicare and Medicaid.

We also offer Aquatic TherapyOccupational Therapy, Lymphedema Therapy, Certified Hand Therapy and offer Fitness facilities at our Biltmore and Black Mountain Locations.

If you have a question you cannot find, check out our FAQ section or Contact Us for more information.