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Physical Therapy

Our knowledgeable and compassionate physical therapy staff will work with you to get you back to doing what you enjoy most.

We offer early morning and evening appointments at 6 convenient locations: the Oswego Health Services Center, Oswego East on Route 104 the Phoenix and Parish Health Center, as well as the Central Square and Fulton Medical Centers.

To schedule an appointment, please call 315.349.5558, and our friendly staff will gladly assist you with the paperwork and other details. Before being seen, you will need a prescription from your doctor.

Most patients can be seen the same day or within 48 hours. Your privacy and comfort are priorities. Remember to wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to complete a brief health history form.

At your initial evaluation, a trained therapist will determine your needs and develop a specialized treatment plan. Special tests will be performed to identify the basis for your movement issues. Our therapists have a solid knowledge of manual therapy and will make a clinical decision on what type of treatment will best meet your needs. Physical therapy requires active participation to decrease your pain and improve your movement. Each appointment will last 1 hour. Your progress will be tracked and measured by your therapist, and you will be updated on your functional improvement on a regular basis.

Physical therapy is a specialty service that evaluates and treats muscle and joint problems of the spine and extremities. Our physical therapists work to restore normal mobility, strength and function with your individual goals in mind. Treatment may include patient education; therapeutic exercise; manual therapy; and pain relief techniques such as heat, ice, electrical stimulation and ultrasound.

What Problems Are Appropriate for Physical Therapy Treatment?

Our physical therapists address all of these plus more:

  • Arthritis
  • Fractures
  • Gait and balance problems
  • Headaches and neck pain
  • Ligament injuries
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Peripheral nerve injuries
  • Spinal problems
  • Surgery-related concerns (before or after the procedure)
  • Tendonitis
  • Work and sport injuries

How Do Physical Therapists Help?

  • Use of specific exercise and pain relief techniques
  • Use of manual techniques, including soft tissue and joint mobilization
  • Instruction in home programs
  • Instruction in posture awareness and body mechanics and ergonomics
  • Instruction in self-help and injury-prevention programs

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