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The Role of Physical Therapy

The role of physical therapy in present-day health care has become significant in the concept of total patient management. Because of advancements made and improved research in treatments and techniques, an ever-increasing variety of conditions are being seen for consultation by a physical therapist. The physical therapists at Athens-Limestone Hospital work with patients while in the hospital (even critically ill patients in the intensive care unit) or at the Wellness Center across from the hospital on Fitness Way.

Working in conjunction with your doctor, our physical therapists are valuable members of the health care team, trained to improve movement and function, relieve pain and expand mobility potential. Through evaluation and programs of treatment at the hospital, our physical therapists treat existing problems and provide preventive health care for people and children with a variety of needs. Whatever the reason that brings you to a physical therapist, professional care to restore your movement and promote your ability to function at the highest level possible is available at Athens-Limestone Hospital.

Why Choose The Athens-Limestone Hospital PT Program?

With their skill and expertise in seeing such a wide variety of illnesses, injuries and conditions, the physical therapists at Athens-Limestone Hospital apply their skills in most disciplines in medicine including neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, general surgery, family practice, pediatrics, geriatrics, rheumatology, internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine, cardiopulmonary medicine, and sports medicine. They do much more than restore function to traumatized limbs. They work with children to overcome crippling birth defects and with stroke victims to restore movement and independent living. For post-operative patients, they are the link in the health care team that speeds successful recovery. Athens-Limestone Hospital is one of the few clinics in north Alabama that has a heated therapeutic pool and a full size lap pool. They can help prevent and treat athletic injuries, teach special exercises and body mechanics to ease low back pain and plan treatment programs to reduce pain and improve motion in arthritic joints. They are also very skilled in wound care and management.

You Can Choose Where You Have Your Physical Therapy

Most forms of physical therapy are covered by your insurance, but the coverage will vary with each plan. Although a physician referral is necessary, you have the right to see the physical therapist of your choice. The staff of physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and certified athletic trainers at Athens-Limestone Hospital understands the vast array of problems that can affect movement, function, and health. Our staff has many years of experience in caring for patients of all ages. In choosing Athens-Limestone Hospital for your physical therapy, you have made the best choice possible in reducing pain and improving function and mobility.

When Do You Need a Physical Therapist?

The following conditions are some of the most common reasons to see a physical therapist:

  • Neck pain
  • Low back pain
  • Chronic pain
  • Shoulder, arm, wrist, or hand problems
  • Knee, ankle, or foot problems
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Sprains and muscle strains
  • Arthritis
  • Rehabilitation after a serious injury
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Problems with balance
  • Disabilities in newborns
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Pre and postnatal programs
  • Hip fractures
  • Burns
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Lymphedema
  • Fitness and wellness education

Easy Access to Physical Therapy

To make immediate access to physical therapy fast and convenient for you, our contact information is shared below. Thank you for choosing Athens-Limestone Hospital's Physical Therapy program. You have taken the first step toward improving your mobility and restoring healthy function for a better quality of life.

Contact Information:

Address: 209 Fitness Way, Suite D
Athens, AL 35611
Phone: (256)233-9148 Fax: (256)233-9164
Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday 7AM-7PM Saturday 8AM-12:00PM
Center Manager: Mary Graham, PT

Drayer Physical Therapy Institute offers a variety of services at this location including:

  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Manual Therapy
  • Orthopedics
  • Outpatient Physical Therapy
  • Pre & Post Op Rehabilitation
  • Primal 7
  • Shoulder Rehab
  • Sports Medicine
  • Wellness Program

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Athens-Limestone Hospital
700 West Market Street
Athens, AL 35611
(256) 233-9292
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