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Avera Gregory Hospital

400 Park Avenue
Gregory, SD 57533
Phone: 605-835-8394

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is a professional treatment that helps people to restore normal functioning, improve their mobility, and achieve a greater degree of independence. If you would like to contact our physical therapy team, please call 605-835-8394.

What can physical therapy do?

This service can help you improve or restore the mobility you need to move forward with your life. In many cases, it may also be an alternative to surgery and pain medications. Physical therapists are trusted health care professionals with extensive education and clinical experience in the examination, diagnosis and prevention or treatment of conditions that limit the body's ability to move and function in daily life.

Therapists will work directly with you to develop a customized treatment program tailored to your individual needs so you can return to functioning at your highest optimal level. This includes the rehabilitation of orthopedic, neurological, cardiopulmonary, and many other conditions or injuries.

Our physical therapists can help you with:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Knee pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pain of the muscles or joints
  • Athletic injuries
  • Neurological - Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, post-stroke rehab
  • Business health programs (ergonomics)
  • Headache pain
  • Balance problems
  • Vertigo or dizziness
  • Whiplash and other motor vehicle accident related injuries
  • Work injuries
  • Join replacement rehabilitation
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Joint injuries
  • Overuse injuries
  • Sprains, strains and fractures

What will my physical therapist do?

On your first day of physical therapy, you will receive a comprehensive evaluation that will help your physical therapist develop a plan of care customized for you. The plan will utilize a variety of techniques designed to help you move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. your physical therapist will thoroughly discuss your plan of care with you to set proper expectations. Your physical therapist will also teach you techniques to do at home to aide treatment and help you manage your condition.

Can a physical therapist help alleviate my pain?

Yes, in most instances, a comprehensive treatment plan developed by a physical therapist can help alleviate or eliminate pain.

Can physical therapy help me avoid surgery?

There are times when surgery is necessary, but it doesn't have to be your only option. Many conditions respond well to physical therapy and allow individuals the opportunity to avoid surgery. Your physical therapist will be able to explain your options.

Will physical therapy be covered by my insurance?

In most cases, insurance companies do provide coverage for physical therapy.

If you have any questions regarding your insurance coverage of physical therapy or would like to schedule an appointment, please give us a call at 605-835-8394 ext. 161 or 156. We are happy to help you with any questions you have.