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Physical Therapy

Physical and Occupational Therapy

Memorial Hermann’s Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation program offers the highest-level treatment in physical therapy and occupational therapy in Houston. Our physical therapists and occupational therapists are highly skilled, certified and friendly. Our facilities, designed with you in mind, utilize the latest equipment and technology to promote wellbeing and help you reach your personal health goals.

We offer a benefit to community health by providing access to sports dieticians, strength and conditioning coaches, and generally helping athletes of all ages reach their maximum potential. We also have partnerships with local university athletic departments and professional sports teams, providing services such as orthopedic and primary care, athletic training, lifestyle coaching and more.

New Realities, Unwavering Care

Your health and safety are always our main priority. As healthcare processes change and our community begins to adapt to a new normal, we want to let you know about the extra safety standards Memorial Hermann is taking to make your physical therapy appointment as safe as possible.

To continue to provide extraordinary care, we have implemented a number of protective measures for the health and safety of our patients, workforce and community:

  • Temperature screenings for all who enter Memorial Hermann facilities
  • Masks for all who enter Memorial Hermann facilities, including staff
  • Expanded testing capabilities for our patients and workforce 
  • Measures that ensure our workforce has an ample supply of personal protective equipment
  • Proper hand hygiene and other protective measures are practiced and encouraged
  • Rigorous sterilization process for all facilities
  • Enforcement of social distancing protocols 
  • 'No visitor’ policy to limit potential exposure 

During this time, one thing has become increasingly clear—health and wellness are a gift, and are worth prioritizing. Memorial Hermann stands ready to be your partner in that pursuit. 

What is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy diagnoses and treats patients of all ages and abilities by developing, maintaining and/or restoring the body’s movement and functional abilities. Whether you are working on improving your athletic performance or recovering from an injury, our physical therapists will help you resolve your pain and return to normal, everyday activities.

Physical therapists are concerned with all aspects of a patient’s quality of life – physical, psychological, emotional and social – and how a disruption in one of these can affect their overall well-being.

What to Expect from Physical Therapy at Memorial Hermann

The average physical therapy program can be broken down into the following basic steps:

  • Initial comprehensive patient examination
  • Clinical evaluation of the findings from this examination
  • Formulation of a diagnosis, prognosis and plan
  • Consultation with the patient, including possible referral to a healthcare specialist
  • Implementation of an intervention/treatment program based on clinical diagnosis and individual patient needs
  • Evaluation of results, positive or negative, from the implementation of this program
  • Provide recommendations for future patient self-care

First-time patients should expect a detailed discussion of your medical history and the reasons for your visit. Our staff will then help you set your therapy goals – are you hoping to return to normal function after an injury, or are you looking to elevate your current athletic abilities? This information is important for our trained professionals to develop a therapy regimen that is specific to each patient’s needs.

During each session, patients will be asked to perform certain physical activities and exercises. In this case, it is advisable to dress in comfortable clothes that allow for maximum movement. It is a good idea to eat beforehand as well. All of our facilities have showers, making it convenient for patients to fit in therapy sessions throughout their day.

Physical Therapy Specialties

At Memorial Hermann, we provide targeted exercise and associated intervention to optimize the body’s function from the inside out. This includes everything from joint manipulation and custom exercise regimens to more passive treatments such as active release, dry needling and Graston Technique/IASTM. By focusing on providing education as well as relieving stress and other physical conditions, we help promote positive recovery aspects and teach our patients how to treat themselves.

Learn more about the advanced physical therapy treatments and procedures we offer by visiting the following pages:

IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute

In addition to our Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation clinics, Memorial Hermann’s IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institutes are invaluable partners for athletes looking to recover from their injuries faster and push their body’s performance to its peak. Our team of renowned physical therapists and sports performance specialists work together to develop comprehensive performance and rehab plans for any age and skill level. Some of our staff even serve as team physicians and sports medicine experts for several major professional sports teams as well as university athletic departments.

Our state-of-the-art IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute facilities provide local athletes with access to a comprehensive suite of human performance testing services. With everything from gait analysis to new VO2 Max oxygen usage tests, our staff can accurately measure current performance levels and provide data-driven feedback for future exercise regimens.

We also partner with affiliated physicians from McGovern Medical School at UTHealth to help athletes of all ages bounce back from sports injuries and up their games to a new level. These physicians are available to work with patients at several institute locations, including:

  • Texas Medical Center
  • Memorial City
  • Sugar Land
  • The Woodlands 
  • Memorial Hermann Sports Park - Katy

Whether you’re dealing with back, shoulder or knee injuries, or require professional orthopedic surgical treatment, our staff is trained and certified to assist you. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment for a clinical evaluation.

Convenient Physical Therapy Facilities Near You

At Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation, our goal is to combine your values with the field’s current best evidence to ensure you are living a healthy lifestyle. As a growing segment of society becomes more active, participating in strenuous activities from 5Ks to triathlons, people are pushing their bodies harder than they may be used to. Our team stands ready to help you navigate any aches and pains you may encounter on your way to becoming a healthier you.

With over 40 convenient locations throughout Houston and a centralized scheduling system, we make it easy to find an exceptional physical therapist near you. We have physical therapy facilities conveniently located across the following regions of Houston:

Schedule your initial evaluation for physical therapy or occupational therapy today by using our easy-to-use ScheduleNow tool or filling out the Become a Patient form on this page.

Please note: a physician referral is required. Don’t have a referral? Find a doctor: