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Physical Therapy

Physical and Occupational Therapy

You don't have to live with pain. Physical therapy can help you enjoy an active life as a part of your overall health plan. Whether you are an elite athlete or just want to participate in everyday activities, working with a licensed therapist can relieve pain and increase mobility so you can get back to the things you enjoy. 

Schedule an Appointment

At Memorial Hermann, we make it convenient to get the treatment you need through direct access to physical therapy. Direct access allows you to seek and receive evaluation and treatment from a physical therapist without the need to see another provider first - no referral required. We offer direct access to physical therapy at Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation clinics, Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute facilities, TIRR Memorial Hermann and Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital-Katy. To learn more about direct access to physical therapy, click here.

Telehealth visits are also available for your convenience. You may have the option of using telehealth visits to obtain care from the comfort of your home.

Click the buttons below to schedule an appointment online for physical or occupational and hand therapy.

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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:

  • All employees, clinicians and patients will be screened upon entering any Memorial Hermann facility and provided a surgical mask after clearing the screening process.
  • Employees and clinicians caring for patients will be provided the recommended personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Infection prevention control best practices, including the thorough cleaning and sterilization efforts in between each and every patient visit as well as proper hand hygiene, will continue.
  • The 'No visitor’ policy at all Memorial Hermann facilities to limit potential exposure (with limited exceptions) will remain in place.
  • As an additional safeguard, patients will be tested for COVID-19 prior to surgeries.

In addition, we want to help make waiting for your appointment as safe as possible. We have implemented Safe Wait™, a new measure that enforces social distancing in our waiting areas. Safe Wait™ also includes staggering scheduled appointments and, when necessary, asking our patients to wait in their vehicles for their appointments. For more information about your appointment, please call your practice location.

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?

The goal of physical therapy is to reduce pain, improve mobility, and restore your body’s functional abilities, without medication or surgery. Our therapists will evaluate your needs and create a comprehensive plan. We use evidence-based treatments and therapies to improve strength and mobility, to help your body function to its fullest potential. In many cases, physical therapy can help you avoid surgery.

How Does Physical Therapy Work

Physical therapy with Memorial Hermann starts with a comprehensive initial evaluation, including a discussion of your current condition and specific health goals. Your therapist will determine if physical therapy is the right option for you. Next, your therapist will develop a plan of care to find the relief you need. Your plan will include a combination of in-clinic sessions and at-home exercises to maintain progress. 

What to Expect From Physical Therapy

Benefits of Physical Therapy

Our proven techniques can return your body to a stronger, more functional state.

  • Improve mobility and motion
  • Reduce or eliminate pain with minimal to no medication*
  • Avoid unnecessary surgery*
  • Recover from and prevent future injuries
  • Improve balance to reduce the risk of falls
  • Increase and improve strength, mobility and function

*in many cases

Conditions We Treat

Physical therapy is a valuable tool for orthopedic and musculoskeletal injury, cardiovascular diseases, neurological conditions, and many others.

  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Balance
  • Burns
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Developmental delays
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures
  • Hand injuries
  • Headaches
  • Incontinence
  • Lymphedema
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pelvic pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)

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.

TIRR Memorial Hermann and the Rehabilitation Network

TIRR Memorial Hermann is a nationally recognized rehabilitation hospital that strives to return lives interrupted by neurological illness or trauma back to independence. TIRR Memorial Hermann and the Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Network offer inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation for children and adults.

Patients with balance or vestibular dysfunction can be evaluated and treated by physical therapists with advanced training who specialize in this patient population. With direct access if you are experiencing a spinning-type dizziness wit rolling, looking up, sitting up in bed, physical therapists may be able to assess and treat this with limited sessions. 

Other signs that you may ave a balance or vestibular issue that a physical therapist can treat:

  • Difficulty balancing or walking in low-light areas or over grass or carpet
  • Motion sensitivity
  • Multiple falls or loss of balance
  • Feeling of faintness
  • Dizziness

Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment for a clinical evaluation.

Convenient Physical Therapy Facilities Near You

If pain is holding you back, it's time to find some relief. Schedule an initial evaluation so you can be on your way to a life with less pain and more mobility. No physician referral is required, and physical therapy appointments are available now. Call 713-521-0020 or 1-888-301-8477 for an appointment.

We have over 40 physical therapy facilities conveniently located across the following regions of Houston:

Direct Access to Physical Therapy