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Physical Therapy

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OUR MISSION

Here at West Portal Physical Therapy & Wellness Center our mission is the driving force behind our rehabilitation and sports injury services. We understand that once you have made the commitment to begin a physical therapy program that your goal is to achieve measurable results. Simply put, our mission is that every patient receives results-oriented physical therapy services in a relaxed and caring environment. We are here to partner with you and your other health care providers to realize the finest outcomes possible.

GETTING STARTED…

The practice of physical therapy centers on four goals:

  1. Improving function,
  2. Enhancing strength and range of motion,
  3. Pain relief, and
  4. Education.

Whether you have been referred to a physical therapist by your physician or have self-referred, your first appointment will include an assessment by one of our physical therapists of your overall health and of the particular condition or conditions for which you are seeking treatment.

Following this thorough evaluation, a specific treatment plan will be designed for you that will include a variety of rehabilitative activities such as manual physical therapy provided directly by a physical therapist, therapeutic exercises, fall risk assessment, balance and gait training, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, or heat and ice packs. Typically, you will also be provided with a printed at-home exercise program and instructed how to perform your exercises.

NOW YOU ARE ON YOUR WAY

At each follow-up appointment, we will assess, monitor, and document your progress within your prescribed treatment plan and continue to provide one-to-one attention. As necessary, your program will be modified as we closely observe your advancement. Prevention and self management strategies will also be part of your plan. We will recommend the duration of your treatment based on your progress and insure that you are well prepared to maintain the level of improvement you achieve.

COMPLIMENTARY EXERCISE SESSION

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Because we have a long-term commitment to insuring that our patients maintain and increase their levels of fitness to promote a strong quality of life, we schedule all interested patients for a free exercise session in our Wellness Center after they are discharged from physical therapy. This is an important step that creates a bridge between physical therapy and ongoing wellness. Whether you chose to continue exercising here at West Portal Physical Therapy & Wellness Center or elsewhere, we want to insure that we provide you with the tools to exercise safely and effectively. Please click here to read more about our Wellness Center.

SERVICES

We provide a full range of physical therapy and related services, which includes but is not limited to:

  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation for Muscle and Joint Pain in:
    • Shoulder
    • Hip
    • Knee
    • Ankle
    • Neck and Upper Back
    • Lower Back
    • Elbow
    • Hand/Wrist
    • Foot
  • Orthopedic Manual Therapy
  • Pre-Surgical Assessments
  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINIC
HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday to Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more information concerning your specific needs or questions, please contact us at (415) 664-6492 and click here to become acquainted with our staff. We make every effort to answer as many calls as possible; however, should you reach our voicemail, please leave your name, number, and any information you wish to share with us, and we will return your call as soon as possible. Thank you.