What Does a Physical Therapist Do?

What Does a Physical Therapist Do Carson City NVPhysical therapists use hands-on care and movement-based exercises to help patients recover from an illness or injury, relieve their chronic pain, increase their range of motion, and improve their quality of life. And, when the patient is recovering from surgery, a physical therapist can teach coping techniques and guide the individual through rehabilitation.

Common Physical Therapy Techniques

One of the most common forms of physical therapy is manual therapy, which involves manipulating and stretching the patient’s soft tissue and joints, as well as guiding the patient through hands-on exercises, all with the goal of enhancing mobility. Another popular method is massage therapy, which aims to release tension in specific areas of the body.
In addition to manual therapy and massage therapy, physical therapists employ a wide array of techniques and will customize a treatment plan according to the patient’s specific needs. Depending on the patient’s condition, a physical therapist might recommend:

  • Bracing or taping
  • Dry needling
  • Heat or cold therapy
  • Myofascial release
  • Neuromuscular re-education
  • Orthotics
  • Soft tissue and joint mobilization
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Traction

Skilled Physical Therapists Serving Carson City, NV

If you’re in need of a physical therapist in Carson City, Nevada, or the surrounding area, turn to Tahoe Fracture Orthopedic & Medical Clinic. We’ve been serving this area since 1966, and our team includes physical therapists with extensive experience helping patients regain their function, mobility, and quality of life. Contact us today to schedule an appointment, or use our convenient online scheduling service.

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10539 Professional Circle, Suite 201
Reno, NV 89521

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973 Mica Drive, Suite 201
Carson City, NV 89705

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2874 N. Carson Street, Suite 105
Carson City, NV 89703

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1749 North Stewart Street, Suite 50
Carson City, NV 89706


2874 N. Carson St. Suite 210
Carson City, NV 89703

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1520 Virginia Ranch Rd, Suite 101B
Gardnerville, NV 89410

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105 C Street
Hawthorne, NV 89415

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306 Surprise Street
Yerington, NV 89447

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2170 B South Ave
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

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At Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic, we take the time to get to know each patient so that we can develop a customized treatment plan that’s tailored to his or her specific needs, lifestyle, and goals.

I truly wish I could give them more than just 5 stars!

"I couldn’t have asked for better care for my son than from the staff at Tahoe Fracture and Orthopedic. From the receptionist all the way up to the surgeon, we were treated with the utmost respect, kindness, patience, and care. They were not only quick to get him in for an examination, but were amazingly quick to fit him into the schedule to have his injury treated asap!! Thanks to them, my son is now on the road to recovery. I truly wish I could give them more than just five stars!"

Christa D. / Carson City, Nevada
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"Dr. Mike Fry is a wonderful doctor and caring person. When I saw him for the first time, he held my hand and said, “I’m going to make you well”, and he did! I had back surgery 2.5 years ago and still doing great. Thanks Doc!"

We were deeply impressed with the entire experience.

"We were deeply impressed with the entire experience. Candace should be commended for her work ethic. Also my experience with the x-ray tech was outstanding. I would not change anything."

Dr. Fry and the entire staff were excellent.

"My entire experience was just as good as I had planned…a great day! Dr. Fry and the entire staff were excellent. Thanks a lot!"

I cannot express how much of a difference this has made in my life.

"Dr. Jones and his staff through the surgical procedures and other methods they have performed over the years have enhanced my daily living experience dramatically. I am leading a more productive life without the daily pain I dealt with in the past. I cannot express how much of a difference this has made in my life."