Physical Therapy

physical therapy


Physical therapy offered through University of Mississippi Medical Center focuses on the examination, management and prevention of human motion disorders. Therapists examine and provide treatment for patients with health problems and disabilities resulting from birth defect, injury, disease, overuse of muscles or tendons, pain or loss of a body part.

The UMMC physical therapy care team includes one of the few orthopaedic-certified specialists in the metro area and one of the few geriatric certified specialists in Mississippi. Services are available for inpatient and outpatient programs and often include helping adults with mobility, balance and gait retraining, daily activities, exercise programs and use of orthotics, prosthetics and assistive devices.

Therapists at University Physicians Pavilion also participate in a physical therapy sports residency program, the only one of its kind in the southeastern United States, to provide leading-edge examination techniques and interventions for orthopaedic and sports-related injuries.

University Physicians - Grants Ferry

University Physicians – Grants Ferry, located in Rankin County, is a newly constructed state-of-the-art facility with a 1,797-square-foot physical therapy gym. A full range of outpatient physical therapy services is provided.

  • Services

    • Examination and rehabilitation for non-operative musculoskeletal diagnoses, ranging from ankle sprains and patellofemoral syndrome, knee ligament strains, low back and sacroillaic dysfunction to cervical pain, rotator cuff and biceps tendonitis, rheumatism and osteoarthritis of the ankle, knee, hip, lumbar, cervical spine and shoulder.
    • Education and rehabilitation for total hip and knee joint replacements.
    • Post-operative rehabilitation for trauma (ankle, pelvic/acetabulum, femur, tibial plateau, lumbar and cervical spine fractures).
    • Post-operative rehabilitation following ACL reconstruction, menisectomy, meniscuc repair, hip athroscopy, lumbar and cervical discectomy, rotator cuff repair and shoulder labrum repair.
    • Examination and rehabilitation for sports-related injuries.
    • Functional “return to play” testing for athletes.
    • Examination and rehabilitation of gait and balance deficits related to orthopaedic diagnoses.
    • Ergonomic assessments, joint protection and energy conservation.
    • Women's health, including gestational carpal tunnel and post-mastectomy rehabilitation.

University Physicians Pavilion

Outpatient physical therapy at the UP Pavilion, located on the UMMC campus, features an experienced team of physical therapists with more than 50 years of combined experience and a 5,153-square-foot state-of-the-art facility.

  • Services

    • Examination and treatment of non-operative musculoskeletal diagnoses.
      • Conditions include, but are not limited to, ankle sprains, patellofemoral syndrome, knee ligament strains, low back and sacroillaic dysfunction, cervical pain, rotator cuff tendonitis, biceps tendonitis and rheumatoid and osteoarthritis of the ankle, knee, hip, lumbar, cervical spine and shoulder.
    • Total joint replacement wellness program.
      • It provides patients with information regarding surgery and rehabilitation for total hip and knee joint arthroplasty. Patients learn about home exercise programs and receive recommendations for assistive devices needed to help perform daily living activities after surgery.
    • Post-operative rehabilitation for trauma service.
      • It includes, but is not limited to, ankle, pelvic/acetabulum, femur, tibial plateau, lumbar and cervical spine fractures; ACL reconstruction; menisectomy; meniscuc repair; ankle ligament reconstruction; hip athroscopy; lumbar and cervical spine discectomy; rotator cuff repair; and shoulder labrum repair.
    • Examination and treatment of athletes with sports-related injurie.s
      • It includes Friday night football clinics for orthopaedic or physical therapy examination.
    • Functional testing and programs for return to work, sports and recreation.
    • Medical equipment, assistive devices and bracing with prescription from physician.
    • Examination and treatment of gait and balance deficits related to orthopaedic diagnoses.
    • Women's health, including gestational carpal tunnel and post-mastectomy rehabilitation.

University Rehabilitation Center

Physical therapy is one of the many therapies offered at University Rehabilitation Center, a “care bridge” from hospital to home for adults recovering from strokes, amputations, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, arthritis, joint replacement, neurological disorders and other medical conditions.

  • Services

    • Rehabilitation for patients with neurological conditions, including, but not limited to, stroke (cerebral vascular accident), brain or spinal cord injury, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and Guillian-Barre syndrome.
    • One-on-one physical therapy providing hands-on neuromuscular re-education to improve daily living activities (dressing, bathing, writing, eating, cooking), sitting and standing balance, gait quality, upper and lower extremity coordination and position-movement awareness
    • Certified use of functional electrical stimulation for loss of mobility and hand paralysis
    • Orthotic and prosthetic collaboration to improve function and gait quality for above-knee and below-knee amputees
    • Fall risk assessment and assistive device recommendations
    • Canalith repositioning maneuvers for vertigo
    • Vestibular rehabilitation
    • Seating and wheelchair evaluations and recommendations

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