What is Physical Therapy?



"Physical Therapy is the Science of Healing,
the art of caring."  -APTA


Physical therapy is a form of health care that prevents, identifies, corrects, or alleviates acute or prolonged movement dysfunction or pain of anatomic or physiologic origin.

    The practice of Physical Therapy includes but is not limited to:         

(1) measurement or testing of the function of the musculoskeletal, neurological, pulmonary, or cardiovascular system;
(2) rehabilitative treatment concerned with restoring function or preventing disability caused by illness, injury, or birth defect;
(3) treatment, consultative, educational, or advisory services to reduce the incidence or severity of disability or pain to    enable, train, or retrain a person to perform the independent skills and activities of daily living; and
(4) delegation of selective forms of treatment to support personnel while a physical therapist retains the responsibility for caring for the patient and directing and supervising the support personnel.


Only physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) licensed by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TBPTE) can provide physical therapy in Texas. A PTA can provide physical therapy services only under the direction and supervision of a PT. A physical therapy aide or technician is a person not licensed by this Board who has on-the-job training and aids in the provision of physical therapy services only with onsite supervision of a PT or PTA.


Treatment Tools & Techniques


At DPTSI, we go above and beyond for our patients by utilizing a wide variety of healing modalities and tools to help better our patient's progress and speedy recovery.


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  • ► Manual Therapy (hands on one on one treatment by the physical therapist)
  • ► Neuropostural Analysis
  • ► Functional Movement Therapy
  • ► Muscle Energy Techniques
  • ► Electrical Stimulation
  • ► Strain CounterStrain
  • ► Joint Mobilization
  • ► Myofascial Release
  • ► Laser/Infrared Light Therapy
  • ► Kinesiotape/KT tape
  • ► Myotrac Muscle Biofeedback
  • ► Athletic training tape
  • ► Kiniseo Tape
  • ► Ultrasound
  • ► Iontophoresis
  • ► Traction
  • AlterG® & Cardiovascular Training
    AlterG® & Cardiovascular Training
  • AlterG® f. StrideSmart™ Gait Analysis
    AlterG® f. StrideSmart™ Gait Analysis
  • Strength Training
    Strength Training
  • Pain & Inflamation Control
    Pain & Inflamation Control
  • Stretching
    Stretching
  • Balance & Mobility Training
    Balance & Mobility Training
  • Dynamic Movement Training
    Dynamic Movement Training
  • Motion Guidance™
    Motion Guidance™
  • Balance & Proprioception Training
    Balance & Proprioception Training