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Physical Therapy

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There are so many reasons why you might need physical therapy.

Whether you’re an athlete, a weekend warrior or need to get moving again after a long hospital stay, one thing is for sure — you don’t have to wait to start feeling better.

Cleveland Clinic’s physical therapy experts can help you create a rehab plan that takes your health, specific needs and lifestyle into account. We put your needs and goals first.

Why Choose Cleveland Clinic for Physical Therapy?

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Collaborative care:

Your physical therapist will work closely with your other healthcare providers. Our centralized electronic medical record lets your whole care team stay on the same page, with up-to-the-minute information about your issues and treatment plan.

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Patient-centered care:

No two therapy plans are the same at Cleveland Clinic. Our specialists meet you where you are, matching your specific needs and goals to your care.

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Specialized knowledge:

Our rehabilitation and sports therapy providers have advanced training and certifications for specialty therapy, including treating neurological disorders, lymphedema care, fall prevention, balance disorders, orthopaedic conditions, sports performance, pelvic health, vestibular care and more.

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Specialized equipment:

We use the latest rehab equipment and techniques to get you on the road to recovery as soon as possible.

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National recognition:

Cleveland Clinic is a trusted healthcare leader. We're recognized in the U.S. and throughout the world for our expertise and care.


Our healthcare providers see patients at convenient locations throughout Northeast Ohio, Florida and Nevada.

How Physical Therapy Can Help at Cleveland Clinic

Your journey to physical therapy is unique. Whatever brought you to us, we’ll make sure to customize your care, so you get the results you want and need. Our physical therapy experts work closely with your healthcare team to create therapy plans that improve function and relieve pain. We work with you:

  • After an injury, including strains, sprains, muscle and joint pain.
  • Before and after surgery.
  • After a diagnosis of stroke or neurologic disorder.
  • When you have a chronic (ongoing) condition.
  • To return to work.

Physical Therapy Treatment at Cleveland Clinic

Before creating a treatment plan, our physical therapists assess your symptoms and function as well as talk with you about your goals. We examine you and consider your daily activities to make sure you get the personalized care that’s right for you. Your treatment may include:

  • Exercise therapy: Our experts design customized exercise plans to improve your strength, balance, flexibility, function and mobility. The plan includes exercises or activities to do at home.
  • Manual therapy: We use hands-on techniques to treat your soft tissue, joints and muscles to improve flexibility, relieve pain, reduce swelling and restore movement.

Taking the Next Step

Immobility, weakness or pain doesn’t have to slow you down. Physical therapy can get you moving again. Cleveland Clinic’s physical therapists can help you strengthen your muscles, improve your posture, regain your balance or ability to walk and move, so you can get back to doing the things you love.

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