Physical Therapy: What You Need to Know

When you've had health problems that make it hard to move around and perform everyday tasks, The University of Vermont Medical Center's highly skilled team of physical therapists can help improve and restore your well-being through a physical therapy program designed just for you.


At The UVM Medical Center in Burlington, VT, our expert team works together with you to come up with the right plan to improve your health. Our team consists of physical therapists board-certified in areas such as:

Personalized Care

Our physical therapists work with you to create a treatment plan designed around your specific health problems. We design detailed physical therapy programs to help build strength, endurance, flexibility and balance according to your needs.

Experienced, Trusted Expertise

Our expert doctors have years of experience in occupational therapy, aquatic physical therapy, sports physical therapy and more. At The UVM Medical Center your care is in the hands of trusted professionals that excel in their field.

What is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is a type of treatment that makes daily tasks and activities easier and can help with recovery from surgery or an injury.

Physical therapists, or PTs, are health care professionals who specialize in the restoration, maintenance and promotion of optimal physical function. Physical therapists at The UVM Medical Center:

  • Diagnose and treat movement dysfunction
  • Enhance physical and functional abilities
  • Evaluate, treat, and prevent symptoms, progression of impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities that can result from injury or disease.

PTs assess joint motion, muscle strength and endurance, function of the heart and lungs, and performance of activities required in daily living, among other responsibilities.

Treatment includes therapeutic exercise, cardiovascular endurance training, functional training, manual therapy techniques, physical agents and modalities, prescription, application, and fabrication of assistive/adaptive/orthotics/prosthetic devices, airway clearance techniques, and patient/family or community education.

Find a UVM Medical Center physical therapist or call 802-847-9852.

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