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Physical Therapy at UVM Medical Center
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 and rehabilitation program designed just for you.
Teamwork - 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:
- Women's Health
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 clinicians have many years of experience and incorporate current evidence in their daily practice. We have ongoing involvement in research projects and quality improvement initiatives to optimize patient outcomes. 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 provides treatment to help with recovery from surgery or an injury, reduce risk of injury and decrease pain.
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.
Physical Therapy Programs
- Aquatic Rehabilitation
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Neurologic Rehabilitation
- Oncology Rehabilitation
- Pulmonary Rehabilitation
- Falls Prevention/Rehabilliation
- BPPV (Benign Positional Vertigo)
- Geriatric Rehabilitation
- Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Physical Therapy Treatment Locations
- Inpatient Rehabilitation
- South Burlington Family Practice Physical Therapy
- Aquatic Rehabilitation Center
- Rehabilitation Outpatient Center
- Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Center at Tilley Drive
- Rehabilitation Therapy at the Medical Office Building
- Physical Therapy at Main Campus - Shepardson 2
For Medical Professionals - Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy at The University of Vermont Medical Center is staffed by highly-skilled specialists who have ongoing involvement in quality improvement initiatives and research projects which allows us to offer current evidence-based treatments in our daily practice.
How to refer a patient to Physical Therapy at the UVM Medical Center:
- Call (toll-free): 888-362-3242
- Fax Referral Line: 802-847-2001
- Email: ReferralCenteruvmhealth [dot] org Note: please send encrypted files.
For information on the Office of Provider Relations, Provider Access Services and Patient Placement Services, visit Patient Referral Resources.
Physical Therapy Program - The Larner College of Medicine at UVM offers a Physical Therapy program at the College of Nursing and Health and Sciences. Learn more about the Physical Therapy program.
Continuing Medical Education (CME) – Our CME program offers a series of medical courses for health care professionals to learn about new and developing areas of their fields. Visit CME.
Looking for a career in health care? Visit Careers to find out more information about jobs at the UVM Medical Center.