Physical / Occupational Therapy

If you’re suffering from an orthopedic injury and are considering physical therapy at JIS Orthopedics, call us to find out what treatment options best fit your needs!

JIS Physical Therapy Overview

At JIS Physical Therapy, our expert clinicians rely on their years of experience and the latest in evidence based practice to treat the full spectrum of musculoskeletal and vestibular conditions to get you back to living your best life. We partner with your physician to ensure a multidisciplinary approach and guarantee that JIS Physical Therapy delivers the same, high-quality care that JIS Orthopedics is known for.


Total Joint Rehabilitation

Fall Prevention Screening

General Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Geriatric Health

Sports Medicine


Physical therapy has helped many regain their mobility and independence. If you have an injury or condition and would like assistance, physical therapy may be a feasible option for you.

Our expert clinicians at JIS Physical Therapy have many years of experience and rely on the latest evidence-based practices to treat the full spectrum of musculoskeletal and vestibular conditions. We will work with your physician to ensure that you receive a multidisciplinary approach to tackling your discomfort.

Schedule an appointment at our New Albany or St. Clairsville, Ohio locations today! Our trained professionals are ready to give you the quality care you deserve.

What Is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy (PT) is a healthcare specialty that focuses on the prevention, evaluation, rehabilitation, and treatment of physical dysfunction and/or injury. It helps with managing pain and improving mobility.

Physical therapy can also be used in conjunction with other treatments to accelerate your healing process. Physical therapy can be rendered in a range of healthcare settings, including:

  • Private practices
  • Outpatient offices
  • Sports and fitness settings
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes


Highly trained physical therapists can help you recover quickly and in the safest way possible. In order to practice as a physical therapist, a doctor of physical therapy degree must be earned along with passing the state license exam. This ensures that you receive the best possible care.

What Does Physical Therapy Help With?

Physical therapy helps patients regain strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, and range of motion. Physical therapists use a variety of techniques to accomplish this.

In addition, physical therapy can assist in the following:

  • Relieving pain
  • Preventing or recovering from a sports injury
  • Preventing disability or surgery
  • Managing chronic illnesses
  • Recovering after you give birth and so much more

Physical therapy can help with a variety of conditions, ranging from acute to chronic. Some common conditions physical therapy can help with include the following:

Physical Therapy Services

There is quite a variety of services associated with physical therapy. Below we will describe what to expect from the most common physical therapy services.

Total Joint Rehabilitation

Physical therapy can help with total joint rehabilitation, especially after surgery or a traumatic event. This type of physical therapy helps improve range of motion, strength, and flexibility, which are all important factors in overall joint health. It will also aid in healing, reducing swelling, and managing pain.

Fall Prevention Screening

There are several factors that can increase the risk of falling among senior citizens. Fall prevention screening is used to identify whether you have a low, moderate, or high risk of falling.

If your screening shows you are at an increased risk, your physical therapist may recommend strategies to prevent falls and reduce your chances of getting injured.

General Orthopedic Rehabilitation

This is designed to assist those who have musculoskeletal injuries, diseases, or surgeries to recover. You will be provided with specifically tailored exercises to improve strength, flexibility, and range of motion, all of which aid in the healing process. Your specialist may also use manual therapy to decrease your pain.

Neurological Rehabilitation

This is designed to assist you if you have a disease, injury, or disorder of your nervous system. Neurological physical therapy can often improve your function and quality of life while reducing your symptoms at the same time.

Occupational Health

This form of therapy can address issues related to workplace ergonomics, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or lower back pain. Physical therapists will often create personalized exercises and stretches tailored to your specific needs to help prevent further injury and manage any existing pain while performing daily tasks.

Geriatric Health

Geriatric physical therapy is a form of physical therapy specifically designed for older adults, tailored to their unique issues and challenges. It focuses on helping older adults build strength and endurance and improve their physical function.

This can help them regain their independence and make daily tasks easier. Manual therapy may also be used to accomplish this.

Sports Medicine

Sports physical therapy can prevent athletes from developing an injury or assist them in recovering from an injury. Our sports medicine specialists are highly qualified to treat a variety of sports-related diagnoses. We can tailor your treatment to meet your sport-specific needs.

Vertigo and Vestibular Rehabilitation

Your vestibular physical therapist will create a treatment plan based on the results of your sensory, hearing, and imaging tests.  They will use physical movements to improve your body’s response to dizziness and manage balance issues.

This can help if you have had a stroke or traumatic brain injury. With time, you may notice that you no longer feel dizzy.

Concussion Rehabilitation

Concussion rehabilitation uses physical therapy to improve concussion symptoms and reduce healing time. Your physical therapists will develop an individualized treatment plan to guide you in recovering physically and mentally.

Kinesio Taping

Physical therapists can use Kinesio taping to improve muscle function, stabilize joints, or restrict muscles from contracting improperly. It involves placing strips of special tape on your body in specific directions to assist in supporting your joints.

What Should I Expect When I Have Physical Therapy?

If you need physical therapy treatment, you can expect your physical therapist to review your symptoms, medical history, and any medical restrictions that you may have before developing your treatment plan. Your treatment will be tailored to your specific needs.

Your physical therapy clinicians will be with you from your initial diagnosis and throughout your recovery. They will be dedicated to helping improve your quality of life.

In addition, they can teach you exercises that you can do from the comfort of your own home. They will patiently be with you every step of the way!

If your quality of life is declining due to an orthopedic injury and you are considering physical therapy, schedule an appointment at JIS Orthopedics. Our offices are located in New Albany and St. Clairsville, OH.

It would be our privilege to assist you in finding the best physical therapy treatment options for your needs!

JIS Occupational Therapy for the Hand and Upper Extremity

“Let’s get you back to living…”

Why See an Occupational Therapist?

  • Occupational therapy and hand therapy can help you get back to doing what you love by restoring your mobility and strength and reducing your pain
  • Therapists will develop an individualized plan of care after evaluation that addresses specific areas of deficit
  • Occupational therapists treat both non-operative and post-operative conditions of the hand and upper extremity that make it difficult to perform your daily activities
  • Hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder pain
  • Arthritis
  • Numbness/tingling
  • Tendonitis
  • Swelling
  • Tendon injury
  • Fractures
  • Contracture
  • Trigger finger

What Does Occupational Therapy Do?

  • Custom orthotic fabrication
  • Pain management
  • Strengthening
  • Range of motion
  • Scar management
  • Edema management
  • Activity modification

Benefits of JIS Occupational Therapy

  • Continual collaboration with a fellowship-trained hand surgeon to provide the highest quality care throughout your recovery process
  • Direct access to surgeon offices for optimal care continuity

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If you’re suffering from an orthopedic injury and are considering physical therapy at JIS Orthopedics, call us to find out what treatment options best fit your needs!


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