Physical Therapy

Physical therapists are considered movement experts and are trained to identify and correct movement problems. The overall goal of physical therapy is to help individuals improve their ability to move and function. You may need physical therapy to help recover from an injury or surgery or if you experience pain with movement, have difficulty walking or balancing, or need to learn strategies to better manage chronic conditions. 
The licensed, highly trained physical therapists and physical therapist assistants at Cooper University Health Care work together with you to increase your mobility, strength, and function, and reduce pain through the use of prescribed exercises, education, and coping strategies.  

During your initial physical therapy visit, a physical therapist will perform a comprehensive examination that may include observing and measuring movement (range of motion), flexibility, strength, gait (ability to walk), balance, and posture.  

The physical therapist will also review your medical and injury history, obtain a better understanding of how your injury or symptoms may be impacting your ability to function, and learn about your personal goals for physical therapy.  

After your initial evaluation, your physical therapist will develop and discuss an individualized treatment plan with you and determine the appropriate frequency and duration of therapy treatments to achieve your goals. The physical therapists and physical therapist assistants at Cooper work together as a team and in conjunction with you and your referring provider to achieve the best outcomes possible. 

Services and treatment provided by Cooper’s physical therapists and physical therapist assistants:  

  • Post-joint replacement rehab (shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle/foot)
  • Post-fracture rehab
  • Arthritis of all major joints  
    • Degenerative joint disease
    • Osteoarthritis 
    • Rheumatoid arthritis 
  • Ligament sprains/muscle strains 
  • Orthopedic nonsurgical and postsurgical rehab
    • Spine
      • Bulging/herniated disc
      • Spinal stenosis 
      • Degenerative disc disease 
      • Sciatica
      • Scoliosis  
      • Fusion/laminectomy/discectomy
      • Cervical myelopathy 
      • Cervical/lumbar radiculopathy  
      • Sacral pain/dysfunction 
    • Shoulder
      • Rotator cuff tear/repairs 
      • Impingement syndrome
      • Labrum repair 
      • Adhesive capsulitis (“frozen shoulder”) 
    • Elbow/wrist/hand
      • Tennis/golfer’s elbow
      • Carpal tunnel syndrome
      • Nerve reconstruction/transplant
      • Traumatic injury/amputation  
    • Hip
      • Labrum repair
      • Impingement syndrome
      • Hip fracture
      • Core muscle injury 
      • Arthritis  
    • Knee
      • Patellofemoral pain
      • Ligament reconstruction (ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL)
      • Meniscus injury/repair
      • Arthritis 
    • Foot/ankle
      • Ligament sprains/repairs 
      • Plantar fasciitis
      • Achilles tendon injury 
      • Posterior tibialis tendon tendonitis
      • Bunionectomy 
  • Neurological rehab 
    • Post-stroke (CVA)
    • Parkinson’s disease
    • Multiple sclerosis 
  • Vestibular physical therapy
  • Pelvic floor rehabilitation 
    • Pelvic pain
    • Incontinence
    • Painful sex 
  • Cancer rehab
    • Lymphedema therapy
    • Pre-/post-radiation therapy 
    • Cancer-related fatigue 
    • Post-breast cancer surgery
    • Post-neck cancer surgery 
  • General deconditioning/endurance 
    • Post-COVID-19 
    • Chronic conditions
    • Recovery from surgery, sickness, or prolonged hospitalization 
  • Auto/work-related injuries 
  • Sport injuries

Schedule an Appointment Today

To schedule an appointment call 800.8.COOPER (800.826.6737), or use our request an appointment form to schedule online.