Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
Physical rehabilitation is available at the Carrell Clinic™ through:
Tel: (214) 397-1570
Fax: (214) 361-2675
About Our Services
Our professional staff is composed of physical therapists specializing in orthopedic and sports rehabilitation. Our goal is to provide the highest quality services to each of our clients by combining clinical knowledge from our practitioners and support from all staff members. We strive to enable each client to function independently in work, home or athletic activity. In addition to physical rehabilitation, we offer a wellness program under the direction of a personal trainer. The wellness program consists of private training sessions, age management classes, weight loss prior to joint replacement, ACL management after physical therapy and employee group classes.
Monday – Thursday: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Appointments & Suggested Clothing
Please bring your physical therapy prescription to your first appointment for evaluation of your current condition. Operative reports, x-rays, MRI scans, and pictures are also helpful. Upon completion of the initial evaluation, the therapist will create a plan of care for your diagnosis and a schedule of follow-up appointments. We are open from 7:00 am until 6:00 pm Monday through Thursday and 7:00 am until 5:00 pm Fridays. For cancellations, please call our office as soon as possible. Your diagnosis will determine the type of clothing and shoe wear needed for your appointment (or visit). Bringing a pair of loose-fitting shorts, a t-shirt and athletic shoes is usually sufficient. The clinic also will supply a gown, if necessary.
Physical therapy is one of the foremost treatment modes of recovery. It is often adopted before surgery as a non-surgical treatment for various musculoskeletal injuries and diseases. Therapy facilitates improved flexibility, strength, movement, coordination, endurance, balance and pain management by teaching safe stretching, conditioning and strengthening exercise techniques.
The different modalities of physical therapy include exercise, hot or cold packs, ultrasound, electrical nerve stimulation, manual therapy, diathermy, massage and aqua therapy. You are also educated on activities to avoid, such as twisting movements and excessive weight lifting and proper body mechanics. The two different forms of physical therapy include active and passive.
- Active physical therapy includes physical exercise or stretching, whereby the patient uses their own force to reduce back pain.
- Passive physical therapy is where the modalities are done to the patient by the therapist.
A physical therapist tailors a particular exercise program as per the individual necessities and goals.
Rehabilitation is a method of treatment designed to facilitate recovery after a serious injury, illness or surgery by restoring your physical, psychological, intellectual, sensory and social functions. With rehabilitation, you are able to return to your normal life through therapy and training.
Rehabilitation can include a pre-operative program, where you are prepared physically and mentally for both the surgery and its outcomes, and a post-operative program that helps you heal faster and return to optimal health.
Various rehabilitation programs practiced include:
- Physical therapy: Physical therapy is a branch of rehabilitative medicine that uses specially designed exercises and equipment to help strengthen muscles and improve range of motion.
- Occupational therapy: The main goal of occupational therapy is to enable you to resume your daily activities, regain lost skills and learn adaptive techniques to lead an independent life.
- Pain management: Pain management promotes physical activities to enhance quality-of-life in those suffering from chronic pain conditions.