Physical Therapy Services Clinic

UT Southwestern's School of Health Professions Physical Therapy offers four specialized clinics to treat patients with a wide range of diagnoses including:

  • Acute, traumatic, post-operative, and overuse orthopaedic injuries
  • Chronic pain
  • Gait disorders related to neuromuscular disease
  • Stroke
  • Prosthetic/orthotic device gait training
  • Rehabilitation for the recreational and professional athlete 

Our clinicians also conduct research related to rehabilitation as well as work closely with referring physicians on campus to achieve the best care possible for you.    


A thorough exam is performed on your first visit. To reduce pain, restore range of motion, strengthen muscles, and achieve gait independence, your therapist will create a treatment program that typically includes:

  • Range of motion
  • Stretching
  • Joint/soft tissue mobilization
  • Strengthening
  • Gait training
  • Neuromuscular re-education

As you obtain your goals in physical therapy, you will be taught home exercises and provided strategies to prevent additional injuries.

Other treatment options include:

  • Orthotic devices and heel lifts
  • Thermotherapy and cryotherapy
  • Ultrasound
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar mechanical traction
  • Durable Medical Equipment recommendation
  • Class 4 Cold Laser

Our Specialists

Our physical therapy group is specially trained in the management of orthopaedic extremity, sports, and spinal dysfunction. A hands-on approach to assessment and treatment of physical conditions is the hallmark of our practice.

Our physical therapists have expertise in diverse specialties, including but not limited to:

  • Chronic pain: Head, neck, back
  • Manual therapy: Hands-on spine and extremity joint and soft tissue mobilization/manipulation
  • Whiplash
  • Temporal mandibular disorder
  • Pre- and post-operative knee ligament reconstruction (ACL and PCL)
  • Return to sport functional testing and sport-specific rehabilitation
  • Shoulder rotator cuff repair
  • Joint replacement – knee and shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Plantar fascitis
  • Overuse tendonitis/tendinosis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Weakness related to stroke

A doctor’s referral is needed for an appointment.