Advanced Physical Therapy in Scottsboro, Alabama offers a highly individualized approach to patient care. After an initial evaluation, our physical therapists use a wide range of professional physical therapy services to create a personal treatment plan based on your unique needs. Whether it’s a sports or workplace injury, a chronic condition, or nagging pain, we will work closely with you and your referring physician to find a plan that gets you back to work and play as quickly and safely as possible.

Physical Therapy Scottsboro AL

What We Treat

Our highly trained physical therapists can effectively treat any condition affecting your mobility and function, from chronic back or neck pain to sports injuries to arthritis and more. A few areas we specialize in include:

  • Amputations
  • Arthritis

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Neuromuscular Disease

  • Parkinson’s

  • CVA/ Stroke

  • Neuropathies

  • Work Injuries

  • Orthopedic Injuries

  • Sports Injuries

  • Acute and Chronic Pain

  • Chronic Lumbar Pain

  • Spinal Cord Injuries

  • Trauma

  • Neck Pain

  • Wheelchair Evaluations

How We Treat

Our expert physical therapists use the latest tools and technologies to offer cutting-edge treatments that meet your needs and condition. Some of our professional physical therapy procedures include:

Ultrasound therapy

Ultrasound

Therapeutic ultrasound uses deep tissue heating or cavitation (microscopic gas bubbles) to promote tissue healing and treat chronic pain. It can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including shoulder pain (and frozen shoulder), tendonitis, ligament injuries, arthritis and bursitis, and more.

Electrical stimulation therapy

E-Stim

Electrical stimulation (E-Stim) sends mild electrical pulses through the skin. This can be done to help repair and stimulate skeletal muscles (EMS) or to manipulate nerves to reduce pain (TENS). E-Stim is commonly used to decrease muscle spasms and swelling, reduce pain (both chronic and acute), improve range of motion and motor coordination, and prevent or reverse muscular atrophy.

KT Taping / Sports Taping

KT Taping / Sports Taping

Taping is a common PT practice that serves several important purposes. Kinesiology Tape (KT tape) is a therapeutic tape applied strategically to the body to reduce pain, provide joint and tendon support, and improve mobility. Sports or athletic taping involves wrapping a thick, non-elastic tape to an injured joint or muscle to immobilize and support the affected area.

Manual Therapy

Manual Therapy

Manual therapy involves the use of hands (as opposed to devices or machines) to improve soft tissues and mobilize/manipulate joints. Your physical therapist may apply gentle force or pressure, conduct rhythmic oscillating motions, or use manual traction to decrease pain and improve mobility. Manual therapy is a common addition to other PT practices like ultrasound or E-Stim.

Traction

Traction

Traction is a form of decompression therapy that relieves pressure on the spine. By separating the spaces between your spinal vertebrae, traction aims to take pressure off of pinched nerves, correct bulging or herniated discs, and treat other forms of back pain like sciatica or disc disease. Depending on your goals, we may suggest manual traction (done with the hands) or mechanical traction (done with special spine-stretching tools).