Physical Therapy


Comprehensive Physical Therapy

When a health issue makes it difficult for you to move easily and perform everyday activities, physical therapy can be very beneficial. Our goal is to help you restore function, reduce pain, and increase your range of movement.

Munson Healthcare’s comprehensive physical therapy program focuses on preventing and rehabilitating orthopedic injuries, neurological deficits, musculoskeletal problems, arthritis, and chronic pain. We serve patients throughout northern Michigan and we believe that everyone — from competitive athletes to seniors and everyone in between — should enjoy an active lifestyle not limited by pain or weakness.

Individualized Treatment Programs

Our highly trained and experienced physical therapists treat you as an individual. We start with a one-on-one evaluation to assess your range of motion and mobility, as well as your balance, gait, and strength. We also review your medical history and current issues and may perform additional tests for your personal evaluation.

After the evaluations, you are assigned a physical therapist who works with you consistently in a one-on-one environment. Your therapist carefully gauges progress and makes adjustments as needed to help you meet your personal goals.

Our therapists also teach you in-home exercises and injury prevention techniques, so you can stay healthy and enjoy an independent lifestyle after your physical therapy is finished.

Because each physical therapy program is unique, the frequency and duration of sessions depends on your specific health condition and individual goals. Our entire team of physical therapists are dedicated to your success - making physical therapy an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

A Wide Range of Physical Therapy Services

Munson Healthcare offers a wide range of physical therapy services, using the most advanced equipment, for successful outcomes. Our services include:

  • Aquatic therapy

  • Back & spine injuries

  • Balance & coordination disorders

  • Balance, post-amputation rehabilitation, and prosthetic gait training

  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) treatment

  • Core strengthening for back surgeries

  • Cross fictional mobilizations

  • Fall prevention & balance training

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Gait abnormalities

  • Headache PT

  • Home assessments

  • Incontinence - men

  • Incontinence & pelvic floor dysfunction - women

  • Injury rehab

  • Isokinetic testing

  • Joint replacement rehab

  • Lymphedema therapy

  • Manual therapy

  • Massage therapy

  • McKenzie Method

  • Muscle stimulation

  • Neural mobilization

  • Orthopedic manual therapy (for soft tissue and joint dysfunctions)

  • Osteoporosis

  • Pain management

  • Parkinson's Disease specialized care, including Lee Silverman Voice Treatment and BIG Movements exercise

  • Pediatric physical therapy

  • Post cardiovascular event rehabilitation to restore maximal functional ability

  • Post-stroke rehabilitation

  • Post-surgical recovery

  • Pregnancy and post-partum services

  • Return to work services

  • Sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction

  • Serial casting

  • Sports rehabilitation following injury

  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) therapy

  • Torticollis 

  • Traction (mechanical and manual)

  • Trigger point release

  • Ultrasound

  • Vestibular rehab for vertigo

  • Wheelchair training

  • Work injury program

  • Wound care

Enhanced Services in Collaboration With Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation 

Better-than-ever specialized and coordinated care is what our patients can expect with our expanded collaboration with one of the largest and most comprehensive rehabilitation hospitals in the United States. Our health care team works closely with experts from Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation to enhance rehab services for our northern Michigan communities.

Our health care team includes physiatrists and physician assistants who provide integrated, coordinated, and high-quality rehabilitation. Their expertise includes complex medical conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons.

Our enhanced physical therapy services are available at these locations.

Physical Therapy Locations across Northern Michigan

For more information about Munson Healthcare’s physical therapy services, contact one of our team members at any of our convenient locations. Please click on a location below for more information and contact details.