Physical Therapy

We pride ourselves on our commitment to our patients

Our staff is very passionate about staying up to date with new advancements within our profession and providing exceptional service to our customers.


Therapeutic Exercise

Active movement, stretching and progressive resisted exercise are ideal ways to promote healing, restore range of motion, enhance strength, and improve your independence and tolerance with sporting / recreational activities, and work / daily responsibilities.

Similar to medication, dosing the exercising intensity is imperative for optimum healing, and transition back to dynamic activity.

The combination of our physical therapists knowledge of exercise progression, manual therapy techniques, in conjunction with our state of the art facility, is an ideal environment for healing and achieving optimal outcomes. This allows you to return to work, sport or recreational activity in the shortest amount of time.



Manual Therapy

Manual therapy is a hands-on approach focused on relieving pain, restoring soft tissue flexibility, range of motion, and joint mobility. These impairments are directly related to your pain, functional limitations and movement dysfunction.

  • Joint Mobilization & Manipulation The manual stretching or joint mobilizations ranging from gentle oscillations to quick thrusts focus on restoring joint biomechanics and pain-free range of motion.
  • Myofacial release
  • Muscle energy
  • Massage
  • Contract relax stretching
  • Neural gliding and flossing
  • Trigger point release
  • PNF – Propreoceptive Neuromuscular facilitation

Mechanical Traction

mechanical-tractionMechanical traction is specifically designed to decompress the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine for relief of disc and joint pain, and relief of upper and lower extremity radiating pain, numbness and tingling sensations.

Safe and effective, non-surgical relief from nagging back or neck pain

Spinal Disc Decompression Therapy is a safe and alternative treatment designed to help relieve your nagging back, neck, or referral pain such as sciatica. Clinical studies of non-surgical spinal decompression therapy are reporting that a high percentage of patients show significant reduction of pain. A percentage reports the elimination of pain. Thousands of people across the country are enjoying the benefits of Spinal Decompression Therapy. We are eager to help you learn if you are a candidate for this treatment method.

Spinal Decompression Therapy is a safe and effective treatment for pain without the risks associated with surgery, anesthesia, infection, injections, or prescription medication. As you imagine, decompression therapy is rapidly gaining popularity due to it’s exceptional results treating chronic back pain without surgery.

Simply described, this method of treatment uses a therapeutic table that is connected to a computer, to electronically stretch and decompress your spinal structures. You rest on the table while a padded harness focuses the gentle force along your spinal column. This decompresses your spine – specifically the intervertebral discs and joints and stretched your spinal muscles – the three structures that produce most of your pain.

ASTYM – Augmented Soft Tissue Mobilization

The ASTYM system is an evidence-based rehabilitation process designed to effectively treat chronic tendon disorders, scar tissue and fibrosis. The goal of the ASTYM treatment is to stimulate the body’s healing response, resulting in the remodeling of scar tissue and the regeneration of degenerative tendons. This effective therapy incorporates a customized program of stretching and exercise, which positively influences the alignment of the new collagen.

Diagnoses that respond well the toe ASTYM treatment

  • Post-surgical scarring
  • Post traumatic scarring
  • Lateral (tennis elbow)
  • Medial (golfers elbow)
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • DeQuevain’s tenosynovitis
  • Patellar tendinosis
  • Hamstring strains
  • IT band syndrome
  • Rotator cuff tendinopathy
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Chronic ankle sprains
  • Achilles tendinosis
  • Shin splints
  • Anterior knee pain
  • Hip pain/trochanteric bursitis
  • SI / low back pain
  • Most chronic tendinopathies

How effective is the ASTYM system?

Clinical outcomes from across the country indicate that 88% of all patients treated with the ASTYM system achieve improved function and decreased pain; even if the condition is chronic and previous treatment has been unsuccessful.


Call Harper Physical Therapy Today at (623) 742-7338