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KEEP MOVIN’ with The Movement Specialists

Ask any healthy, older person “what’s the secret to longevity?” The answer almost invariably is “KEEP MOVIN!” However, often times pain, injury, surgery, dysfunction, balance issues or fear has limited your ability to keep moving.


Did you know that Physical Therapists are considered the movement specialists? According to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Physical Therapists (PTs) are highly-educated, licensed health care professionals. They have the most specialized education to help people restore and improve motion, in many cases without expensive surgery and often reducing the need for long-term use of prescription medications and their side effects. Physical therapists are specialists at relieving pain and dysfunction due to injury or surgery and in restoring function whether your issue is due to motion issues, weakness, balance or just fear.


You have probably seen Progressive Physical Therapy’s tagline of Relieve, Rebuild and Restore, but, may not have realized that those three words highlight the treatment approach to almost every physical therapy treatment approach. The physical therapists at Progressive Physical Therapy teach patients how to prevent or manage their condition so that they will achieve long-term health benefits. By examining each individual a plan of care is developed, using various treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability.


Relief is phase one of treatment and the goal in this phase is to relieve any issues preventing an individual from moving and doing activities that are important to them. It could be pain, inflammation, muscle spasm, balance issues, muscle weakness and/or many other factors. Rebuilding is phase two and begins once relief is obtained. This phase involves rebuilding strength, motion, balance and other limitations to get to the final phase of treatment, which is restoration. Emphasis in the restoration phase of treatment concerns the restoration of function to return the individual to the most optimal level of function as possible. This final phase involves a progression of activities that ultimately build on one another to maximize function for every individual.


Whether your condition is acute or chronic, surgical or injury related, orthopedic or neurological the key to healing is to KEEP MOVIN’. Progressive Physical Therapy offers treatment in both an aquatic/pool environment and a land based program for a wide range of conditions to Keep you Movin’. The clinic’s tradition is and always will be placing emphasis on quality patient outcomes that are cost effective and maximize every patient visit. The clinic accomplishes this goal through a combination of skilled and highly trained staff with knowledge of the most up to date treatment techniques and equipment available.

Although the cost of healthcare continues to increase, the benefits of physical therapy are numerous, and Progressive is no exception to this rule. The utilization of physical therapy is proven to decrease to the overall cost of patient care, especially when performed early. Early physical therapy following an injury or surgery results in less medication usage, less testing and a quicker and more complete recovery. Oftentimes, incomplete recovery occurs when one does not perform critical activities and exercises to promote full recovery, resulting in additional injury. Patient education provided with all treatment programs at Progressive Physical Therapy facilitates this recovery process, lessening the likelihood of re-injury and gives the patient more control over their condition.

Progressive Physical Therapy offers general physical therapy, aquatic therapy, spine therapy in its spine center, industrial rehabilitation/return to work programs, neurological therapy including a balance and fall program and women’s health. All treatment is patient centered and focuses on patient education and empowering patients to take control of their injury, disability or condition. Common conditions treated include; back and neck injury/pain, sacroiliac joint condition, shoulder strain/sprain and rotator cuff tears, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, knee and ankle sprains and strains, foot pain/plantar fasciitis, total joint replacement rehabilitation, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis/compression fractures and various women’s health issues such incontinence, pregnancy and post-pregnancy pain and pelvic floor dysfunction, just to name a few.

If you are suffering from any condition that has limited your ability to KEEP MOVIN’, contact our office or contact your physician and see if physical therapy may be beneficial. To find out more about Progressive Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Center, and how we can KEEP YOU MOVIN’, or to schedule an appointment, call one of the offices: Cumberland 301-729-3485, Keyser 304-788-7816 or Romney at 304-822-6024. Also, check out our website at where we offer information about our clinic and staff as well as informational articles regarding various medical conditions. 

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