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Physical Therapy Services Available at University of Colorado Hospital

Lower Extremity Amputation Therapy

Provides therapy for recovery from lower extremity (leg, foot) amputations and training with use of prosthetics (artificial limbs.) Monthly Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic available to receive a team consultation with a doctor who is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and your physical and occupational therapists.

Aquatic Therapy

Provides physical therapy using the benefits of water to help recover from injuries and reduce pain and weakness related to stroke, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) or chronic neck and back conditions.

Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation

Provides balance retraining for people with balance and dizziness problems with state-of-the-art Balance Master® technology, a machine that can measure the level of balance problems as well as improvement over time.

Bariatric Fitness

A personalized exercise program that focuses on the specific needs of obese patients and patients who have undergone weight loss surgery.

Gait Dysfunction Therapy

Improves gait (walking) ability and mechanics with the use of strengthening machines and a state-of-the-art 3-D video analysis.

Orthopedic Therapy

Treats all joints and related injuries or dysfunctions.

Lymphatic Therapy

Treats severe swelling in the arms and legs with low-stretch compression bandaging.

Neurologic Dysfunction Therapy

Assists with recovery and maximization of ability for patients with acute and chronic neurologic conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s Disease.

Orthotic Fitting

Provide temporary orthotics and fitting for custom orthotics.

Spine Therapy

Uses exercise and body movement training as therapy for:

  • Cervical (spine)
  • Thoracic (chest)
  • Lumbar (back)
  • Sacroiliac (low back and pelvis)
  • TMJ (Jaw dysfunction)
  • Headache
  • Coccyx (tailbone)

Sports Medicine

Provides therapy for sports-related injuries using various:

  • Therapy methods
  • Stretching exercises
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Movement re-education techniques

See the CU Sports Medicine page for more detailed information.

Wound Treatment

Assists the healing of wounds.

Wellness and Conditioning

Improves strength and condition during injury recovery with specially designed programs such as:

  • Fitness
  • Massage
  • Pilates
  • Yoga
  • Seasonal clinics (ski conditioning, bike fitting and others)