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Physical Therapy

Physical therapy helps people reach their highest possible level of function and independence in daily life through therapeutic exercise, therapeutic modalities, gait training, balance/coordination training, manual therapy, transfer training, and education and patient/family training. 

We treat adults with a variety of diagnoses including; Stroke (CVA), Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Traumatic Brain Injury, Orthopedic Injuries, Neck and Back pain, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Chronic Pain Syndromes and Fibromyalgia, Headache and Migraine Management, Lymphedema, Balance and Vestibular Disorders, Breast Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, and Cancer Related Fatigue.

Our Physical Therapists work to improve function, renew independence, and restore quality of life by addressing our patients’ specific needs.  We increase joint range of motion, restore strength, and improve coordination while reducing pain and inflammation through a variety of manual therapies and modalities.  Our physical therapists work closely with you and your physician to provide individualized care and have completed specialized training in:  manual lymphatic drainage and complete decongestive therapy (CDT) to treat lymphedema, craniosacral therapy and Bowen techniques to address chronic pain and headaches, FES bike and Bioness L300 technologies to treat stroke, MS and other neurological impairments , and BTE isokinetic training for state-of-the-art strengthening and rehabilitation.


General Physical Therapy

Our physical therapists practice at the Johns Hopkins Musculoskeletal Center in Columbia, Md and can address a full range of physical therapy needs.

Specialized programs include:

Johns Hopkins Performing Artist Physical Therapy Program

The Johns Hopkins performing arts rehabilitation program, located aims to evaluate, treat and educate performing artists such as dancers, singers, figure skaters and musicians. Our goal is to help you express your very best in your form of art, whether it’s a hobby or a profession.

Johns Hopkins Sports Medicine Program

Whether you are a professional athlete or just suffered an injury performing your favorite sport, our sports medicine experts are here to help get you back in action. Specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation and orthopedics provide medical care and treatment to professional and recreational athletes of all ages and skill levels at our Columbia, Md clinic.

Q&A - Sports Medicine Rehabilitation

John Shipley, a physical therapist at the Johns Hopkins Musculoskeletal Center in Columbia, Maryland, discusses common soccer injuries and how a specialized approach can help athletes recover and perform better.


Lymphedema Management Program

Our lymphedema therapists treat lymphedema of the upper and lower extremities, as well as the face, neck, chest/abdomen and genitals.  Our clinicians are certified in manual lymph drainage (MLD), and complete decongestive therapy (CDT).  Treatment with home programs may include day/night compression garments, pneumatic compression including Flexitouch, and training for self MLD, compression wrapping and use/care of compression garments. 

Our state-of-the-art technology includes Low-Level Laser Therapy for the treatment of lymphedema and related fibrosis.

Lymphedema Therapy Before and After Breast Surgery

Lymphedema therapists give preoperative instruction to patients with breast cancer. We also follow up postoperatively to address complications of axillary cording, chest and upper extremity lymphedema, scar management, strengthening and cancer-related fatigue. We work closely with the Breast Cancer Team and Tumor Board at Howard County General Hospital.

Headache/Migraine Management

Our skilled clinicians work with you and your physician to help manage chronic headaches/migraines. We utilize craniosacral therapy, Bowen techniques, gentle manual therapy techniques, and stress management education/training. Our new facility has individual manual therapy rooms and a quiet setting to enhance your health and well-being.

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