Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation

Your body is made to move. Houston Methodist’s orthopedic, physical and occupational therapy specialists are here to help you recover from:

 

  • Arthritis
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Sports-related injuries

 

By incorporating advanced techniques and technology into a personalized treatment plan specific to your needs, our therapists will get you back to your everyday routine and the activities you enjoy.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy can help you get relief from pain and regain strength after injury or surgery. Our licensed physical therapists, physical therapy assistants and skilled technicians work together to evaluate your needs and deliver a treatment plan that’s right for you.

 

Through exercise, education, the latest equipment and a tailored discharge plan, our highly trained physical therapists improve your:

  • Strength
  • Endurance
  • Mobility/range of motion
  • Balance and coordination

 

In addition, our orthopedics and sports medicine physicians are on the premises, which allows for closer therapist-physician interactions.

 

Find a physical therapy location that’s convenient for you

Occupational Therapy

Our certified occupational therapists treat and rehabilitate hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder injuries and conditions. In collaboration with your surgeon, our therapists develop a rehabilitation plan specific to your needs and use custom bracing and splinting to aid in your therapy and help restore function.

 

We treat acute traumatic injuries, including:

  • Crushed fingers
  • Fractures
  • Amputations
  • Lacerations with nerve damage

 

We also treat repetitive-motion injuries, including:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • De Quervain’s tenosynovitis – a painful inflammation of tendons in the thumb, extending to the wrist
  • Tennis elbow

 

Occupational Therapy Treatment Locations

Central | East | North | Northwest | Southeast | Southwest | West

Certified Hand Therapy

The hand is a delicate network of bones, tendons, ligaments and cartilage and is vital to everyday activities of work and play. This also makes the hand vulnerable to a number of injuries and conditions, including:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome (repetitive movement)
  • Fractures and sprains from sports and athletics
  • Arthritis (joint inflammation)
  • Trigger finger (a condition in which one of your fingers gets stuck in a bent position)
  • Tendonitis (inflammation, irritation and swelling of a tendon)

 

Houston Methodist’s certified hand therapists are trained in the latest techniques in hand and upper extremity rehabilitation — ensuring patients recover quickly and safely. The team also educates patients about their hand-related injuries and conditions, wound care, splinting and how to manage their rehabilitation.

 

Certified Hand Therapy Services

While the primary focus of hand therapy is on strengthening and restoring range of motion and function, our certified hand therapists are uniquely trained in the following specialized diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation options:

  • Manual therapy
  • Functional capacity evaluation
  • Gratson technique
  • Ultrasound

 

Our certified hand therapists will work with you to develop an individualized plan of treatment that can offer a pain-free recovery, so you can resume your normal activities.

 

Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic therapy is an alternative form of rehabilitation that uses a comfortable, low-impact and pain-free exercise environment to help patients regain strength, flexibility, endurance and mobility. Houston Methodist’s aquatic therapy facilities offer the latest technology, including: 

  • Underwater treadmills
  • Therapy jets
  • Flotation devices
  • Chairlifts for patients requiring assistance entering or exiting the pool

 

Our specially trained aquatic therapists are skilled in evaluating your needs and developing a customized plan for your rehabilitation.

 

Conditions Treated by Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic therapy can aid in the recovery from a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Chronic pain syndromes
  • Hip bursitis and replacements
  • Injuries and disorders affecting muscles, bones and joints
  • Joint replacements
  • Knee scopes and replacements
  • Postsurgical pain
  • Rehabilitation following stroke or brain injury

 

Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

Water has many unique properties that make it the ideal environment for rehabilitation.

  • Buoyancy allows for easier body movements — helping you stand for longer periods of time and move stiff joints.
  • The natural resistance of water increases muscle strength and allows for smooth, non-jerky movements.
  • The pressure of water on the body can help strengthen the heart and challenge the lungs. This can significantly benefit patients with conditions like venous stasis (a complication from poor circulation in the legs).
  • Warm water helps relax tense and constricted muscles, soothes aching joints and allows a wider range of motion in affected areas.

 

Aquatic Therapy Treatment Locations

Pediatric Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

Your child deserves the latest treatments available, delivered in a supportive and compassionate environment. At Houston Methodist, our licensed physical, occupational and speech-language therapists provide specialized therapy using advanced equipment and effective techniques to rehabilitate children of all ages, from infants through adolescents.

 

Pediatric Physical Therapy 

Pediatric physical therapy can improve gait, mobility, gross motor function and developmental skills. We offer the following pediatric physical therapy treatment options:

  • Coordination activities
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Balance training
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Sensory integration
  • Equipment and assistive-device instructions

 

Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Pediatric occupational therapy focuses on the treatment of upper-extremity conditions that affect a child’s fine motor abilities. We offer treatment options to improve motor skills, including:

  • Feeding skills
  • Handwriting
  • Cognition
  • Daily living activities
  • Self-help skills

 

Pediatric Speech-Language Therapy

Pediatric speech-language therapy improves or corrects a child’s language and speech defects. It can also improve swallowing as well as cognition. Our specialists provide treatment focusing on:

  • Enhancing articulation
  • Expressive communication
  • Receptive communication
  • Fluency
  • Auditory and linguistic processing
  • Oral motor skills
  • Pragmatic and social skills

 

Pediatric Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Treatment Locations

Let us help you get moving again

If you need a physical therapy referral, call 713.790.3333 to find a doctor.

If you already have a physical therapy referral, choose one of our convenient locations below.

 

Locations

Central | East | North | Northwest | South | Southeast | Southwest | West

Central

Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at Texas Medical Center
6560 Fannin St., Scurlock Tower, Suite 400
Houston, Texas 77030
713.441.8411
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Types of Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy


Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at Texas Medical Center
Pelvic Health Rehabilitation
6560 Fannin St., Suite  2100
Houston, TX 77030
713.441.9220
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Types of Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy
Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Bellaire
5505 W. Loop South Fwy.
Houston, Texas 77081
713.441.8400

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Types of Rehabilitation

  • Physical Therapy


Houston Methodist Outpatient Rehabilitation in Rice University Area
1701 Sunset Blvd., Suite  6100
Houston, Texas 77005
713.441.7406
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Types of Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy

East

Houston Methodist Physical & Occupational Therapy at Baytown
Outpatient Center
1677 W. Baker Rd., Suite 1701
Baytown, TX 77521
281.420.6840
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Types of Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy

North

Houston Methodist Outpatient Rehabilitation at The Woodlands
17183 Interstate 45 S.
Medical Office Building 1, Suite 210
The Woodlands, Texas 77385
936.270.3520
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Types of Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy
Houston Methodist Outpatient Rehabilitation in Conroe
4015 Interstate 45 N., Suite 120
Conroe, Texas 77304
936.270.4670
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Types of Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy

Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at The Woodlands
17201 Interstate 45 S.
The Woodlands, TX 77385
936.270.2000
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Types of Rehabilitation
  • Occupational Therapy

Northwest

Houston Methodist Sports Medicine Rehabilitation Services at Willowbrook
13802 Centerfield Drive, Suite 200
Houston, Texas 77070
281.737.4325
Fax: 281.737.4326
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Types of Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy

South

Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Pearland
8520 W. Broadway St., Suite 100
Pearland, Texas 77584
281.977.7445
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Types of Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy

Southeast

Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Pasadena
6243 Fairmont Pkwy., Suite 105
Pasadena, Texas 77505
281.867.1852
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Types of Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy

Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Nassau Bay
18100 Houston Methodist Dr., Suite 100
Nassau Bay, Texas 77058
281.333.8806
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Types of Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pediatric Physical Therapy

Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Physical & Aquatic Therapy
2020 NASA Pkwy., Suite 150
Nassau Bay, Texas 77058
281.523.2171
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Types of Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy
  • AquaticTherapy

Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in League City

2220 E. League City Pkwy., Suite 100
League City, TX 77573
281.523.3400
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Types of Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy
Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Friendswood
415 East Parkwood Dr. (FM 528)
Friendswood, Texas 77546
281.648.4250
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Types of Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy

Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Texas City
2401D FM 646 W
Dickinson, Texas 77539
281.337.1810
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Types of Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy

Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Texas City
1310 34th St., Suite D
Texas City, Texas 77590
409.948.1217
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Types of Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy


Southwest

Houston Methodist Outpatient Rehabilitation Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center
5601 S. Braeswood Blvd., Suite 106
Houston, Texas 77096
713.441.8301
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Types of Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy

Houston Methodist Physical & Occupational Therapy at Sugar Land
16811 Southwest Fwy., Suite 100
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
281.275.0450
Get Directions
Types of Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Aquatic Therapy
Houston Methodist Neuroscience & Spine Center at Sugar Land
16605 Southwest Fwy., Suite 115
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
281.274.7979
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Types of Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
Houston Methodist Physical Therapy in Sienna Plantation
8330 Hwy. 6, Suite 200
Missouri City, Texas 77459
281.274.7667
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Types of Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy

Houston Methodist Outpatient Rehabilitation at West
18300 Katy Fwy.
Medical Office Building 2, Suite 525
Houston, Texas 77094
832.522.8200
Get Directions
Types of Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
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