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Newport Physical Therapists

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  • 18 years in business
Linda C.
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About 35 years ago I suffered a cervical spinal cord injury. Fortunately my paralysis was temporary although I still had uneven strength throughout my body. After several years of both physical and occupational therapy I began weight training at a local fitness center. I continued doing this for several years until pregnancy and childbirth caused me to stop for a long period of time. My child grew older and a new gym opened near my home. I was very excited about it because I definitely felt stronger, healthier and happier when I was exercising regularly. It was there that I first met and worked with Glenn VanLeuven. After several sessions with Glenn I knew that I wanted to continue to work with him. Working with him I was able to achieve levels of fitness that I never would have reached on my own. That was over 15 years ago. To this day I still work with Glenn 3 times a week even through injuries and broken bones. Now as I age, my mobility is not what it used to be but I firmly believe that Glenn's technique, knowledge and encouragement have kept me on my feet and active for these last 15 years and hopefully for many more.

The Health Clinic
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  • 19 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Nadine P.
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Outstanding session with a knowledgeable and caring therapist who identified my problems areas and offered very helpful advice. Highly recommended.

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    Patricia R.
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    When I met Beth for the first time I was on oxygen 24/7, and I was very unsteady on my feet and using a cane. I wasn't driving and had many medical problems. A friend of mine insisted I call Senior-Fit for help, especially for my breathing problems. I was unable to even tie my shoes without a lot of difficulty and had fallen several times. At this point in my life, my husband was doing everything for me. That was in January 2015 when we started...twice a week at my home for 1 hour sessions thru August 2015. Fast forward to March 2017, my medications have been reduced, the edema I had been suffering with is gone. I am no longer dependent on oxygen: I am now going to chair yoga classes in a group setting. My anxiety and depression have lifted and I am able to return to my regular chores and outside activities at a 76 years young person's ability. To say Senior-Fit saved my life is an understatement. My trainer helped me regain my physical activity; helped me to meditate on a regular basis and taught me hoe to breathe normally. She is patient caring, understanding and has become a friend I can count on. I thank God for bringing her into my life at a very crucial time. P.R. age 76, Portsmouth RI, March 28, 2017

    • 28 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack

    For 25 years Blackstone Valley Physical Therapy Services, Inc. has been an independent, physical therapist owned, private practice that has been serving the residents of the Blackstone Valley; helping them get back to the activities they want and need to do in the office, at home, or on the field. Our staff of licensed therapists focuses on you, the individual, as we help you get to the level you want to be, and beyond! We utilize both manual therapy and exercise in our physical therapy treatments to improve your mobility and strength to help you reach your goals without our convenient location and hours. Once you get to that level, you can take advantage of our Wellness Program to reach your full potential and capitalize on your gains and improved fitness.


    Are you looking for a conservative, natural solution to your headaches, neck pain, or back pain? Do you have sciatica or a pinched nerve, or perhaps, are you looking for ways to get healthy and stay healthy while avoiding drugs and surgery? If so, your search begins and ends at Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation.


    We are a physical therapy private practice that has been in business for 30 years. Our reputation is built on very friendly and personable care within a professional but relaxed atmosphere. We are a very customer service-oriented group, with a staff of knowledgeable professionals. We are great at making PT fun, and we bring a great deal of heart and sincerity to our work.


    I provide expert personal training, nutrition goals, massage, and personal therapy. I only charge 45 dollars an hour.

    • 6 years in business

    Muldowney Physical Therapy clinic specializes in low back pain


    I am a MA licensed physical therapist assistant with 16 years of experience in orthopedics, geriatrics and pediatrics. I am available to travel to your home and work with you to get you back to your pre-existing condition and get you back on track so you're able to do what you want most. I look forward to working with you.

    • 3 years in business

    Insurance Carriers: Blue Cross -TUFTS - Harvard Pilgrim Health Care - Aetna - United Health Care - Workers Compensation Insurance


    At Fusion Physical Therapy, our philosophy is founded on providing specialized care performed solely by skilled, licensed physical therapists and assistants. Every patient and the nature of their injury is unique. As such, our physical therapists will work one-on-one with each of our patients to customize the rehabilitation according to their needs and abilities. We have also formed close working relationships with many of the medical establishments in the surrounding areas. We believe that by maintaining a high level of communication between the referring physician and our therapists, we enhance the continuity of care during the rehabilitation process and beyond.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    What are the different types of physical therapy?

    Physical therapists work with people who have been injured or people who are ill to improve their movement and help them manage their pain. The U.S. Department of Labor explains that physical therapists “are often an important part of rehabilitation, treatment, and prevention of patients with chronic conditions, illnesses, or injuries.” Physical therapists can also choose to specialize in one of nine areas. According to the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, these areas of specialization are:

    • Cardiovascular and Pulmonary
    • Clinical Electrophysiology
    • Geriatrics
    • Neurology
    • Oncology
    • Orthopaedics
    • Pediatrics
    • Sports and
    • Women's Health


    The national average cost for a physical therapist is $60 to $80, although it will cost more if the patient is paying for services out of pocket rather than through insurance. If you have insurance and want to work with a physical therapist for a specialty area, such as oncology or geriatrics, you may need a referral from your general practitioner. Patients who are paying directly for services can often contact the physical therapist directly.

    What exactly does a physical therapist do?

    A physical therapist is a health care provider who assists patients with mobility improvement and pain management. Often patients are referred to a physical therapist by a primary care doctor or specialist for help recovering from a surgery or traumatic injury, such as a car crash. Physical therapists help patients manage pain that results from chronic disease and other illness. Physical therapy can help enhance mobility when patients are faced with neurological disorders, such as after a stroke, and provide relief from arthritis or other mobility and pain issues.   

    A physical therapist uses medical exercise equipment and exercises to empower patients to regain flexibility and mobility where possible. They may use treadmills, steps, medicine balls, resistance bands, isometric exercises, weights and more to improve muscle control and movement. A physical therapist uses physical movement to help heal the patient, but also can sometimes prescribe medication as appropriate. A physical therapist can also become board certified in one of nine specialty areas.

    Why is physical therapy important?

    Physical therapy can help you recover range of motion and ease pain after injury, accident or illness. Many people are prescribed physical therapy by their primary care doctor or specialist after a car accident, surgery or sports-related injury. You don’t need a doctor’s referral to start physical therapy, but unless you are paying out of pocket for the services, your insurance provider might require a referral. Physical therapy is also a medical solution for pain associated with chronic illness such as osteoarthritis and can be used for recovery after a stroke or other neurological disorders.

    Physical therapy teaches you how to move your body in a safe and healing way to regain strength and movement. During a physical therapy session, the PT will teach you to use medical exercise equipment and approved exercises to regain your lost flexibility and improve your mobility where possible. You may use treadmills, steps, medicine balls, resistance bands, isometric exercises, weights and more. From young children to seniors, patients of any age can benefit from the science-based movements and exercises that encourage flexibility, rebuild muscle, and ease stiff joints.

    How much does a physical therapy session cost?

    The national average cost for a physical therapy session is $60 to $80, although the cost may be higher if the patient pays out of pocket for the services instead of being covered by insurance. Physical therapy sessions may last from 30 to 120 minutes, depending on the therapist and your medical needs. When paying out of pocket, session rates may range from an average of $75-$300 or more, depending on the location, length of session, and specialization of the therapist. Standard out-of-pocket rates average $150 per session. According to the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, physical therapists may become board certified in one of nine specialties: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary, Clinical Electrophysiology, Geriatrics, Neurology, Oncology, Orthopaedics, Pediatrics, Sports, and Women's Health. To receive this board specialist certification, the physical therapist must complete a minimum of 2,000 hours of clinical work in their specialty area and pass an exam. A physical therapist who is board certified in a specialty may charge higher rates to account for their advanced training and expertise.

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