Symptoms and Conditions

Physical therapists can treat a wide variety of medical conditions, depending on their specialty.

Some conditions that can benefit from this type of treatment are:

  • Cardiopulmonary conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis (CF) and post-myocardial infarction (MI)
  • Hand therapy for conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and trigger finger
  • Musculoskeletal dysfunction such as back pain, rotator cuff tears, and temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ)
  • Neurological conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injuries, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, vestibular dysfunction, and traumatic brain injuries
  • Pediatric conditions such as developmental delays, cerebral palsy, and muscular dystrophy
  • Sports-related injuries, such as concussion and tennis elbow
  • Women’s health and pelvic floor dysfunction, such as urinary incontinence and lymphedema
  • Other cases that may benefit include burns, wound care, and diabetic ulcers.

Use the tool below to get information about these and other symptoms and conditions.