Physical therapists are licensed health care professionals who can help patients reduce pain and improve or restore mobility - in many cases without expensive surgery and often reducing the need for long-term use of prescription medications and their side effects.
Physical therapists can teach patients how to prevent or manage their condition so that they will achieve long-term health benefits. PTs examine each individual and develop a plan, using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. In addition, PTs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.
Just inside the Wellness Center on the right hand side, you will find the Mayo Clinic Physical Therapy desk. Mayo staff are experts in evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic and recreational injuries. They utilize both the Wellness Center equipment and the indoor pools. Patients do not have to be YMCA members to receive physical therapy services.