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Physical Therapy

(512) 475-8444
FAX: (512) 232-7918

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday
Wednesdays CLOSED 12pm - 1:30pm
Semester hours exceptions

Physical therapy is available conveniently on campus to UT students, faculty, and staff. When an injury or health condition affects your ability to move comfortably, physical therapy can help. Physical therapy can improve mobility, eliminate pain, help postpone or avoid surgery, optimize recovery after surgery, and prevent future injury.

To see a physical therapist, you need a healthcare provider's referral, similar to a prescription. Students can present a referral from UHS or from an off-campus provider, while faculty and staff need to obtain a referral from an off-campus provider. Referrals can be faxed to 512-232-7918. Charges apply. Insurance is welcome but not required.

What to Expect

At your first visit, the physical therapist will review your medical history, talk with you about your symptoms and diagnosis, and perform a physical evaluation. Your therapist may measure your strength, range of motion, and flexibility, and evaluate your gait, posture, balance, and coordination. She will then work with you to develop your treatment plan and goals to address your individual needs.

What happens at subsequent visits depends on your individual treatment plan. Often, the patient learns and practices exercises to improve strength, balance, and flexibility. The therapist may apply one of several therapeutic modalities (procedures or treatments) such as heat or cold, electrical stimulation, and ultrasound. The therapist may also perform hands-on treatment (manual therapy) such as joint and soft-tissue mobilization and stretching techniques. You may be given homework - exercises or activities to do between visits in order to build upon and sustain progress toward your goals.

What to Wear and Bring

Wear or bring comfortable clothing that permits movement, such as exercise clothes or a t-shirt and shorts. Wear closed-toe athletic shoes. (No flip-flops, please.)

Bring your UT ID card or valid photo ID, your insurance card (if you have insurance), and your referral for physical therapy.

About Our Physical Therapist

Our physical therapist is Gina Wagner, PT, DPT, COMT, ATC, LAT.

Dual-credentialed as a doctor of physical therapy and a licensed athletic trainer, Dr. Wagner brings more than 25 years of experience in the field of rehabilitative orthopedics and sports medicine to UHS.

Dr. Wagner has completed extensive post-graduate training and enthusiastically pursues continuing education and enjoys sharing her knowledge with students and her peers. She has been a certified BACKtoGOLF therapist since 1996, and earned certification as an orthopedic manual therapist from Perth, Western Australia in 2000. In 2012, she received specialty training in the use of the Graston Technique, an instrument-assisted form of soft tissue mobilization.

Dr. Wagner's clinical interests include shoulder, knee, ankle, and foot rehabilitation; sport-specific training and rehabilitation; manual therapy utilizing joint and soft tissue mobilization; core strengthening and stabilization; and spine and postural rehabilitation. She also specializes in biomechanical gait analysis and foot and ankle biomechanical evaluation.

Helpful Links

Health Insurance and UHS
Sports Medicine
UHS Staff
American Physical Therapy Association