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Physical Therapy

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

Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday
1st Tuesday of the month open at 8:30am
Semester hours exceptions

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.

The UHS Physical Therapy Clinic is located conveniently on campus and open to UT students, faculty, and staff.

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 warm or cold packs, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, and 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.

Our Physical Therapy Team

Our licensed physical therapists and physical therapy assistants form a strong clinical team with tremendous expertise, patience, and passion for learning and for helping people feel better day by day.

Meet the Team

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