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Ask For a Referral

You'll need a referral for rehabilitation services at Virginia Hospital Center. For more information, talk to your doctor or call us at 703.558.6507.

Physical Therapy

Look to the skilled physical therapists at Virginia Hospital Center to help you reduce pain, build strength, improve your balance, move easier and more.

Conditions We Treat

Your doctor may recommend physical therapy if you experience:

Physical Therapy After Surgery

Your doctor also may recommend physical therapy to help you recover from surgery, such as joint replacement surgery.

What to Expect

During your first visit, your physical therapist will assess your condition, ask about your treatment goals and create a personalized care plan.

Physical Therapy Treatments

Your physical therapist will recommend the best treatments for your needs. Your care plan may include:

  • Body mechanics education – Teaches you how to move in a way that places less stress on your body
  • Biofeedback – Uses special sensors, a computer and video monitor to help you learn how to control bodily functions you're not usually aware of
  • Dry needling – Uses fine, flexible, sterile needles to release muscles to decrease pain and improve range of motion and function
  • Gait training – Improves your walking abilities
  • Hot and cold packs – Treat pain and inflammation
  • Iontophoresis – Uses a weak electrical current and medication to help reduce inflammation
  • Joint mobilization – Helps reduce pain and improve range of motion
  • Muscle reeducation – Helps you better control your movements
  • Neuromuscular electrical stimulation – Uses electric impulses to assist with training or to test the neural and/or muscular function
  • Real-time ultrasound therapy – Shows how your muscles contract and relax
  • Taping – Supports your joints, muscles and tendons
  • Therapeutic exercises – Improve your strength, flexibility or range of motion

Stroke Recovery Story

Tiffani Blackwell and her husband

Tiffani was only 31 and newly engaged when she experienced a stroke that left her paralyzed on her right side. Learn about how the stroke rehabilitation team at Virginia Hospital Center helped Tiffani relearn how to walk in time for her wedding 6 months later.

Access Mayo Clinic’s Expertise

As part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Virginia Hospital Center brings the world-renowned expertise and knowledge of Mayo Clinic to our community. How can I access the expertise of Mayo Clinic? It’s simple – all you need is to be under the care of a physician on Virginia Hospital’s Center medical Staff. 

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Related Locations

  • Main Hospital
    Main Hospital

    703-558-5000

    1701 N George Mason Drive
    Arlington, VA 22205