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Physical Therapy

Georgia Southern University Health Services operates a low-cost, on-site physical therapy service which can provide physical therapy to students referred by our providers or outside medical providers.

If you are seen by one of our providers and require physical therapy, our staff will assist you with scheduling these appointments.

To Outside Providers: Outside referrals for physical therapy are accepted and encouraged. Please send a physical therapy order with the student including date, diagnosis, order to evaluate and treat. The order should also Include any specific protocols, precautions or contraindications. If you need to speak to a therapist, please call 912-478-3973. The order can also be faxed to 912-478-2150. The student will need to contact us to schedule an appointment.

Hours of operation

Hours of operation are from 8am to 12pm and 1pm to 5pm, Monday – Thursday and 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 5pm on Friday when Health Services is open.

They are located on the Second floor of Health Services, Room 2008.

*Physical therapy services include but are not limited to:

  • Evaluation
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Therapeutic activities
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Ultrasound
  • Phonophoresis
  • Cervical and lumbar mechanical traction
  • Moist heat
  • Ice
  • Vasopneumatic compression
  • Manual therapy
  • Gait Training
  • Balance training
  • Conditioning
  • Graston Technique
* We do not have a massage therapist or acupuncturist on staff.

 

Common conditions treated by physical therapy:

  • Orthopedic conditions:
    • Low back pain
    • Hip pain
    • Neck pain
    • Shoulder pain
    • Hand, wrist, and elbow pain
    • Knee Pain
    • Foot/Ankle pain
  • Joint and Soft-tissue Injuries
    • Sprains and strains
    • Hand injuries
    • Fractures
    • Dislocations
    • Pre- and post-surgical conditions
    • Headaches
  • Workplace Injuries
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cumulative trauma
    • Back injuries
  • Arthritic conditions
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sports Injuries
    • Overuse and trauma in recreational and professional athletes
  • Vertigo
    • Dizziness/Imbalance
    • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

Last updated: 4/25/2017