Physical and Occupational Therapy

sports medicine and rehab

You don't have to live with pain. Physical therapy can help you enjoy an active life as a part of your overall health plan. Whether you are an elite athlete or just want to participate in everyday activities, working with a licensed therapist can relieve pain and increase mobility so you can get back to the things you enjoy. 

Schedule an Appointment

At Memorial Hermann, we make it convenient to get the treatment you need through direct access to physical therapy. Direct access allows you to seek and receive evaluation and treatment from a physical therapist without the need to see another provider first - no referral required. We offer direct access to physical therapy at Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation clinics as well as Memorial Hermann | Rockets Sports Medicine Institute facilities.

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What is Physical Therapy?

The goal of physical therapy is to reduce pain, improve mobility, and restore your body’s functional abilities, without medication or surgery. Our therapists will evaluate your needs and create a comprehensive plan. We use evidence-based treatments and therapies to improve strength and mobility, to help your body function to its fullest potential. In many cases, physical therapy can help you avoid surgery.

How Does Physical Therapy Work?

Physical therapy with Memorial Hermann starts with a comprehensive initial evaluation, including a discussion of your current condition and specific health goals. Your therapist will determine if physical therapy is the right option for you. Next, your therapist will develop a plan of care to find the relief you need. Your plan will include a combination of in-clinic sessions and at-home exercises to maintain progress. 

What to Expect From Physical Therapy

Benefits of Physical Therapy

Our proven techniques can return your body to a stronger, more functional state.

  • Improve mobility and motion
  • Reduce or eliminate pain with minimal to no medication*
  • Avoid unnecessary surgery*
  • Recover from and prevent future injuries
  • Improve balance to reduce the risk of falls
  • Increase and improve strength, mobility and function

*in many cases

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Are you experiencing pain or recovering from an injury?

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Conditions We Treat

Physical therapy is a valuable tool for orthopedic and musculoskeletal injury, cardiovascular diseases, neurological conditions, and many others.

  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Balance
  • Burns
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Developmental delays
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Deconditioning
  • Dislocations
  • Falls
  • Fractures
  • Hand injuries
  • Headaches
  • Incontinence
  • Joint Pain
  • Lymphedema
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pelvic pain
  • Post COVID-19
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Sports injuries
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibular dysfunction
  • Parkinson's disease 

Physical Therapy Specialties

At Memorial Hermann, we provide targeted exercise and associated intervention to optimize the body’s function from the inside out. This includes everything from joint manipulation and custom exercise regimens to more passive treatments such as active release, dry needling and Graston Technique/IASTM. By focusing on providing education as well as relieving stress and other physical conditions, we help promote positive recovery aspects and teach our patients how to treat themselves.

Learn more about the advanced physical therapy treatments and procedures we offer by visiting the following pages:

Memorial Hermann | Rockets Sports Medicine Institute

In addition to our Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation clinics, Memorial Hermann | Rockets Sports Medicine Institute are invaluable partners for athletes looking to recover from their injuries faster and push their body’s performance to its peak. Our team of renowned physical therapists and sports performance specialists work together to develop comprehensive performance and rehab plans for any age and skill level. Some of our staff even serve as team physicians and sports medicine experts for several major professional sports teams as well as university athletic departments.

Our state-of-the-art Rockets Sports Medicine Institute facilities provide local athletes with access to a comprehensive suite of human performance testing services. With everything from gait analysis to new VO2 Max oxygen usage tests, our staff can accurately measure current performance levels and provide data-driven feedback for future exercise regimens.

We also partner with affiliated physicians to help athletes of all ages bounce back from sports injuries and up their games to a new level. These physicians are available to work with patients at several institute locations, including:

Whether you’re dealing with back, shoulder or knee injuries, or require professional orthopedic surgical treatment, our staff is trained and certified to assist you. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment for a clinical evaluation.

TIRR Memorial Hermann and the Rehabilitation Network

TIRR Memorial Hermann is a nationally recognized rehabilitation hospital that returns lives interrupted by neurological illness or trauma back to independence. TIRR Memorial Hermann and the Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Network offers inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation for children and adults.

Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment for a clinical evaluation.

Convenient Physical Therapy Facilities Near You

If pain is holding you back, it's time to find some relief. Schedule an initial evaluation so you can be on your way to a life with less pain and more mobility. No physician referral is required, and physical therapy appointments are available now. Call (713) 521-0020 or 1-888-301-8477 for an appointment.

We have more than 35 physical therapy facilities conveniently located across the following regions of Houston.

Direct Access

Memorial Hermann now offers direct access to physical therapy - you can now seek and receive treatment from a physical therapist without a referral.

FAQs About Direct Access to physical therapy

Ready for Relief?

If you’re interested in finding relief through physical or occupational therapy, the therapists at Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation are here to help. Request an initial evaluation appointment by filling out the form below or calling (713) 521-0020 or (888) 301-8477.


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