Physical therapists evaluate, treat and educate patients to help prevent or alleviate pain and dysfunction. Physical therapists employ a variety of treatment techniques to increase motion, increase strength, and improve balance and decrease pain. The physical therapists at Heritage Valley Health System work in conjunction with your physician to ensure that your treatment plan is individualized to meet your specific needs, taking into consideration all of your other medical needs. We respect the relationship you develop with your therapist and try to set up your appointments with the same therapist to maintain continuity of care. Another role of the physical therapist is to ensure that your expectations for recovery are considered when establishing your treatment plan. The therapists at Heritage Valley Health System, on your first visit, will listen to your individual needs and help you set realistic targets for recovery and work closely with you to meet those goals.