The mission of the Norfolk Physical Therapy Center is to restore the health and improve the future of the individuals and employers with whom we work through provision of skilled and compassionate physical therapy. Basically we are here to help you feel better, and take your life back. Our motto is "the help you need for the results you want". Come visit NPTC where, after a few visits, everybody will "know your name".
Our 8,450 square foot clinic provides room for a full range of therapies and treatments while offering free and convenient parking as well as flexible hours. Aquatic Therapy is available in our 30' x 10' heated therapeutic pool. More »
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- AQUATIC THERAPY
- EXTREMITY JOINT REHABILITATION
- FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY EVALUATION
- INDEPENDENT POOL
- INJURY PREVENTION EDUCATION & CONSULTATION
- SPINAL REHAB
- WORK CONDITIONING
- WORKERS COMPENSATION
NPTC is dedicated to providing FREE educational resources and tutorials for those in pain. Please visit the link below to access our video library and explore useful tips for preventing dysfunction and reducing the affects of common ailments
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I know if therapy will help me?
We see a wide variety of conditions including neck, back, shoulder, and various extremity related problems and have an excellent track record of success. That's why we offer, "the help you need for the results you want." You never know unless you try.
2. I tried therapy before and it didn't help a lot so there is no point in me coming to see you... right?
WRONG! Many of our patients have improved dramatically after failing to get relief either at other therapy locations or with medications and injections. If you are continuing to have problems, give us a call and be sure to check out our success stories, some of which include patients who were unsuccessful elsewhere.
3. What is different about therapy at NPTC?
We have included everything you might need at one location, (including an indoor heated pool!) and can offer you a full spectrum of modalities. In addition to our well-equipped gym, skilled manual therapy (including myofascial, structural bodywork, and joint related techniques) is available to address all aspects of your condition. With over 50 years of experience in the field, we have all the tools you need get back to living a pain free lifestyle.
4. How long will I have to be in therapy to know if it is going to help?
In most cases, you and the therapist will both know within about a week if we are going to be able to help you or not. Of course, all injuries vary in complexity, and in some cases it may take a little longer if we have to gather any MRI or diagnostic reports to integrate with our examination findings to get the full picture.
5. Will it hurt?
In most cases, NO. Certain conditions, like a stiff Total Knee or Adhesive Capsulitis, may require more forceful stretching; however, you are always in control and even these extreme cases involve less pain than you may think. (After all, whatever problem you may have, we have likely seen it at least dozens if not hundreds of times.)
6. I can't swim and I'm nervous about the pool! Do I have to get in?
No – No one is forced to get in the pool. BUT, there is a stair step entry with railings as well as a mechanical lift to help you enter/exit the pool if you have mobility problems. Fixed at a relaxing 97°, the pool has a very shallow end with a whirlpool and extends 30 feet in length to a 7 foot deep well for floating traction. Treatment is one-on-one with a skilled therapist and many people who are initially worried find it WONDERFUL. One of our own patients refers to it as the "healing waters." Of course men's and women's private locker rooms and changing areas are provided.