Appalachian Physical Therapy, located in Broadway, VA, has been and continues to be a Christian based
Since 1987 Appalachian Physical Therapy has been providing cutting edge physical therapy services to meet the needs of residents in Harrisonburg and its neighborning counties. Our innovative practice focus is primarily outpatient orthopedics with an emphasis on manual skills. We utilize a variety of treatment approaches embracing multiple philosophies with an evidence-informed practice. Conditions
treated include general orthopedics, women's health, spinal disorders, work related injuries, sports medicine, wound care, TMJ dysfunction, lymphedema, arthritic conditions, stroke recovery, and fibromyalgia. Our services include injury prevention and education programs, free physical therapy screenings, and work site analysis. We offer Postural Restoration Institute interventions, dry needling, and fascial manipulation.
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Is dizziness making you wobble? Our physical therapists will work with you to improve balance and stability–and help keep you on your feet.
You won’t regret taking time for you.
Do you have a surgical operation scheduled soon? If so, you might be worried about recovery time. Do you have a physically demanding job or sport? You could be anxious about the effects of demanding activities on your joints and muscles. Know more!
You never know who you’re inspiring just by being you.
Living with pelvic pain or other hard-to-discuss symptoms? Physical therapy can help strengthen your pelvic floor so you might find relief.
Arthritis is a painful ailment that can make a person feel isolated and confined on their path. In order to manage discomfort. Learn more!
Have you heard of ADL's? These are Activities of Daily Living that are necessary for a person to live an independent life. There are six of them that one must be able to perform without difficulty and some of them might surprise you. Keep reading to learn more about ADL's, injury prevention this fall, and the greatest airplane show on earth!
Is hand pain limiting your abilities? Our physical therapists can help! Our customized treatment plans will get you back to where you need to be in no time. 👋
If at first you don’t succeed— learn from it and try again.
Exercise BECAUSE you love your body, not SO you’ll love your body.
Everyone aspires to live a healthy, active, and powerful lifestyle. However, this type of lifestyle is not always simple to maintain, particularly for people who suffer from chronic pain.
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Are you struggling with incontinence, pelvic pain, or sexual dysfunction? It could be your pelvic floor. Our physical therapists can help!
Have questions, or realize you have something that has been causing difficulty with your daily activities that you just can’t seem to shake? If you are experiencing increased tension such as tightness in your neck, leg or body cramps or the inability to straighten up with good posture, this will affect your overall center of gravity and like anything else, you will begin experiencing premature wear and tear. Luckily, Appalachian Physical Therapy is here to help!
Bad posture is a common cause of back discomfort. If your posture is poor, it can put a strain on other parts of your body, causing discomfort, inflammation, and malfunction.
"When I arrived at Appalachian Physical Therapy, I didn't know what to expect, but I received a very warm welcome. Today, is the last day of my therapy and my progress is amazing to me. Sean was easy to talk with and he listened to what I needed, while addressing my problems. I had multiple injuries after the auto accident and the things I could not do are now possible because of the excellent program and good instructions. I feel prepared to face my life as it was before the accident." -Jean W.
Herniated disc pain can be serious, and our team of experts can help you put it in the past! 👏Visit our site today to learn more about our treatment plans and request an appointment.
You are in control of who you are from today forward.
"Before coming to Appalachian to address the pain I was having in my back, hip, and legs, I was using a walker to get around. After treatments of massage therapy, I can now walk without assistance. Many thanks to Bill and the staff for the caring treatment I received." -June F.
Good intentions = good energy 🌙✨
In the meantime, check out these 5 super helpful PT tips about how regular exercise can result in better overall health.
"I came in for physical therapy in a wheel chair due to the swelling of a strained lower back muscle and in relation to lower back surgery two years ago. I found out very quickly that my therapist, Annie, was very knowledgeable and concerned for my condition. All of the staff made me feel comfortable from day one. I came in using a wheel chair and am leaving feeling good and able to go back to work. Thank you Annie!" -Pete R.
Time to step out of your box and do something uncomfy!
Don’t be embarrassed by pelvic pain! Our physical therapists will address your concerns without judgment. 💐 Visit our site to learn more.
"The Appalachian team did an awesome job on me and got me back to normal. Thank you to the dream team!" -Jeff S.
Did you know that your shoulders are the most moveable and flexible joints in your body? They’re made up of a variety of muscles, tendons, and bones, and they’re pretty complicated structures! Learn more.!
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"Sean has been a great help. He has helped me recover from having a lot of pain to having no pain. I would recommend Appalachian because they have a great, caring staff. I want to thank all of them, especially Sean, who has helped me so much. There was a lot of pain and hard work along the way, but it was worth it all. Thank you so much." -Rebecca W.
If you're experiencing problems with your head/neck such as headaches, dizziness or giddiness, Appalachian Physical Therapy can help relieve your pain. We have your back as well as your head and neck!
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A migraine is more than just a bad headache. Rather, migraines are classified as a neurological disease accompanied by symptoms like nausea, fatigue, and throbbing pain. Fortunately, with the right treatment, migraine pain can be managed and in many cases, fully resolved. Visit our website today to learn more! ☀️
"I fell on my right shoulder, which resulted in a lot of pain and minimal range of motion. Dr. Whiteford worked with me for two months. I am now almost pain free and have much more range of motion. APT is a great place to go to get the help needed. Dr. Bill Whiteford and all of the staff are very friendly and really care about their patients. This is the second time I have been here and I will not hesitate to come back again if need be." -Nadine M.
Herniated discs in the lower back can be especially painful because they press against the sciatic nerve, causing sciatica. Sciatica Pain can spread from the buttocks area, down the back of the leg, and into the shin and foot if the sciatic nerve is pinched. Fortunately, physical therapy can help to alleviate the discomfort produced by this illness.
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