Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy uses physical methods like exercise, stretching, heat, cold and electrical stimulation to restore function, improve mobility, and decrease pain with the goal of re-establishing a patient’s prior function level. Physical therapy can provide an alternative to medications or surgery, or may be used in conjunction with these treatments.

Physical therapy offers alternatives to medications and surgery in treating a range of problems:
physical therapy

  • Back and neck pain
  • Joint pain and tendinitis
  • Pain management
  • Injury recovery
  • Surgery recovery
  • Vertigo
  • Managing arthritis, neurological diseases, multiple sclerosis (MS), neuropathy, and other diseases
  • Stroke recovery
  • Balance and gait problems
  • Joint replacement therapy

Physical therapists can help patients recover daily functions, manage pain, or regain fitness.

MANA has chosen to provide therapy because our physicians feel your therapy experience is absolutely critical to your recovery from injury or surgery. By having ongoing, immediate and direct access to your physician and his or her staff, our therapists are able to seek direct counsel as well as report your progress – not by fax or by letter, but through face-to- face communication with your physician.

This direct level of communication can only assist in your care because no other therapist knows your physician’s goals, time lines and protocols better than our therapists. The result for you is a custom, personal therapy program tailored specifically to your needs.

In addition, each PT has easy access to your medical records, MRI, X-rays, and other information needed to best manage your treatment plan.

Treatments

Our physical therapists examine, evaluate, diagnose, develop treatment plans, and provide prognosis for each patient on an individual basis, working closely with your referring physician. Each patient’s individual treatment plan is geared toward reaching specific rehabilitation goals.  Physical therapists use a combination of exercise, stretching, mobilization, manipulation, traction, heat, cold, and electrical stimulation to restore function, improve mobility, and decrease pain with the goal of re-establishing a patient’s prior functional level.

  • Guided stretching/strengthening exercise
  • Cervical/Lumbar traction
  • Balance exercise/training
  • Neurological therapy for muscle control/coordination
  • Home exercise program creation for specific injuries
  • Education for injury prevention
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Electrical stimulation for pain control
  • Electrical stimulation for muscle control/strength
  • Electrical stimulation for neuropathy pain control.
  • Instruction for use of home cervical/lumbar traction
  • Instruction for use of home TENs unit.

Physical Therapists

Our physical therapists are college-educated, licensed health care professionals who work with individuals that have sustained disabilities, impairments, or limitations in their overall physical function.

  • Kevin McElroy, MPT, Physical Therapist
  • Justin D. Waldorf, DPT, Physical Therapist
  • Jay T. Patrick, DPT, Physical Therapist
  • Jade Brandford, DPT, Physical Therapist
  • Claire Skinner, DPT, Physical Therapist

Request an Appointment

To request an appointment at either of our locations, call the appropriate number below. Most insurance plans require a referral from your physician.

MANA Physical Therapy Fayetteville
3344 North Futrall Drive, Fayetteville, Arkansas
(479) 582-7213
Fax Referrals to (479) 521-1843

MANA Physical Therapy Springdale
6636 W Sunset Ave, Suite C
Springdale, AR 72762
(479) 332-6410
Fax referrals to (479) 332-6411

Preparing for Your Visit

Cost: We will file directly with most insurance and managed care health plans on a monthly basis. The patient is responsible for applicable co-payment, deductible and non-covered amounts. Financial arrangements are made at your first visit. Some insurance plans require a referral from your physician in order to cover therapy.

Clothing: Wear loose-fitting clothing comfortable for exercise, including tennis shoes.

Still have questions? Call the Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic at (479) 582-7213 and a member of our staff will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about your physical therapy appointment.

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Locations

MANA Physical Therapy Springdale

6636 W Sunset Ave., Suite C
Springdale, AR 72762

(479) 332-6410

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

MANA Physical Therapy Fayetteville

3344 North Futrall Dr.
Fayetteville, AR 72704

(479) 582-7213

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm