Physical Medicine Rehabilitation Facilities
All-Star Orthopaedics offers an on-site rehabilitation center and fully staffed team of physical therapists and assistants to help you improve a number of physical conditions and/or regain function after surgery. We understand that continuous care and a team approach is critical to ensuring the success of your treatment.
Our physical therapists are licensed and experienced, and have helped thousands of patients on the road back to an active lifestyle. They are well-trained in all orthopaedic conditions, spinal afflictions, and sports-related injuries, and each of our licensed therapists attend continuing education courses on these topics each year. We operate in a team environment and maintain constant contact with your physician throughout the treatment process.
The main goal of physical and orthopaedic therapy is to manage and treat disorders and injuries relating to the musculoskeletal system. We are here to help you overcome a range of conditions which may be preventing you from participating in normal daily activities. This help extends to both the need for physical therapy after surgical treatment, as well as physical therapy as a treatment in and of itself. We operate fully-equipped, state-of-the-art rehabilitation facilities right here at All-Star Orthopaedics, which makes it particularly convenient if you are being treated by one of our orthopaedic surgeons.
Please click on the links below for biographical information on each of our physical therapists, and contact All-Star Orthopaedics with any questions you may have about our physical therapy center in the Dallas, Fort Worth, Irving, Southlake, and Flower Mound, Texas region.
Our Physical Therapy Locations
7501 Las Colinas Blvd, Suite 125
Irving, TX 75063
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910 E. Southlake Blvd., Suite 155
Southlake, TX 76092
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- Lisa Clark, PT – Director of Therapy Services
- Janet McMillen, PT, MS, OCS – Physical Therapist, Facility Supervisor – Irving
- JoAnn Jensen, PTA- Physical Therapist Assistant
- Zak Keller, PT, MPT – Physical Therapist
- Carly Russo, PT , DPT– Physical Therapist
- Monique Diebels, PT, DPT – Physical Therapist
Frequently Asked Questions About Physical Therapy
To help you better understand how physical therapy can assist in your recovery, our experienced medical team has provided answers to some commonly asked questions about this non-invasive technique. For additional information, please contact our practice with any questions you may have.
What kind of treatments do physical therapists provide?
Almost all forms of physical therapy include exercise as part of the treatment. These exercises can vary dramatically depending on your individual concern and your unique treatment plan. Stretching to enhance flexibility and reduce pressure on joints is also common. Other types of therapy that may be utilized include massage, hydro, ultrasound, electrical stimulation (TENS), heat, and ice. Your physical therapist will go into detail about what your recovery program will look like during your first meeting.
Can a therapist diagnose my problem?
Our extensively trained physical therapists can provide excellent care for a wide range of concerns; however, we leave the diagnosis up to our orthopaedic surgeons. It’s important for you to see a qualified physician for the most accurate diagnosis and to determine what the ideal treatment for your needs and goals will be. Our physicians will also monitor your progress and adjust your program as needed to optimize your recovery.
What happens during my first visit?
As with any doctor’s appointment, you will fill out a few forms and be asked a number of questions about your current health, medical history, and medications. We will also discuss your pain level or mobility issues, what restrictions you’re encountering, and what the goals are for your physical therapy program. A physical evaluation, including muscle, reflexes, and range of motion tests, typically will be performed. From this and other information, a plan will be developed. At this point, your physical therapist can tell you how many times per week you will need to come for physical therapy, how long the sessions will last, and what you will need to do once the program is complete.
Can physical therapy eliminate the need for surgery?
If there is an opportunity to reduce the need for surgery, we will explore it first and foremost. Many patients benefit from utilizing non-surgical techniques like physical therapy to enhance well-being and to improve and to restore function. Physical therapy can be used in place of surgery in some situations and it can be used as an adjunct to an operation after it has been performed. During your initial consultation, our physicians will provide details about how physical therapy is being used in your treatment plan and what the expected outcome is.
Will physical therapy hurt?
We take your comfort into consideration in every therapy session, and we do our best to avoid causing pain. Exercises and stretches, however, can cause sore muscles, which is generally a sign of improvement. Depending on the state of your concern when you arrive, some therapies may be a little uncomfortable. Your therapist will communicate often with you to determine what types of movement are beneficial and which are difficult or painful. Pain is not helpful when it comes to healing, and we will work with you to find a solution that minimizes your discomfort while offering the best chance for successful treatment.