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Physical Therapy

Physical therapy can help patients with an orthopedic injury or condition restore functionality, reduce pain, and regain strength and stability. It is a non-invasive course of treatment and in some cases can serve as an alternative to pain management and surgery. Your physical therapist will administer individualized treatment programs to maximize recovery. They will design a series of exercises that will help you regain mobility, build strength, and complete your daily activities without pain. You will also be provided with a home program. St. Lawrence Health System offers physical therapy in Canton, Potsdam, Massena, Brasher Falls, and Gouverneur.

Outpatient Physical Therapy is available in Brasher Falls, Canton, Gouverneur, Massena, and Potsdam, with evaluation and treatment of:

  • Arthritic conditions
  • Back and neck pain/injuries
  • Balance and vestibular deficits 
  • Neurological disorders
  • Post-illness/injury recovery
  • Post-surgical conditions
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Sprains, strains, and joint injuries
  • Stroke
man doing physical therapy on a table

Physiatry, also called physical medicine and rehabilitation, is branch of medicine focused on restoring functionality to people with disabilities and/or injuries related to the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Physiatrists are medical or osteopathic doctors who complete four years of residency training. They collaborate with physical therapy providers to ensure patients receive comprehensive rehabilitation services. The orthopedic practice works closely with Dr. Sheryl Movsas, physiatrist with the St. Lawrence Health System. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Movsas, please contact our office. 

hand therapy
Hand Therapy
The only hand therapists in St. Lawrence County

St. Lawrence Health System is home to a robust hand therapy practice housed in the orthopedic center with the only Certified Hand Therapists in St. Lawrence County.