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Best Physical Therapists in Sacramento, CA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Sacramento Physical Therapists on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Sacramento, CA 95825

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5.0 (2)
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4.0 (2)

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Clawson Physical Therapy has been serving the Sacramento area for more than 20 years. The clinic treats a variety of issues, including neurological impairments, pediatric deficits, joint replacements, back and shoulder pain, and work-related injuries. The lead physical therapist has worked in the field for more than 25 years. Patients say the staff at Clawson Physical Therapy are warm, compassionate, and inspiring.

Sacramento, CA 95827

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4.8 (32)
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4.5 (24)

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Results Physical Therapy & Training Center has been caring for patients for more than 15 years. The practice specializes in sports medicine services including athletic training, concussion programs, fitness assessments, and injury evaluations. The clinic also offers performance training and professional education. Patients say the therapists are competent and professional and make therapy fun.

Sacramento, CA 95819

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4.5 (10)
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5.0 (1)

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Alvez & Martinez Physical Therapy uses manual therapy, corrective exercises, and strengthening exercises to help patients recover from injuries. The clinic's specialties include movement and mobility programs, pilates rehabilitation, spine stabilization training, orthopedic manual physical therapy, movement restoration, performing arts medicine, and injury prevention screening. Alvez & Martinez Physical Therapy is a member of the California Physical Therapy Association, the American Physical Therapy Association, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Sacramento, CA 95817

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3.5 (15)
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4.9 (7)

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Since 2011, University Post-Acute Rehab has cared for patients recovering from surgery, injury, or serious illness. The Sacramento nursing facility provides physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, nursing services, social services, and end of life care. The practice was recognized as one of the Best Nursing Homes 2013 by U.S. News. Patients attest to the clinic's excellent care by skilled, helpful therapists.

Sacramento, CA 95821

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5.0 (11)
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5.0 (10)
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5.0 (8)

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Capitol Physical Therapy is an independently owned practice founded in 1957. The physical therapy clinic practices manual therapy, orthotic and prosthetic rehabilitation, hand therapy, sports therapy, functional capacity evaluations, aquatic therapy, work conditioning, and active senior therapy. The owner has been a licensed physical therapist for more than 15 years. Patients have praised Capitol Physical Therapy for its friendly, helpful staff and clean, organized facility.

Sacramento, CA 95819

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4.5 (11)
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4.0 (9)
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3.5 (2)

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East Sacramento Physical Therapy has been serving the Sacramento area since 1990. The clinic specializes in manual orthopedic physical therapy, pelvic floor dysfunction physical therapy, and women's health. The practice is an affiliate of Fit Golf of Sacramento, which specializes in golf performance and injury treatment and prevention. The co-owners have more than 60 years of combined experience in the field.

Sacramento, CA 95814

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4.4 (13)

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Blossom Ridge is a locally owned Sacramento clinic that aims to treat patients like they're family. The clinic's physical therapy services include muscle strengthening, gait training, fall prevention, medical equipment instruction, Parkinson's Disease treatment, and ACL treatment. The practice is accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating and is a member of the California Association for Health Services at Home.

Folsom, CA 95630

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4.5 (31)
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5.0 (25)
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5.0 (21)

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Folsom Physical Therapy has been serving the area since 1983. The practice, based in Folsom, treats chronic pain, gives core training, provides orthopedic manual therapy, gives pre-employment screening, treats TMJ, provides post-injury rehabilitation, and provides other services. Patients attest to the clinic's helpful, caring staff and effective treatments.

Sacramento, CA 95834

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5.0 (6)
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5.0 (5)

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Brown Physical Therapy practices manual therapy for strengthening, pain management, and injury prevention. The Sacramento clinic specializes in one-on-one training with senior patients with a focus on injury and fall prevention, chronic pain management, post-operative therapy, and pilates lessons. The therapists also prepare athletes for the sports season through proper training progression and teaching pain management.

Carmichael, CA 95608

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5.0 (24)
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5.0 (9)
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4.5 (6)

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North Area Physical Therapy is a clinic based in Carmichael that treats conditions such as musculoskeletal conditions, back and neck pain, upper extremity injuries, foot and ankle pain or injuries, TMJ, and other conditons. Patients give positive feedback for the clinic's friendly, welcoming staff and effective treatments. The current owner of the practice has worked in the physical therapy field for more than 10 years.

Carmichael, CA 95608

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4.5 (19)

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Swanson McArthur Physical Therapy & Aquatic Center has been treating Sacramento patients for more than 35 years. The clinic, based in Carmichael, treats conditions including spinal conditions, sciatica, neck pain, shoulder pain, headaches, work injuries, sports injuries, TMJ, and knee dysfunctions. The practice provides pre-season and in-season soccer conditioning programs that focuses on conditioning, flexibility, and strengthening. The clinic is a member of the American Physical Therapy Program.

Elk Grove, CA 95758

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4.9 (31)
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4.5 (13)

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Laguna Physical Therapy & Hand Rehabilitation has been serving the Sacramento area since 2007. The practice, based in Elk Grove, has a pediatric physical therapy program that gives services on-site at schools or homes. Patients give positive feedback for the clinic's friendly, kind, and knowledgeable therapists.

Sacramento, CA 95816

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4.5 (22)
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5.0 (8)

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Parry Physical Therapy & Athletic Enhancement, Inc. is a small physical therapy practice whose therapists have experience in orthopedics, sports medicine, and neurological settings. The clinic's services include spinal rehab, orthopedics, industrial rehab, manual therapy, pediatric orthopedics, senior health care, athletic enhancement, and balance training. Patients have praised the practice for its knowledgeable therapists who communicate openly.

Compare our Top Physical Therapists

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Clawson Physical Therapy
Sacramento, CA 95825
Results Physical Therapy & Training Center
Sacramento, CA 95827
Alvez & Martinez Physical Therapy
Sacramento, CA 95819
University Post-Acute Rehab
Sacramento, CA 95817
Capitol Physical Therapy
Sacramento, CA 95821
East Sacramento Physical Therapy
Sacramento, CA 95819
Blossom Ridge
Sacramento, CA 95814
Folsom Physical Therapy
Folsom, CA 95630
Brown Physical Therapy
Sacramento, CA 95834
North Area Physical Therapy
Carmichael, CA 95608
Swanson McArthur Physical Therapy & Aquatic Center
Carmichael, CA 95608
Laguna Physical Therapy & Hand Rehabilitation
Elk Grove, CA 95758
Parry Physical Therapy & Athletic Enhancement, Inc.
Sacramento, CA 95816

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Physical therapy is an essential medical specialty for people that experience difficulties with performing daily activities. This includes simple tasks such as bending, walking, picking up objects, showering, and dressing. Patients that require physical therapy treatment include those with physical disabilities, old age, injuries caused by accidents, or disease.

    Physical therapy is used to help patients manage their pain, rehabilitate the affected body area, and restore optimum performance. Most physical therapists specialize in treating specific cases, such as:
    • Orthopedics, including injuries to muscles, bones, and joints.
    • Pediatric therapy to treat children's injuries and developmental conditions, such as cerebral palsy.
    • Athletic injuries, including fractures, strains, and splints.
    • Geriatric therapy for the elderly with various, conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, and stability disorders.
  • What is physical therapy?

    Physical therapy is a medical practice involving therapeutic activities to help patients regain mobility and normal bodily functions. It provides a remedy for the treatment of injuries, medical conditions, and pain management. Physical therapists receive a diagnosis from a physician, identify the appropriate treatment plan, and conduct customized therapy sessions to restore or better physical function.

  • What is the difference between occupational therapy and physical therapy?

    Physical therapy and occupational therapy retrain the body and mind and play a vital role in improving or maintaining physical functions. Occupational therapy focuses on enhancing fine-motor skills or hand-eye coordination to perform daily activities, such as getting dressed or writing. Physiotherapy concentrates on improving pain, physical deterioration, and range of motion by stimulating blood circulation with targeted exercise.

  • What do physical therapists do?

    Physical therapists help relieve pain and improve physical strength and movement to individuals of all ages with injuries or debilitating diseases, whether acute or chronic. They consult with doctors to learn about the patients' needs, evaluate movement dysfunctions, teach patients how to use equipment, and provide treatments, such as massage. Other responsibilities include monitoring progress and altering treatment as necessary.

  • What does a physical therapist assistant do?

    Physical therapist assistants work under the supervision of physical therapists. Their responsibilities include reporting patient progress and working with individuals of all ages on therapeutic exercises, gait and balance training, and how to use recovery equipment.

  • Are physical therapists doctors?

    Physical therapists are considered doctors of physical therapy and are qualified to use the title "Dr." in front of their name. The biggest difference between them and medical doctors is that PTs use exercises and massage to restore their patients' health, whereas doctors offer treatment using medications and surgeries.

  • Can physical therapists diagnose?

    Physical therapists don't perform medical diagnoses. In most cases, doctors perform the medical diagnoses and refer the patient to a physical therapist for rehabilitative treatment. The physical therapist conducts a physical evaluation to pinpoint the nature and extent of the physical damage or impairment and prepares a treatment plan.