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Best Physical Therapists in Nashville, TN

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Nashville 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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Franklin, TN 37068

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4.8 (26)
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5.0 (2)

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STAR Physical Therapy is a network of clinics across Tennessee that has six locations in Franklin. The practice started in 1997, and it takes pride in delivering more than 20 comprehensive specialty programs, including industrial rehabilitation, work conditioning, sports medicine, manual therapy, and cancer care. STAR Physical Therapy applies “research and proven techniques to help people get back in motion,” and it deals with conditions like orthopedic pains, balance disorders, and post-surgery discomfort.

Nashville, TN 37203

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3.0 (6)
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4.9 (1)

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Elite Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Clinic is a medical practice and physical therapy provider in Nashville, Franklin, and Lebanon. The founder is “a pioneer of modern sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery,” who is a former NFL physician, while another practitioner serves as the foot and ankle consultant of the Tennessee Titans. A PGA Tour player said, “[One of Elite Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Clinic's doctors has] gotten me healthy as quickly as possible, with no recurrences of injuries...”

Nashville, TN 37215

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5.0 (6)
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5.0 (2)
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5.0 (1)

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Susan Underwood Physical Therapy is a practice in Nashville that partners with BlueCross BlueShield and Medicare. The clinic “provides one-on-one treatment of the whole person, using hands-on techniques to facilitate healing in a compassionate, personalized setting,” and it provides dance medicine, pediatric therapy, and women's health programs. Susan Underwood Physical Therapy is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, and it supports Nashville Ballet.

Franklin, TN 37067

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4.7 (175)
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5.0 (48)
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3.5 (7)

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Results Physiotherapy is a network of clinics that has a location in Franklin. The facility commits to delivering “clinical excellence through professional development and industry-leading continuing education, supported by a culture of friendship,” and the staff treats conditions like temporomandibular joint disorder, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff syndrome, golfer's elbow or medial epicondylitis, lumbar radiculopathy, knee meniscus, and osteoarthritis. Clients can visit the website to know more about Results Physiotherapy's services.

Nashville, TN

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5.0 (22)
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5.0 (10)

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Archer Physical Therapy is an in-home pelvic health physical therapy practice serving clients in Nashville and surrounding areas. Led by licensed physical therapist Dr. Jenny Archer, its team provides one-on-one physical therapy sessions to clients. The PT practice also offers special services such as Bump to Birth for pregnant women and Fresh to 6 for the first six-week postpartum patients. These services help address various issues including pelvic and low back pain, pregnancy ligament pain, push practice for vaginal delivery, and return to function and sport postpartum . Archer Physical Therapy also offers telehealth treatment sessions.

Nashville, TN 37215

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5.0 (6)

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Steve Kravitz Physical Therapy is a health and wellness studio in Nashville. The facility helps patients manage conditions like acute and chronic pain, connective tissue disorders, repetitive stress, and herniated discs, and the services include craniosacral therapy, myofascial release, nerve mobilization, visceral manipulation, lymphatic drainage, and orthopedic manual therapy. Steve Kravitz Physical Therapy has another location in New York, and it accommodates individuals of any age and physical limitation.

Nashville, TN 37215

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4.9 (12)
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5.0 (1)

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MPower Performance Institute is a physical therapy provider in Nashville, with locations on Hayes Street and Woodmont Boulevard. The facility strives to keep clients fit, and the services include orthopedic procedures, nutrition counseling, and concierge wellness. MPower Performance Institute operates from Monday to Saturday, and it has another location in Franklin's Cool Springs neighborhood.

Nashville, TN 37205

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4.9 (16)
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5.0 (4)

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Swell Pilates Studio is a wellness club in Nashville. The facility is the city's “only Pilates studio with physical therapists as instructors,” and it offers Pilates Reformer instruction in an energetic, chic, and music-enhanced atmosphere. Swell Pilates Studio holds private, semi-private, and group sessions, and a one-on-one visit costs $70.

15115 Old Hickory Blvd Ste C, Nashville, TN 37211

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Nashville Physical Therapy & Performance works to keep patients active without medications, surgery, and pain. Its licensed and insured physical therapists provide a 60-minute evaluation to discuss patients' injury, pain, condition, medical history, and goals. This service includes a full musculoskeletal exam and treatment planning that provides for at-home exercises. The medical group also offers full-circle physical therapy to expand care beyond injury rehabilitation with a total body wellness assessment and fitness plan.

Franklin, TN 37067

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4.8 (16)
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4.7 (14)

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Pediatric Therapies is a speech, occupational, and physical therapy practice in Franklin. The facility welcomes patients with special needs, including those with neurologic and orthopedic disorders, developmental disabilities, and autism. A mother said of Pediatric Therapies' team member, “In the four months that we have been [working with her], my husband and I have seen so much improvement in [our son's] sensory, social, and emotional struggles. He can now name his emotions and the strategies for regulating them.”

Nashville, TN 37211

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5.0 (1)

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Advanced Physical Therapy & Rehab is a clinic in Murfreesboro. The staff offers “treatments in a friendly, welcoming environment,” and the amenities include a pool with a hydraulic treadmill and exercise benches. Advanced Physical Therapy & Rehab helps patients deal with neck pain, auto accident injuries, and other conditions, and the services include balance training, lymphedema therapy, cumulative trauma and stroke rehabilitation, Lee Silverman Voice Treatment® for Parkinson's, and Astym® treatment. The center accommodates emergency cases.

Nashville, TN 37212

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4.5 (6)
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4.6 (5)

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Basics and Beyond Fitness & Nutrition is a wellness and physical therapy studio in Nashville, on Church Street and 21st Avenue South. The team includes a doctor of physical therapy, a seasoned orthopedic and sports therapist, and a certified post-rehab conditioning specialist, and the services include posture correction and post-injury exercise. Basics and Beyond Fitness & Nutrition is Hermitage Hotel's exclusive personal training provider, and it has other locations in Antioch and Brentwood. Clients can ask for in-home sessions.

Franklin, TN 37067

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5.0 (10)
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5.0 (5)

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Performance Therapy Institute is a clinic in Franklin. The facility treats conditions like muscle strains and sprains, ligament injuries, bulging discs, pinched nerves, vertigo, and bursitis, and some of the services are physical therapy, aquatic therapy, laser therapy, motion analysis, injury prevention, and event training. Performance Therapy Institute accepts insurance plans like Aetna, BlueCross BlueShield, Cigna, Humana, Medicaid, and Medicare, and clients can book same-day appointments.

Nashville, TN 37203

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4.5 (37)
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5.0 (3)

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Nashville Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center is a physical therapy provider in Nashville. The founder is a medical doctor, who practices in orthopedic surgery, and he specializes in the application of the less-invasive arthroscopic techniques that enable patients to recover more easily and quickly. Nashville Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center offers services like microfracture rehabilitation.

Nashville, TN 37203

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5.0 (6)
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5.0 (4)

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P3 Precision Physical Therapy and Pilates is a fitness facility in Nashville. The studio offers services, such as individualized therapeutic exercise and dance medicine, and the staff accommodates individuals of any age or performance level. A patient with cervical spine issues wrote, “Neurosurgeons suggested 'titanium wedges' or 'artificial discs,' [but] I was referred to [the P3 Precision Physical Therapy and Pilates team]. After less than a year, I am feeling strong, with much less pain and much more mobility.”

636 Grassmere Park, Nashville, TN 37211

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5.0 (20)

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Wolfe PT serves individuals in and around Nashville. It offers a variety of performance-focused physical therapy services to help athletes assess their movement patterns and optimize their body performance. The center conducts strength and skills training, performance pitching and running, physiological testing, and blood flow restriction. It also provides dry-needling solutions to address muscle spasms, joint pain, frozen shoulders, headaches, and plantar fasciitis. Lead therapist Chris Wolfe is a board-certified orthopedic specialist with over a decade of clinical experience.

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Compare our Top Physical Therapists

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
STAR Physical Therapy
Franklin, TN 37068
Elite Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Clinic
Nashville, TN 37203
Susan Underwood Physical Therapy
Nashville, TN 37215
Results Physiotherapy
Franklin, TN 37067
Archer Physical Therapy
Nashville, TN
Steve Kravitz Physical Therapy
Nashville, TN 37215
MPower Performance Institute
Nashville, TN 37215
Swell Pilates Studio
Nashville, TN 37205
Nashville Physical Therapy & Performance
15115 Old Hickory Blvd Ste C, Nashville, TN 37211
Pediatric Therapies
Franklin, TN 37067
Advanced Physical Therapy & Rehab
Nashville, TN 37211
Basics and Beyond Fitness & Nutrition
Nashville, TN 37212
Performance Therapy Institute
Franklin, TN 37067
Nashville Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center
Nashville, TN 37203
P3 Precision Physical Therapy and Pilates
Nashville, TN 37203
Wolfe PT
636 Grassmere Park, Nashville, TN 37211

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.