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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored physical therapists on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best physical therapists in Columbia, SC.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Abundant Life Physical Therapy

Abundant Life Physical Therapy is a Columbia clinic that provides patients with 30 to 60 minutes of one-on-one treatment. The clinic offers pediatric and adult physical therapy. A heated massage table, a weekly orthotic clinic, a weekly equipment and wheelchair clinic, a Stott Pilates reformer, and an EMG biofeedback nerve-muscle simulator make this clinic different than others. Abundant Life Physical Therapy also offers a life equipment lending library that lends nerve and muscle stimulators, walkers, wheelchairs, standers, books, weights, and more. Licensed therapist Kathleen Ganley has more than 34 years of experience and has several certifications.

Columbia, SC 29229


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Brian Center Nursing Care/St. Andrews

Brian Center Nursing Care/St. Andrews is a Columbia business that provides rehabilitation and other specialty services. Physical therapy services include therapeutic and strengthening training, electric and heat modalities, ambulation and gait training, fall prevention treatments, incontinence training, and wheelchair and transfer training. Residents’ specialty services include post-operative care, restorative care, cardiac care, stroke rehabilitation, wound care, IV services, tube feeding, and tracheostomy care. Brian Center Nursing Care/St. Andrews also offers occupational therapy and speech therapy services. The facility treats conditions such as neuromuscular, respiratory, orthopedic, cerebrovascular accident, cardiac, and musculoskeletal.

Columbia, SC 29210


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Capital City Therapy Group, LLC

Capital City Therapy Group, LLC is a Lexington business that has been providing pediatric therapy to patients in their environment for over four years. The certified/licensed therapists educate family and caregivers so they can help the child. Services are occupational therapy, speech therapy, and physical therapy. Occupational therapy focuses on postural control, self-help skills, and visual, fine/gross, and sensory motor skills. Speech therapy focuses on articulation, oral motor skills, cognition and communication, feeding, and play skills. Physical therapy focuses on improving manipulation skills, gross motor skills, balance and/or coordination, and motor planning. Capital City Therapy Group, LLC works with children from age zero to five.

Lexington, SC 29072


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Carolina Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine

Carolina Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine is a Columbia practice that has three locations. The physical therapists treat sports related injuries, chronic pain, spinal injuries, sprains and strains, TMJ, work-related injuries, neurological conditions, bone and joint injuries, hand and wrist injuries, and automobile injuries. They use dry needling, wound care, a return to golf program, the Graston technique, custom foot orthotics, and aquatic therapy. Carolina Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine provides extended hours for patients’ convenience.

Columbia, SC 29223


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Carolina Women’s Physical Therapy and Wellness

Carolina Women’s Physical Therapy and Wellness is a Columbia business that serves women of all ages. The clinic offers joint mobilization, manual therapy, orthotic assessment and fitting, arthritis pain management, heat or ice therapy, kinesio taping, postural re-training, mommy rehab, electrotherapeutic modalities, and more. Carolina Women’s Physical Therapy and Wellness also offers community workshops, seminars, and women’s health programs. Owner Dr. Dawn Chambers has a BA in Movement and Sport Science and a Master of Physical Therapy degree. Patients appreciate Dr. Chambers’ knowledge and guidance.

Columbia, SC 29204


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Columbia Rehabilitation Clinic, Inc.

Columbia Rehabilitation Clinic, Inc. has four locations and offers occupational and physical therapy services. The clinic has been serving patients for over 38 years and provides services for cardiovascular, neurological, pulmonary, orthopedic, sports related, and arthritic disorders. Services include auto injury rehabilitation, gait training, custom food orthotics, aquatic physical therapy, manual therapy, manual rehabilitation, hand rehabilitation, and balance and vestibular rehabilitation. Owner and director Bruce D. Filler has a BS degree in Physical Therapy and a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Administration. Patients appreciate the friendly, professional, and respectful staff.

Columbia, SC 29204


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Ellis Physical Therapy Associates, Inc.

Ellis Physical Therapy Associates, Inc. is a Columbia business that has been serving patients for over 31 years and has three locations. Services include physical therapy, lumbar stabilization, sports physical therapy, and orthopedic physical therapy. Ellis Physical Therapy Associates, Inc. treats conditions such as Achilles tendon rupture, iliotibial band syndrome, muscular dystrophy, sports injuries, traumatic injury, cerebral palsy, and whiplash. Cynthia A. Ellis, PT is the president and founder and since 1990, she has served on the South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.

Columbia, SC 29201


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Excel Physical Therapy LLC

Excel Physical Therapy LLC is a Columbia business that serves patients in the Midlands and Columbia. Physical therapy services include neuromuscular physical therapy, orthopedic physical therapy, excel performance training, myofascial release, durable medical equipment, and Eccentron. Gwen Ernest, PTA has eight years’ experience in outpatient physical therapy clinics and is a member of SCAPTA and the America Physical Therapy Association.

Columbia, SC 29223


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HealthQuest Physical Therapy

HealthQuest Physical Therapy is a Lexington locally owned and operated business that has two locations. Physical therapy services are offered for arthritis rehabilitation, sports medicine, overuse injuries, hand and wrist rehabilitation, neck and nerve pain, job site ergonomic assessment, sciatica, low back pain, post-surgical rehabilitation, and more. HealthQuest Physical Therapy also provides therapeutic taping. Owner Bob Carpenter continues his education to better serve patients. Patients appreciate their knowledge, professionalism, and attentiveness.

Lexington, SC 29073


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Midlands Therapy Services, Inc.

Midlands Therapy Services, Inc. is a Lexington business that has been serving clients for over 12 years. Services include pediatric speech language therapy, pediatric occupational therapy, and pediatric physical therapy. Dawn Kearney and Laurie Yates have more than 30 years of combined experience and focus on children who are zero to three years old. The therapists have experience with Down syndrome, apraxia, hearing impairments, cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder, developmental delays, failure to thrive, and auditory verbal therapy.

Lexington, SC 29071


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NHC HealthCare, Parklane

NHC HealthCare, Parklane is a Columbia nursing center that has been serving patients for over 18 years. The center offers rehabilitation services including speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and medical nutritional therapy. NHC HealthCare, Parklane also offers skilled nursing for hospice care, long-term care, memory care, and continuing care. Patients remark on their knowledge, personal attention, patience, and compassion.

Columbia, SC 29223


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Pediatric Therapy Associates

Pediatric Therapy Associates is a Lexington business that is an outpatient rehabilitation clinic for children. It has two locations and services include occupational therapy, speech therapy, physical therapy, and early intervention. Pediatric Therapy Associates also sells durable medical equipment such as spacers and nebulizers for kids who have asthma. The clinic also has a therapy review unit to ensure children are getting the best care. Therapists can help children with developmental delays, autism, ADD, cleft pallet, Asperger’s, delays in jumping, walking, climbing, cerebral palsy, and more.

Lexington, SC 29072


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Progressive Physical Therapy

Progressive Physical Therapy is a West Columbia clinic that serves patients at more than 20 clinic locations. Services include goal setting, pain relief, specialized evaluations, foot and ankle therapy, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, plantar fasciitis therapy, manual therapy, post-surgical rehabilitation, and functional restoration. Progressive Physical Therapy also offers poor posture correction, physical therapy stretches, and spinal condition analysis. Specialty therapies include trigger point dry needling, occupational and hand therapy, and help for sore knees.

West Columbia, SC 29169


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Sprout Pediatrics, LLC

Sprout Pediatrics, LLC is a Lexington business that specializes in feeding and speech therapy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. The business generates family-centered play-based therapy for children and the licensed therapists work with the parents during treatment. CEO and founder Rhyno Coetsee is the lead physical therapist, and his wife Melanie is the lead speech language pathologist. Sprout Pediatrics, LLC offers clinic-based therapy, home-based therapy, community-based therapy, oral-motor placement therapy, sensory integration therapy, and feeding therapy. Clients appreciate their compassion, dedication, and knowledge.

Lexington, SC 29063


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The Sigurd Center

The Sigurd Center is a West Columbia clinic that specializes in neurological and orthopedic rehabilitation and has been serving patients for over 11 years. Owner Kristen Thompson, RPT has over 19 years of experience. Services include neurologic rehab for cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, pre- and post-prosthetic amputee rehab, postural dysfunction, vertigo, spinal cord injuries, pulmonary, orthopedic, and massage therapy. Patients remark on the knowledgeable, attentive, friendly, and professional staff.

West Columbia, SC 29169


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Therapy360, Inc.

Therapy360, Inc. is a Columbia business that provides occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, and physical therapy to all ages in Seneca, Greenville, and Columbia. Other services include feeding therapy, adult therapy, aquatic therapy, sensory processing intervention, therapeutic listening, and social groups. Therapy360, Inc. has two locations.

Columbia, SC 29203


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Vital Energy Wellness and Rehab Center

Vital Energy Wellness and Rehab Center is a Columbia wellness center that provides a variety of therapies at two locations. Services include pediatric therapy, occupational therapy, aquatic therapy, physical therapy, sports injury rehabilitation, oncology rehabilitation, dry needling, soft tissue massage, and lymphedema therapy. Complementary services include muscle energy treatments, mud therapy, feng shui, and reiki. Columbia Metropolitan Magazine featured Vital Energy Wellness and Rehab Center in their Medical Q&A.

Columbia, SC 29204


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