Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)


Physical Therapy

A physical therapist (PT) is a licensed health care provider who evaluates the performance of the human body. PTs utilize exercise, modalities and manual techniques to restore function and alleviate pain to joints and muscles throughout the body.

Why do I need Physical Therapy?

Therapy will identify factors contributing to an individual’s orthopedic or neurological problem. Factors may include muscular imbalances, poor posture or acute injuries to the body.

Therapists can treat an impaired joint or muscle to restore range of motion and strength after surgery or illness allowing individuals to return to functional activities more quickly. They can also recommend a personalized exercise program to maintain or continue physical progress after formal therapy has ended.

What types of disorders do PTs treat?

  • Neck/back injury
  • Stroke
  • Orthopedic injury/surgery
  • Head injury
  • Sports injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Pediatric conditions
  • Impaired mobility
  • Work related injuries
  • Neurological disorders
  • Lymphedema management
  • Balance disorders
  • Pelvic floor disorders

For more information about physical therapy services at Willis-Knighton, call any of our outpatient rehab clinics.

  • WK Rehabilitation Institute
    1111 Line Ave.
    Shreveport, LA 71101
    Phone: (318) 716-4720
    Fax: (318) 716-4719
  • WK Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center
    7925 Youree Drive, Suite 140
    Shreveport, LA 71105
    Phone: (318) 212-3720
  • WK Bossier Medical Pavilion
    2449 Hospital Drive, Suite 140
    Bossier City, LA 71111
    Phone: (318) 212-7720
  • WK Canterbury Square
    2530 Bert Kouns, Suite 148
    Shreveport, LA 71118
    Phone: (318) 212-5720