Physical Therapy 

Improve your overall fitness and get pain relief. UNM Health physical therapists can help you move better after injury, surgery or illness. We'll work with you to create a treatment program that fits your needs and goals.

Physical therapy (PT) can help you regain the strength and flexibility to make daily tasks—such as walking, going up stairs or getting in and out of a chair—easier and less painful.

Personalized Care for Your Needs   

Our PT team is specialized in an array of therapies and rehab techniques. Explore our services to see how we can help you:

Get retraining for your balance or dizziness problems. Vestibular rehabilitation is a specialized form of therapy intended to alleviate primary and secondary problems caused by inner ear disorders.

UNM Health takes a team approach to rehab and treatment for patients recovering from severe burn or trauma. We provide splints and exercises to prevent deformity and muscle tightness while maximizing range of motion.

CHILE is a team-based clinic focused on the treatment and healing of diabetic foot ulcers and other foot and leg wounds such as decubitus and venous stasis ulcers.

Receive education, strengthening and flexibility exercises, manual therapy and education. We work with you to lessen chronic pain and restore activity to the highest possible levels. Physical therapy can be a safe alternative to opioid use for long-term pain management.

Improve walking mechanics and ability. We will teach you strengthening, balance and coordination exercises, neuromuscular re-education and use bracing or splinting.

Get therapy for recovery from foot/leg amputations. We provide training and education for your new prosthetic.

We treat severe swelling in the extremities with manual therapy and low-stretch compression bandaging.

Therapy can help maximize mobility and function for patients with neurologic conditions such as multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease.

Orthopaedic rehab treats all joint-related injuries and dysfunctions. Some of these include:

  • ACL reconstruction and other knee injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Broken bone recovery
  • Following arthroscopic and total joint replacement surgeries
  • Joint/muscle/tendon inflammations
  • Joint stiffness or pain
  • Ligament tears
  • Muscle tears
  • Rotator cuff repair and other shoulder injuries
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Tendonitis

We use exercise and body movement training as therapy for spine disorders including:

  • Disc bulges
  • Pain of the lower back, middle back and neck
  • Pinched nerves
  • Post-op for laminectomy, discectomy and spinal fusion
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Whiplash

Athletes can get help to regain mobility, balance, agility and muscle strength through team-based care. Sports rehab can benefit adult and youth athletes recovering from medical conditions such as:

  • ACL injury and reconstruction
  • Injuries from overuse
  • Joint sprains and strains
  • Meniscus repairs
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Post-operative conditions
  • Rotator cuff/capsular tears and repairs
  • Trauma
  • Other sports related injuries

We offer evidence-based therapies for a wide range of patients. Teen athletes, childbearing women, perimenopausal women and men with pelvic complications all benefit from our services.

Specialized women's health PT may include treatments for:

  • Conditions specific to female athletes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Post-operative breast surgery
  • Postpartum musculoskeletal pain