What is Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy is a non-invasive discipline that helps individuals develop, maintain and restore maximum body movement and physical function. Physical therapy can help clients recover from an injury, relieve pain, prevent future injury or deal with a chronic condition. It can be applied at any age or stage of life. The ultimate goal of physical therapy is to improve health and quality of life.
What is a Physical Therapist?
Physical therapists are specialists in evaluating and treating disorders of the human body primarily by physical means. Whether the condition results from injury, disease or other causes, they focus primarily on those individuals who have disturbed function or impairment related to the musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiopulmonary, and integumentary (skin) systems. PTs evaluate the functioning of these systems and apply the appropriate treatment to alleviate pain and improve physical function. These services are in great need by people of all ages and backgrounds.
Why would you need to see a Physical Therapist?
Here are the most common medical conditions treated by physical therapists:
Back and Neck Pain
Limited Range of Motion (ROM)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Knee Ligament Injury
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Jill Hoakison, PT, DPT
Amy Longstaff, PT, DPT, CSMT
Kristin Magnus, PT, DPT
Stormy Wilson, PT, DPT, VRT
Teena Jones, PT, DPT, TPS
Travis Eggman, PT, DPT
Physical Therapy at Greater Regional Health
Our Rehabilitation Team is integrated within each of our respective communities whether through volunteerism, school activities, or hobbies. Because of this, our team is able assist with personalized care and goals.
LSVT BIG Treatment
Physical Therapist, Kristin Magnus, is LSVT certified.
What is LSVT BIG?
LSVT BIG trains people with Parkinson disease to use their body more normally. People living with PD or other neurological conditions often move differently, with gestures and actions that become smaller and slower. LSVT BIG effectively trains improved movements for any activity, whether “small motor” tasks like buttoning a shirt or “large motor” tasks like getting up from a chair or maintaining balance while walking. The treatment “recalibrates” how they perceive their movements with what others actually see. It also teaches them how and when to apply extra effort to produce bigger motions – more like the movements of everyone around them.
Because LSVT BIG treatment is customized to each person's specific needs, it can help regardless of the severity of your condition. The treatment may be most effective in early or middle stages of your condition, when you can both improve function and potentially slow further symptom progression. Beginning LSVT BIG before you've noticed significant problems with balance, mobility or posture will often lead to the best results. However, it can produce significant improvements even for people facing considerable physical difficulties.
What does LSVT BIG Improve?
With exercises involving the whole-body — built around “Think BIG!” as a guiding principle — LSVT BIG reteaches you how normal movement should feel. Often these movements seem strange at first, even though they’re comparable to those of people all around you. Over time, you learn to recognize these larger movements as normal.
Research shows that LSVT BIG treatment can lead to faster walking with bigger steps and arm swings, better balance and more ability to twist at the waist. Because PD makes it harder to remember to use these bigger movements consistently, treatment includes a lot of repetition and progressive challenges, as well as daily home practice and assignments for using bigger movements in everyday life. Ultimately, LSVT BIG helps improve the mismatch between what you feel you're doing and what you're actually doing, making you more confident, comfortable and empowered.
Meet Our Providers
I aspire to provide quality healthcare close to home. Greater Regional Rehabilitation provides specialized services that one would find in an urban area without the drive
PT, DPT, CSMT
I am committed to help every patient achieve their goals, and to return to their normal, every day activities.
I work together with each patient to develop a plan that will aid them in achieving their functional goals
PT, DPT, VRT
It is my ambition to grow as a member of the PT provider community exercising compassion to enrich my community.
PT, DPT, TPS
I want to help patient's engage in society and enjoy life by prevention and restore or managing effects of aging, diseases, stress and strains through appropriate and safe exercises.
I strive to provide value to the patients and community through innovation, collaboration and consumer-centricity.