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Physical Therapy

730 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, MN, 55415

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7AM – 5:30PM, M–F



Physical Therapy is a branch of medicine that specializes in restoring or improving physical function after an accident, surgery, disease or other event that caused loss of function. The highly skilled physical therapists at HCMC teach patients how to prevent or manage their condition by developing a customized patient-focused plan using treatment techniques to promote ability to move, reduce pain, restore function and prevent disability.   The range of conditions vary from a specific joint problem to a condition requiring relearning how to get out of bed, sit, stand and walk.

HCMC has excellent physical therapy care for both inpatients and outpatients of all ages. Therapy at HCMC is multidisciplinary and patient-focused working on the patient’s goals from the very beginning of their journey.

A Physical Therapy program may be recommended for:

  • Stroke patients
  • Musculoskeletal disorders (pain or injuries in joints, muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, bones) such as arthritis or low back pain
  • Burn patients
  • Sports injuries such as a sprain, strain or concussion
  • Cancer patients to reduce fatigue and optimize physical function
    • See our Certified STAR program at HCMC
  • Brain injury patients
  • Patients with an injury to their spinal cord
  • Lymphedema (swelling which can cause pain, aching or motion or function restrictions)
  • Vestibular conditions such as dizziness, vertigo and imbalance
  • Post-surgical patients for pain relief and/or increased mobility
  • Chronic pain in body areas such as the low back or for conditions such as fibromyalgia, CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) or TMJ (a disorder of the jaw)
  • Neurological conditions such as MS (multiple sclerosis,) Parkinson’s, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) or Huntington’s disease
  • Pediatrics
    • Developmental delays that affect walking, sitting or other large motor skills
    • Injuries to the brain [link to Peds TBI program]or spinal cord
    • Adaptations to wheelchairs or other assistive devices
    • Children with autism, cerebral palsy, or other special needs
    • Other illnesses or injuries as seen in our state-of-the-art Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
  • Amputees
  • Women’s Health such as pelvic pain, prenatal and postpartum care, or incontinence

HCMC Physical Therapists now graduate at the doctorate level and meet the highest standards of licensure and certification. They are specialized and certified in areas such as amputee rehabilitation, oncology, geriatrics, orthopedics, lymphedema, women’s health, vestibular rehabilitation or neurorehabilitation. Several have backgrounds or a special interest in integrative health.

Interpreter services are available.