Why Choose Us

Our comprehensive services help speed your recovery, relieve pain, and increase your ability to function to the fullest.

Man-therapy Our physical therapists diagnose and treat patients of all ages, from newborns to seniors, who have medical conditions that maylimit their abilities to move and perform activities in their daily lives. By carefully assessing your unique condition, we are able to create an effective course of therapy as individual as you.

Testing strength, range of motion, balance, gait as well as hands-on examination allows the therapist to determine an individualized treatment program.

Our therapists keep your physician informed of the most up to date information concerning your progress in therapy. We work closely with a team of physicians and specialists in the community to ensure that our patients receive the best possible care.

COMMONLY TREATED CONDITIONS REHABILITATION TREATMENTS Woman-exercise

  • Gait Training
  • Manual Therapy
  • Range of Motion (ROM)
  • Fall Prevention Programs
  • Work Hardening Programs
  • Neuromuscular Reeducation
  • Gait & Wheelchair Training
  • Functional Mobility Training
  • Spinal Decompression Traction
  • Soft Tissue and Joint Mobilization
  • Balance and Equilibrium Programs
  • Therapeutic Strengthening Exercises
  • Modalities including electrical muscle stimulation, iontophoresis, ultrasound, ice and heat


A Few Words About Us

Origin...

GPT was founded in 1999 and initially opened in Baltimore City area to provide high quality, personalized therapy services. We started as a consulting firm and then moved on to be completely independent private practice. We have a new clinic opened in 2009 servicing the Baltimore County area. We specialize in the treatment of the orthopedic population and accept most insurance plans, both private and worker’s compensation.



Philosophy...

It is our philosophy at GPT to provide individualized therapy, based from standard, accepted orthopedic protocols and practices. Along with manual therapy, we use a very active, exercise-based approach in the treatment of our patients. Modalities are used in our clinics as adjuncts to this functional, active approach.



What to expect...

Quick Scheduling

We are able to schedule patients for the initial evaluation within 48 hours of receiving the referral or even walk in are welcome.



Convenient Locations

We have clinics conveniently located on North Ave, Baltimore City and Security Blvd, Baltimore County.



Convenient Transportation

MTA bus stop in front of the clinics and enough parking area so you won’t have far to drive to get to your appointments.



Consistent Care

Our patients work with the same therapist throughout the course of their treatment. This is one way we ensure all of our patients receive the highest quality of care.



Communication

Our therapists work hard to keep your physician, case manager, and/or insurance company updated with your progress. We also provide prompt, and written progress reports when you return to your physician as needed.



Registered Physical Therapist

  • The therapist will discuss the following:

    • Your medical history.

    • Your current problems/complaints.

    • Pain intensity, what aggravates and eases the problem.

    • How this is impacting your daily activities or your functional limitations.

    • Your goals with physical therapy.

    • Medications, tests, and procedures related to your health.



  • The therapist will then perform the objective evaluation which may include some of the following:

    • Palpation - touching around the area of the pain/problem. This is done to check for the presence of tenderness, swelling, soft tissue integrity, tissue temperature, inflammation, etc.

    • Range of Motion (ROM) - the therapist will move the joint(s) to check for the quality of movement and any restrictions.

    • Muscle Testing - the therapist may check for strength and the quality of the muscle contraction. Pain and weakness may be noted. Often the muscle strength is graded. This is also part of a neurological screening.

    • Neurological Screening - the therapist may check to see how the nerves are communicating with the muscles, sensing touch, pain, vibration, or temperature. Reflexes may be assessed as well.

    • Special Tests - the therapist may perform special tests to confirm/rule out the presence of additional problems.

    • Posture Assessment - the positions of joints relative to ideal and each other may be assessed.



The therapist will then formulate a list of problems you are having, and how to treat those problems. A plan is subsequently developed with the patient's input. This includes how many times you should see the therapist per week, how many weeks you will need therapy, home programs, patient education, short-term/long-term goals, and what is expected after discharge from therapy. This plan is created with input from you, your therapist, and your doctor.