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Finger Lakes Physical Therapy Offers Personalized Patient Care in Ithaca, Freeville and Dryden, N.Y.

When you live in a community with a small-town feel, it’s comfortable, everyone knows each other, and it feels like home. This is the vibe one gets from Ithaca and the surrounding towns like Freeville, Lansing and Dryden. This community is home to Cornell University and Ithaca College, and is where Finger Lakes Physical Therapy clinic was opened by owner and President Kristine Walker. After earning her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College in 1996, she opened her first physical therapy clinic in Freeville, New York followed by a second physical therapy clinic in Ithaca.

The Finger Lakes Physical Therapy Team

Kristie has built her team with like-minded, friendly colleagues focused strongly on treating

musculoskeletal, orthopedic and neurological disorders including back pain, neck pain, sports

Physical Therapy office serving Ithaca, Freeville, Lansing, Dryden and Locke, New York

injuries and more. With a focus on personalization of care, the clinicians at Finger Lakes Physical Therapy bring quality physical therapy services to each patient by addressing their individual needs. Both locations are equipped to treat multiple diagnoses using skilled physical therapy interventions and modalities including therapeutic, manual and neurological care.

Finger Lakes Physical Therapy Treats a Variety of Physical Aliments

While back pain can be very debilitating, Finger Lakes Physical Therapy is prepared to treat the musculoskeletal causes of discomfort and immobility. Signs of back pain include muscle aches, radiating pain down one’s legs, pain that increases with certain movements, and other indicative symptoms. Multiple treatment techniques are used in treating back pain including ice, heat, E-stim, manual muscle techniques, therapeutic exercises and other interventions appropriate to treat the signs, symptoms and deficits present in each patient.

Another diagnosis treatable through physical therapy services is neck pain. Different variables of neck pain can be treated and managed at their clinic. From sleeping on your pillow wrong, to a more intrusive injury, each physical therapist is skilled at providing a personalized plan of care to return each patient to their prior level of function. Through the use of techniques and modalities to provide pain relief, the use of exercise, stretching and stabilization activities will assist in treating the wide variety of neck injury diagnoses.

An avid runner, Kristine brings personal insights into her treatment of all levels of athletes. Common sports injuries treated at the clinic include ACL tears, hamstring strains, ankle sprains, knee injuries, dislocations and fractures. The clinicians of FLPT are highly skilled in treating acute sports injuries, with knowledge in monitoring and progressing each patient per their tolerance and healing process. Each patient is also provided with a home exercise program, as with all patients of FLPT, to assist in keeping the healing train moving forward.

In addition to neck pain, back pain, and sports injuries, Finger Lakes Physical Therapy provides support to their neighbors in Ithaca, Freeville, Lansing and Dryden, N.Y. seeking treatment for:

· Rotator Cuff Injury

· General Strengthening and Conditioning

· Balance


· Joint Replacement

Personalized Patient Care is Their Top Priority

The goal of FLPT is to help each patient thrive. As a family-focused clinic, they are driven to bring quality physical therapy services tailored to each patient’s needs. Testimonials describe

Physical therapy services for Ithaca, Freeville, Dryden, Cortland, Lansing and Locke, NY

their clinic as a place “where everybody knows your name and cares about you”. With positive

acknowledgement from numerous patient’s they have treated, the age range varies from high school athletes, to adults in the workforce who sustain an injury, onto the elderly population seeking therapy before or after surgery. Each clinic is also available for wellness training with one-on-one sessions each week with a PTA where the current workout routine can be modified. Therefore, FLPT offers a wide variety of physical therapy services, with the capability to treat the signs and symptoms of numerous diseases and injuries, as well as providing wellness support.

It's Easy to Schedule an Appointment

Finger Lakes Physical Therapy Services serving Ithaca, Freeville, Dryden, Lansing and Locke has made registering before your first appointment easy. Simply click on this link to find more information on their website and fill out the patient intake forms ahead of time. Also requested is a copy of your insurance card, with FLPT accepting most major insurance plans. If you choose to fill these forms out at the clinic, please arrive 15-20 minutes before your appointment time to allow enough time for completion. Call us today for an appointment or stop by either the Ithaca location at 376 Elmira Road or the Freeville clinic at 24 Main Street today and meet your hometown physical therapy team. Each location has handicap accessible parking.

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