Physical Therapy Specialist

Summit Physical Therapy AZ

Physical Therapist located in Gilbert, AZ

Physical therapy is a great opportunity to improve your physical health so your everyday activities feel easier than ever. At Summit Physical Therapy AZ, Hannah Frost, PT, DPT, COMT, Cert MDT, RYT, and her staff dedicate themselves to your physical wellness with targeted exercises, ergonomic training, dry needling, and other therapies. If you’re looking for a qualified physical therapist in Gilbert, Arizona, contact Summit online or over the phone to set up your first visit.

Physical Therapy Q & A

Summit Physical Therapy AZ

What’s the purpose of physical therapy?

Physical therapy is a hands-on practice dedicated to helping you achieve better mobility and lessen pain caused by illness or injury. A physical therapist can also help you prevent injury, improve athletic performance, and establish a physical fitness habit.

As a physical therapist, Hannah’s responsibility is to identify your physical limitations so she can address them. Then, she develops a personalized treatment approach for your particular situation.

Among Hannah’s physical therapy services, she offers:

  • Focused exercises and stretches
  • Massage therapy
  • Bracing and splinting
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Ergonomic and posture training
  • Dry needling
  • Cupping

Summit Physical Therapy AZ also has an on-site yoga and Pilates instructor for one-on-one training sessions to improve your physical conditioning.

What conditions do physical therapists treat?

Summit offers a comprehensive menu of services for people with a variety of injuries and health conditions. Some of the most common conditions they treat include:

  • Whiplash
  • Tennis elbow
  • Runner’s knee
  • TMJ/TMD pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Back pain
  • Chronic conditions (diabetes, heart disease, etc)
  • Vertigo

You can benefit from physical therapy if you experience a job-related accident, sports injury, or car accident. Physical therapy often helps people recover without surgery or medication.

What can I expect at my first physical therapy appointment?

Your first physical therapy appointment usually takes longer than your other appointments because Hannah provides comprehensive health assessments during this time.

You can expect to discuss the following during your initial consultation:

  • What medications and supplements you’re currently taking
  • Your and your family’s health histories
  • Details about what your pain feels like, when your pain started, how long it’s been going on
  • What techniques you’ve tried at home to help
  • What you want to get out of treatment

Then, Hannah performs a variety of physical assessments to check for muscle weaknesses and imbalances, balance issues, neurological function, and more. You should wear comfortable athletic clothing to your appointments so Hannah can see your muscles, and you can perform the movements without restriction.

Don’t forget to bring your new patient paperwork, doctor’s referral, insurance card, and payment method to your first appointment. If you still need to set one up, contact Summit online or over the phone for the next available appointment.