Physical Therapy

Our caring team of physical therapy professionals provide quality services to acute hospital inpatients, outpatients, and patients admitted to the transitional care and rehabilitation units.

Evaluation & Treatment

You'll be first evaluated to determine muscle strength, joint motion, balance, coordination, and ability to perform typical activities of daily living such as:

  • Walking
  • Standing
  • Rolling

Patients are given a customized treatment program, which is re-evaluated and modified with the patient's progress.

Conditions Physical Therapy Treats

Physical therapy is often recommended by your doctor as a non-surgical treatment plan that's usually part of your post-operative care or post-injury rehabilitation. Conditions physical therapy can help treat includes:

  • Degenerative disc disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Sports and recreational injuries
  • Strokes and neurological disorders
  • Whiplash
  • Work-related injuries


Reading Hospital uses a variety of treatment approaches, tailored to your individual needs and rehabilitation goals, including:

  • LiteGait® System: A gait training device that simultaneously controls weight bearing, posture, and balance over a treadmill or over ground.
  • Guldmann Body Weight Support Systems - Promote normal gait sequencing in patients who lack trunk control or lower body strength.
  • GameBike - Recumbent bicycle linked to a video game system.
  • MOTOmed Movement Therapy System - Motor and software assistance gently moves and loosens patient’s arms and legs from the comfort of a wheelchair or bed.

Care You Can Trust

With our team of physical therapy professionals, you'll get one-on-one care and treatment you need to get back to the life you love.