Learn more about our physical therapy solutions and modalities.

At Greendale Physical Therapy, we offer a variety of therapeutic approaches to treat the symptoms and restrictions left as a consequence to disease and injury – such as reduced function, physical impairments, and pain. Our therapists isolate the cause of painfully limiting conditions through skilled assessment and address the biomechanical problems with their treatments, in order to help you return to full health. Areas of therapy include:

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is a primary care and patient focused health profession. It is dedicated to preventing and managing pain, physical impairments, disabilities and limits to physical activity. Physical therapy focuses on the restoration of normal movement, full function, and reduction in pain following physical impairments arising in the musculoskeletal system (joints, bones, muscles, and soft tissues) that result in disability. Through a combination of exercise, manual therapy and various other modalities, physical therapy helps to improve physical function and conditioning and maintain independence, while promoting health and wellness.

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Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic physical therapy is a specialist form of physical therapy that uses the physical characteristics of water and the principles of heat and buoyancy as an effective treatment approach. Benefits of aquatic physical therapy include reduction of pain and joint stiffness, promotion of healing by increasing blood flow to injured tissues, muscle strengthening, relaxation, and more. Aquatic therapy is led by a trained therapist and is ideal for improving function in individuals with a variety of limiting conditions, such as arthritis and fibromyalgia.

Sports Rehabilitation

Greendale Physical Therapy has skilled clinicians with extensive experience working with athletes ranging from Olympic athletes to adolescent recreational athletes. Consequently, our clinicians understands athlete’s physical demands and emotional well-being. We understand the importance of full physical function for athlete’s and know how to provide you with a successful, problem-free return to sport.

Rehab Pilates

Pilates is an effective form of exercise designed to improve body conditioning through increases in core strength, flexibility and correction of postural abnormalities and muscle imbalances. This form of exercise is traditionally prescribed as an adjunct to physical therapy during rehabilitation. Rehab Pilates improves physical outcomes for various conditions, including lower back pain, hip pain, and knee pain. Moreover, Rehab Pilates offers an effective method of relaxation and treatment for chronic pain.

Dry Needling

Dry needling is a technique physical therapists use for the treatment of pain and movement impairments. The technique uses a “dry” needle, one without medication or injection, inserted through the skin into areas of the muscle. Other terms commonly used to describe dry needling, include trigger point dry needling, and intramuscular manual therapy. Dry needling is not acupuncture, a practice based on traditional Chinese medicine and performed by acupuncturists. Dry needling is a part of modern Western medicine principles and supported by research.

Cupping Therapy

Cupping is a treatment in physical therapy in which the therapist helps improve circulation in specific areas by using specialized cups to create suction.  By increasing blood flow, cupping aids the healing process and helps to reduce pain and muscle tension.

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Shrewsbury Clinic

280 Boston Turnpike
Shrewsbury, MA 01545

T: 508-753-7780
F: 508-459-5900

Worcester Clinic

120 Gold Star Boulevard
Worcester, MA 01545

T: 508-459-5000
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Clinton Clinic

145 Church Street
Clinton, MA 01510

T: 978-598-3155
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