Are you concerned that you may need physical therapy (PT)? Carolina Orthopedics can help evaluate whether PT is right for you. The goal of physical therapy is to help patients maintain, recover or improve physical ability that may be impaired due to a condition or injury.
You may not know if physical or occupational therapy is best for your particular situation or even the difference between occupational therapy (OT) and physical therapy (PT). The main difference between OT and PT is that PT focuses on improving a client's ability to perform
movement of the human body and OT focuses on improving a client's ability to perform activities of daily living (ADL).  In layman’s terms, PT will help your joints extend to their maximum ability, allow you to bend over, and help you walk correctly. OT helps you get around the house, be able to
work and bathe yourself without assistance.

During PT, you will work with a highly-educated, licensed healthcare professional who can help reduce pain and improve or restore mobility. Often, this is without expensive surgery and can eliminate or reduce the use of long-term use of prescription medications.

Your physical therapist will work with you to develop a long-term plan, using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. This may include the use of machines, exercises, and other techniques to achieve your specific goals. Physical therapists also specialize in preventing loss of mobility before it occurs by developing wellness and fitness programs to promote healthy, active lifestyles.

Meet our physical therapists here, and our PT assistants here.



  • Orthopedic/Sports Rehabilitation

  • Sprains/Strains, Fractures

  • Total Joint Replacement

  • Arthroscopic Rehabilitation (shoulder/knee)

  • Generalized Pain

  • Geriatric Rehabilitation (fall, balance, conditioning, strengthening)

  • Neurological Rehabilitation

  • Post Stroke, Parkinson’s, MS

  • Nerve Conduction Studies

  • Dry Needling

  • Spinal Manipulations