Personalized physical therapy to rebuild your strength and mobility

When you play sports or lead an active lifestyle, injuries can disrupt the things that you’re most passionate about. Our team of experts is here to work with you one-on-one to assess any limitations in strength and mobility, in order to create an effective treatment plan.

Our physical therapists treat patients of all ages and physical abilities. Whether you’re an amateur skier who wants to get back to the slopes or are recovering from a knee replacement surgery, we can help. We use the latest physical therapy techniques and equipment to decrease pain and accelerate healing. We’ll focus on your goals, help you achieve the highest level of function and get you back to doing what you love.

"Surgery was very smooth, and recovery was made as smooth as possible. Best thing was booking the first several physical therapy sessions right away to make sure I got in as quick after the surgery as recommended."

How physical therapy works

Physical therapy is a type of treatment that uses exercise, manual therapy and education to manage pain and heal injuries. Strengthening muscles in and around an injured area helps support the tissue and takes pressure off the injury. It also improves the function of your body, enabling you to move more comfortably and confidently so you can get back to your usual routines.

Our board-certified physical therapists will evaluate your condition and talk with you about your treatment goals. Then we’ll develop a personalized treatment plan with exercises that target your areas of concern. We’ll also show you how to perform daily tasks and athletic skills safely without causing pain or reinjury.

Physical therapy can be used to treat any part of the body. We commonly recommend physical therapy for treating sprains and strains, muscle tears, tendonitis and other conditions that cause pain. We also use physical therapy to help people recover and regain strength after surgery. 

Our physical therapy programs

As we work together to build a treatment plan, we have a variety of physical therapy programs to help you recover and feel confident returning to your activities. Programs we commonly recommend include:

Aquatic therapy

Aquatic therapy enables you to exercise in the gentle, healing environment of a pool while you’re recovering from an injury or surgery. Water exercises are less stressful on the joints while you build your muscles and improve endurance.

Blood Flow Restriction

Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) is a technique that limits blood flow to injured muscles while exercising. This helps manage pain, repair tissues and rebuild muscle more efficiently than exercise alone. BFR can be used to treat almost any injury.

Dry needling

Dry needling is a treatment that uses thin needles to stimulate your body’s natural healing abilities. It’s called “dry” needling because there is no medicine in the needles.

Fall Prevention and Balance Program

TRIA’s Fall Prevention and Balance Program is a physical therapy program designed for senior patients who are at risk of falls. Our program includes targeted exercises and activities that are proven to improve balance and lessen the risk of falls.

Patellofemoral Program

The Patellofemoral Program targets instability and pain in the kneecap (patella). Our physical therapists collaborate with our orthopedists to create a unique treatment approach for even the most complex patellofemoral pain syndrome.

TRIA Neck and Back Strengthening Program

The TRIA Neck and Back Strengthening Program, formerly known as the Physicians Neck and Back Center (PNBC), has helped thousands of people find relief from chronic neck and back pain. Our program works by creating a physical therapy plan that includes specialized exercises using medical grade exercise equipment.

Other specialty programs

We provide many physical therapy programs so you can get back to any activity you love. Additional programs we offer include Return to Soccer, Return to Throwing, Running, Cycling, TRIA L.E.A.P. ® and Pilates.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

No, we don’t require a referral to start physical therapy. You can make an appointment with one of our physical therapists directly.

Some insurance companies may require a referral. If you’re not sure what your insurance covers, call the number on the back of your insurance card.

No, physical therapy is often used to help people manage pain or recover from an injury. It’s common to include physical therapy as part of a nonsurgical treatment plan for a wide range of conditions from back pain to a hand injury. 

Yes, we treat patients of all ages, including children. We work one-on-one with young patients in a child-friendly environment, so they feel comfortable while they recover from injuries. 

Dress like you would if you were about to exercise. You’ll be stretching and performing exercises, so you’ll want to be comfortable for your physical therapy session. Activewear like shorts, t-shirts, leggings or sweatpants work well. If you’re participating in water-based therapy, we recommend comfortable swim wear and proper shoes.

The number of sessions needed depends on your specific condition. In most cases, our patients need between four and 12 sessions to recover, but you’ll start seeing the benefits of physical therapy much earlier.

Session times will vary but expect to spend at least 45 minutes to an hour at your initial physical therapy visit. Most follow-up physical therapy sessions will be 30 minutes long.

We accept most health insurance plans, including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, CIGNA, HealthPartners, Medica, Medicare, Medicare Advantage, PreferredOne and many others.

You can check with your insurance to see if your plan covers part or all of the services needed. Don’t have your card in front of you? Here are member services numbers to help you get started: