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Due to hurricane damage, the Havelock location is closed until further notice. Havelock therapists Hannah Zhang, Sarah Hall and Judy Hickes are available to see patients at the New Bern location. Please call the New Bern location at (252) 636-9800 to discuss your care.

Proof that physical therapy really works

Proof that Physical Therapy Really Works

Physical therapy is a rapidly growing field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of physical therapists is projected to grow by 28 percent between 2016 and 2026. More and more doctors and health care professionals are recommending physical therapy as part of a comprehensive treatment plan for a wide range of conditions and injuries.

While growth in a profession indicates popularity, it does not necessarily indicate effectiveness. However, there is growing proof that physical therapy does work and that it can help reduce health care costs when pursued as a form of treatment. In fact, a study published in the journal, Health Services Research, reports that using physical therapy as a first management strategy resulted in 72 percent lower health care costs for patients in the first year.

At Peak Performance Sports and Physical Therapy, we believe in patient-centered care, which includes building trust with our patients. When you come to us, we want you to be confident that you will be receiving excellent care designed to return you to the quality of life you deserve. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our dedicated team at any time.

What our patients are saying

The highly-trained physical therapists at Peak Performance work with each patient to perform a full evaluation that includes movement, strength and balance tests, and a review of your treatment history. For physical therapy to work, it has to be individualized and one-on-one.

While every patient and outcome is different, we have a track record for helping patients find relief and get back to their lives. Here are just a couple of success stories:

  • “Five stars all the way! My PT, Jerry, is wonderful and made conquering bursitis, tendinitis and frozen shoulder enjoyable. The whole staff is upbeat and fun. Therapy goes faster and less painful when you’re having a good time. Here, the hour seems like it’s over in a blink of an eye. I will never go back to a chiropractor. You get so much more with a therapist and therapy center. Thank you, Peak Performance!” — Margot S.
  • “I had a fantastic experience at Peak Performance! Darrin was wonderful to work with and was always willing to answer my questions and tailor the exercises to my needs. I was able to see signs that the exercises were working very quickly! The facility is a fun environment to be in and the staff was very attentive, you can tell that they truly care about your recovery. I highly recommend them!” — Tayvia D

Read more about what patients have to say on our patient testimonial page.

Contact the caring experts at Peak Performance today

If you want to learn more about how our physical therapy can work for you, contact one of our representatives to schedule your initial appointment.