Physical therapy can help patients with an orthopedic injury or condition restore functionality, reduce pain, and regain strength and stability. It is a non-invasive course of treatment and in some cases can serve as an alternative to pain management and surgery. Your physical therapist will administer appropriate treatments, such as heat, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, massage, or a whirlpool or ice bath. They will design a series of exercises that will help you regain mobility, build strength, and complete your daily activities without pain. You’ll learn how to complete those exercises at home, and your physical therapist can help you establish a complementary fitness program. St. Lawrence Health System offers physical therapy in both Canton and Potsdam, and there are a number of independent physical therapy providers in St. Lawrence County.