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Physical Therapy Clinic highlights services available to post Soldiers

The Fort Drum Physical Therapy Clinic delivers responsive, high-quality physical therapy treatment and rehabilitation to Soldiers of 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum.
Services are dedicated to the prevention of injury and devoted to the efficient delivery of high-quality, evidence-based care of the injured.
Services PT provides include:
  • Evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and dysfunctions.
  • Therapeutic exercise.
  • Full scope of physical therapy treatment modalities, including ultrasound, iontophoresis, electrical stimulation, traction, heat or cold.
  • Post-operative rehabilitation for orthopedic cases.
  • Instruction in the use of ambulatory aids, including canes, walkers and crutches.
  • Fabrication of custom orthoses for various conditions.
  • Classes in back exercises and proper body mechanics.
  • Fit and issue a variety of braces.
PT also offers the following programs, based on physical therapist recommendation:
  • Aquatic Therapy, which provides patients with low-impact cardiovascular, range of motion and strengthening exercises.
  • Monti Physical Fitness Center - Gym based rehabilitation, which addresses a variety of conditions.
  • Back Class, which provides patients with lower back and core anatomy and physiology and educates patients on how to streng-then core muscles to combat low back pain.
  • Running Class, which provides patients with instruction on forefoot strike rather than heel-strike running.
The PT Clinic at Guthrie is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed from noon to 1 p.m. The clinic also is open from 7 a.m. to noon Fridays and closed Friday afternoons for developmental training.
Hours of operation at the second PT Clinic, located at Conner Troop Medical Clinic are 6:45 to 9 a.m. for sick call. Then the Guthrie schedule is followed.
All appointments are by referral only.
Routine initial appointments may be scheduled by calling the Physical Therapy appointment line at 772-2778 and pressing option 4, then option 4 again for the second prompt.
Nonactive-duty members who need physical therapy treatment and rehabilitation will be referred to a civilian provider through TRICARE.

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