Physical Therapy Specialist

Star Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Orthopedic Surgeons located in Frisco, TX & Coppell, TX

You may find it hard to believe that exercise is one of the best treatments for musculoskeletal pain, whether from an injury, exercise, or underlying disease. Dedicated to reducing pain and restoring health and function, the team at Star Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Coppell and Frisco, Texas, including Andrew Dold, MD, FACS, and Paul Ghattos, MD, as well as Jason Petrasic, MD, a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, who recommends physical therapy as a nonsurgical treatment for many orthopedic conditions and needs. To reduce pain or regain mobility, contact the office nearest you by phone or request an appointment online to learn more about the benefits of physical therapy.

Physical Therapy Q & A

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy is a medical specialty that utilizes prescribed exercise, hands-on care, and education to reduce your pain, restore your mobility, and improve your quality of life. Physical therapy is a nonsurgical and drug-free approach that benefits many health conditions, including those managed by the specialists at Star Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.


Your physical therapy at Star Orthopedics and Sports Medicine is conducted by physical therapists, who are licensed healthcare professionals trained to provide the personalized care you need to optimize your health and wellness. 


Am I a good candidate for physical therapy?

The orthopedic team at Star Orthopedics and Sports Medicine determines if you’re a good candidate for physical therapy during your evaluation. The team may recommend physical therapy to:


  • Assist with pain relief
  • Promote healing
  • Restore mobility
  • Improve your quality of life
  • Reduce your need for surgery


The team may also recommend physical therapy to help you recover from a sports injury or as part of your post-surgical treatment plan. You may also benefit from physical therapy as a nonsurgical treatment for arthritis. 

Athletes also benefit from physical therapy to improve muscle strength, balance, and coordination to improve athletic performance and reduce the risk of injury. 


What can I expect during physical therapy evaluation?

You can expect a comprehensive exam during your physical therapy evaluation. During your exam, your physical therapist at Star Orthopedics and Sports Medicine asks detailed questions about your symptoms, medical history, usual exercise habits, and daily activities. Your physical therapist then conducts a physical exam, focusing on your body’s overall strength, balance, and mobility, as well as the health and function of your diseased or injured body part. 

Based on the information gathered during your evaluation, your physical therapist develops your individualized treatment plan, which includes your personal goals and the recommended treatments to help you reach your goals. 

Your physical therapy treatments may include:


  • In-office exercise program performed with your physical therapist
  • Home exercise program
  • Heat or cold therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Use of orthopedic tools to help you regain or maintain independence



You may require several weeks of physical therapy to achieve your personal health goals. Your physical therapist reviews the specifics of your treatment plan before you get started, so you know what to expect. 

To learn more about physical therapy and how it may benefit your health, call Star Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, or request an appointment online today.