Information: (512) 475-8444
FAX: (512) 232-7918
Location: SSB 1st Floor
Information on Charges and Insurance
Physical Therapy requires 24 hour notice for reschedules and cancellations.
To cancel an appointment, call (512) 475-8444
Monday - Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday and UT Holidays
Closed 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of the month
Semester hours exceptions
The physical therapy department is hiring a student worker administrative associate to begin immediately. Apply using this link.
When an injury or health condition affects your ability to move comfortably, physical therapy can help. Physical therapy can improve mobility, eliminate pain, help postpone or avoid surgery, optimize recovery after surgery, and prevent future injury.
To see a physical therapist, you need a healthcare provider’s referral, similar to a prescription. Students can present a referral from UHS or from an off-campus provider, while faculty and staff need to obtain a referral from an off-campus provider. Referrals can be faxed to 512-232-7918. Charges apply. Insurance is welcome but not required.
At your first visit, the physical therapist will review your medical history, talk with you about your symptoms and diagnosis, and perform a physical evaluation. Your therapist may measure your strength, range of motion, and flexibility, and evaluate your gait, posture, balance, and coordination. Physical Therapy will then work with you to develop your treatment plan and goals to address your individual needs.
What happens at subsequent visits depends on your individual treatment plan. Often, the patient learns and practices exercises to improve strength, balance, and flexibility. The therapist may apply one of several therapeutic modalities (procedures or treatments) such as warm or cold packs, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, and hands-on treatment (manual therapy) such as joint and soft-tissue mobilization and stretching techniques. You may be given homework – exercises or activities to do between visits in order to build upon and sustain progress toward your goals.
Wear or bring comfortable clothing that permits movement, such as exercise clothes or a t-shirt and shorts. Wear closed-toe athletic shoes. (No flip-flops, please.)
Bring your UT ID card or valid photo ID, your insurance card (if you have insurance), and your referral for physical therapy.
Our licensed physical therapists and physical therapy assistants form a strong clinical team with tremendous expertise, patience, and passion for learning and for helping people feel better day by day. Meet the Staff
|Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm by appointment|
University Health Services is committed to providing high-quality care to patients of all ages, races, ethnicities, physical abilities or attributes, religions, sexual orientations, or gender identities/expression.
100 West Dean Keeton Student Services Building (SSB)