Physical Therapy in Columbia

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Over 200 Five Star Reviews

We are proud to have earned the trust of over 200 people who left us a 5-star review. Our team of experienced therapists continues to provide the best physical therapy.

Best In Business 2022 & 2023

We are the SC Best In Business for 2022 and 2023 winners! We could not have done this without the help of our wonderful clients in South Carolina!

Top Rated Local 2024

We proudly earned the prestigious ‘Top Rated Local’ 2024 award, recognized as the pinnacle of excellence in our state, showcasing our commitment to exceptional service and care.

Three Best Rated 2023

We’re honored to be among Columbia, South Carolina’s top three Physical Therapists, as acknowledged by Three Best Rated, a testament to our dedication to delivering great services.

The State’s Best Silver Award

We clinched ‘The State’s Best’ 2023 Silver Award, a distinguished recognition reflecting our continuous pursuit of excellence and innovation in the field of physical therapy.

Top Rated Physical Therapists in Columbia

Looking for the right physical therapist? Our clinic offers an exceptional experience, unlike any other. Every therapist in our team is not just licensed but is a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), offering an elevated level of expertise and care.

We’re not your typical physical therapy clinic. Here, you receive one-on-one undivided attention from our physical therapists. Our team takes pride in crafting tailor-made and personalized plans, specifically designed for each individual. We believe in the power of individualized physical therapy, ensuring that every person receives the attention and care they deserve.

Personalized Care from Our Team

We firmly believe in the transformative power of personalized physical therapy. That’s why our expert therapists pride themselves on creating unique, tailor-made recovery plans that cater specifically to your needs and condition. Because no two people are alike, no two injuries, even on the same body part, can be treated exactly the same.

Our expert fitness & medical team will evaluate your condition and create a customized treatment plan that will get you back on track to being your best. Our staff will guide you through each visit with personalized attention and dedication.

Our Proven 4-Phase Recovery Program

It can be frustrating and overwhelming when you’re in pain and don’t know where to turn for help. Our physical therapy experts will work with you one-on-one to identify the root cause of your pain and create a personalized treatment plan that will reduce your pain quickly. We’ll also provide you with helpful resources like exercises and pain reduction tips so you can continue to progress even after leaving our clinic. On average our patients see a significant reduction in pain in 6 visits or less.

We all know that reducing pain is important, but sometimes it’s hard to stay motivated after the initial relief. It can be tough to keep up the momentum after your pain has subsided. You may feel like you’re stuck in a rut and don’t know how to get moving again. During Phase II, we help you regain your mobility, flexibility, and strength so you can continue on your path to success. With our help, you’ll be primed for future performance and able to prevent injury. 

You’ve been sidelined by an injury and you’re eager to get back to your old self as soon as possible. It’s frustrating when you’re injured and can’t do the things you love. Sitting on the sidelines is hard, especially when everyone else seems to be moving on without you. That’s where our physical therapists come in. We’ll help you rehab your injury so that you can get back to your old self as quickly as possible. With our personalized treatment plans and experienced therapists, we’ll have you feeling like yourself again in no time.

You’ve just suffered an injury and the last thing you want to do is go through the pain again. It’s normal to feel concerned that the injury will occur again. In fact, most people worry about this very thing. That’s why our physical therapists make sure that you are equipped with the tools needed to prevent any future injury. We’ll help you recover quickly and safely so that you can get back to your life as soon as possible.

Success Stories & Testimonials

Meet Our Team

Dr. Jim Floyd

PT, DPT, CSCS, CSPS, Cert DN, FMSC, TPI Lvl 2 Medical

Dr. Sean Jacobs


Dr. Manya Salyer


Ascent Recovery Zone


Elevate your performance at our Ascent Recovery Zone. We focus more on what you achieve than how you achieve it, ensuring you spend less time recovering and more time reaching your peak performance. Our integrated recovery solutions support your body’s natural recovery process, allowing you to experience quicker recovery times, enhanced wellness, and improved training efficiency.

Visit our Ascent today and see how enhancing your recovery can transform your training. Ready to boost your athletic performance and wellness? Schedule your session today and discover the difference a focused recovery can make. accelerate recovery, enhance wellness, and boost your training efficiency.


Baseball Rehab

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Dry Needling

Unlike the majority of other physical therapy clinics, our practice in Columbia provides an exceptional one-on-one approach for dry needling pain relief. Each of our therapists is not just a physical therapist but a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT).

Functional Five Exercise Services

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Intermittent Pneumatic Compression

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Orthopedic Therapy

When it comes to orthopedic physical therapy, we redefine the standard by providing unmatched attention and care to each patient. What sets us apart from the vast majority of clinics is our commitment to delivering personalized, one-on-one treatment.

Physical Therapy

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Sports Rehabilitation

At our clinic, we understand that sports injuries are an inevitable part of an athlete’s journey, whether you’re a weekend warrior or a serious competitor. While minor injuries can be managed at home, there are instances when immediate medical attention..


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Vestibular Therapy

At our clinic, we believe in delivering unparalleled care to our patients. That’s why our approach to Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy stands out from the rest. With a strong emphasis on personalized attention and expertise, we ensure that every patient receives..

Live Pain Free in Columbia

Our team understands that you want to live an active lifestyle that is comfortable and capable. Your body must work in order to achieve that. You are experiencing pain, injury or weakness, which can make you feel confused and frustrated.

We are firm believers in the importance of a fully functional body. We understand the challenges and frustrations that come with injuries, which is why we have successfully supported and guided countless individuals on their journey to reclaiming their active lifestyles.

This is how we do it:

  1. Tell us your story
  2. Get your customized plan.
  3. Start feeling better.
  4. Conquer your goals.

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Our Physical Therapy Programs

We’re experts at helping you be pain free and back to life! Our Doctors of Physical Therapy are passionate about helping all of our patients achieve a higher level of function by identifying the root cause of pain and/or helping to prevent injuries in the first place! 

Our programs are meticulously crafted to support you in reaching your physical health goals. We understand that everyone’s journey is unique, and our aim is to provide you with the necessary resources and guidance to succeed.

Whether it’s getting back on the playing field, performing the weekend activities that you love, or lifting up your grandchildren, we can help!

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect during physical therapy sessions?

Physical therapy sessions typically involve an assessment of your condition, manual techniques to improve mobility and flexibility, individualized exercises and activities to help you reach your goals, education on how to prevent further injury or pain, and instruction on proper posture, body mechanics and other lifestyle changes.


What are the direct access laws?

In South Carolina, you can be seen by a physical therapist for up to 30 days without physician involvement/plan of care

What do I need to wear or bring with me?

You should dress in comfortable, loose clothing that allows you to move easily and doesn’t restrict circulation. Depending on your condition, your physical therapist may also recommend special shoes or a brace. You should also bring any paperwork related to your medical history, including x-rays, ultrasounds, and doctor’s notes.

Is there anything I can do before my appointment to prepare?

Yes! Make sure you arrive for your session well-rested so that you can give it your full attention and energy. It is also helpful if you keep track of how much pain medication (if any) you take prior to the appointment so that the physical therapist can adjust the intensity of treatment accordingly.

How long will my physical therapy sessions last?

Sessions typically last 30-60 minutes depending on your condition and the types of techniques used. Your physical therapist will give you an estimate when you first arrive for your appointment.

Are there any exercises I can do at home between appointments to help improve my condition?

Yes! Your physical therapist may provide specific exercise recommendations for you to try in between visits, which will help speed up your recovery and progress faster toward reaching your goals. It’s important to follow these carefully and always check with your PT before starting a new exercise program if you have any questions or concerns.

What if I have questions after my physical therapy session?

Your physical therapist should be available to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your treatment plan before and after each visit. You can also contact the clinic directly for further assistance. We want you to get the most out of every session!

Will insurance cover my physical therapy?

It depends on your insurance plan. Most plans cover some or all of the costs associated with physical therapy, but you should check with your provider to determine coverage and any associated fees.

How often will I need to attend physical therapy sessions?

The frequency of visits will depend on your individual goals and condition, but typically it is recommended that patients attend 2-3 times per week for a minimum of 4-6 weeks in order to maximize results. Your therapist will provide more details during your initial appointment.

How long will it take for me to see results?

Every person’s situation is unique; therefore the amount of time needed to reach goals varies. With commitment and dedication from both you and your physical therapist, you can expect to start seeing results within a few weeks. The more positive lifestyle changes you make, the faster your progress will be!

Will my physical therapist be able to answer any questions I have about my condition?

Yes! Your physical therapist should be available to discuss any concerns or questions you have regarding your condition or treatment plan. Don’t hesitate to bring up any issues that may arise during the course of therapy.

What if I feel too much pain during a session?

If at any time during your physical therapy session you experience increased pain, it’s important to let your therapist know so they can adjust the intensity or technique as necessary. Your therapist will work with you to make sure that treatment is comfortable and effective for you

How will I know when I no longer need physical therapy?

Your physical therapist should be able to provide guidance on when it is appropriate to stop attending physical therapy sessions based on your progress, goals, and overall health status. It’s important to listen to your therapist and continue with treatment until they feel you are ready to move on.


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