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We found 5 physical therapists who accept Blue Shield of California near Porterville, CA.

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Specializes in Physical Therapy
112 N D Street
Porterville, CA
 

Ms. Kelly Edwards is a physical therapist in Porterville, CA. Ms. Edwards is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in Physical Therapy
368 W Olive Avenue
Porterville, CA
 

Ms. Michelle Reader's specialty is physical therapy. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Physical Therapy
876 W Grand Avenue
Porterville, CA
 

Mr. Michael Peters' area of specialization is physical therapy. He takes Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Physical Therapy
112 North D Street
Porterville, CA
 

Mr. Christopher Lewis' area of specialization is physical therapy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Physical Therapy
661 N Prospect Street
Porterville, CA
 

Mr. Stephen Rose specializes in physical therapy. He accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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What is Physical Therapy?

When injury or disease limit a patient’s ability to move and enjoy day-to-day activities without hurting, physical therapy helps restore movement and function. Physical therapy can increase strength, balance, and range of motion while reducing stiffness and pain. In some cases it may even be a safe and non-invasive alternative to pain medications or surgery.

Because physical therapy is used to treat an incredibly wide variety of ailments, each patient’s experience may be slightly different. In general, however, physical therapy appointments will consist of an examination, physical therapy treatments, and instructions about helpful ways to move or techniques to approach physical challenges.

The treatments used in physical therapy help to increase movement, reduce pain, and speed healing. They may include, among others:
  • Stretching
  • Strength exercises
  • Massage
  • Water therapy
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Heat or cold therapy

Physical therapy is useful for many different problems. Almost any injury or disease that makes it painful or difficult to move can be treated with physical therapy. A few examples of conditions regularly seen by physical therapists include:
  • Injuries, including fractures, sprains, and strains
  • Lower back pain
  • Post-surgical care
  • Amputation
  • Stroke or brain injury
  • Dizziness and loss of balance
  • Muscle disorders
  • Developmental delays

Being able to go about your daily life effectively and comfortably is a key component of independence. Restoring that function is the work of physical therapists.