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Research Physical Therapy Specialists

 Formerly called the Mobility Research Clinic

Carolina Medical Plaza
3010 Farrow Road
Suite 120
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: 803-434-7750
Fax: 803-434-2983

Our office hours are Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. To schedule an appointment call 803-434-7750.

This practice is a clinical collaboration between Palmetto Health and the University of South Carolina Physical Therapy Program.  The faculty of this practice are board-certified physical therapy specialists in orthopedics,  geriatrics and/or vestibular assessment and rehabilitation. 

Download Research Physical Therapy Physician Referral Form.

Palmetto Health Research Physical Therapy Specialists treats:

     Pain (Neuromusculoskeletal) Including: back, neck, joints (shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle)

     Headaches: Cervicogenic, tension-pain from the neck and/or around the head

     Central Sensitivity Syndromes: Fibromyalgia-Pain and trigger points or "knots"

     Vestibular Dysfunction: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)-Dizziness

     Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ): Pain and/or clicking

     Neuromuscular impairments – Geriatric syndromes, balance, gait (walking) difficulties

     Problems not resolved through conventional therapy.

Services provided to patients here are for anyone requiring physical therapy services. Evidence-based research is implemented in the care provided to each individual and the outcomes are tracked to ensure we are doing everything we can do to achieve results as efficiently as possible. One advantage of treatment from this practice is that the level of care provided to every patient is by a doctorate level physical therapists (DPT/PhD) who has additional training and certifications of advanced-level practice.

The services provided are not experimental, but many are state-of-the-art. All therapies provided are approved and fall within the scope of practice set by the South Carolina Board of Physcical Therapy. The treatment techniques employed are based on published research, out-come based therapeutic interventions, and innovative techniques that for many people have been found to have amazing results. These physical therapy specialists give individual attention during each session. By working one-on-one, the patient receives treatments designed specifically for their physical limitations and areas of pain, etc.

A questionnaire will be filled out at a patient's first appointment that will help track the outcome of treatments. The result of these processes allows objective measurements of a patient's progress during therapy and the ability to implement the most effective therapies for a patient to reach maximum rehabilitation potential.

These specialists use collected data, studied results, and analyzed information to bring positive results to the patient's lack of ability to move a body part, walk normally and travel painlessly from one place to another. In light of new facts, the typical physical therapy may be revised to best employ the more practical application of the revised theories.