Get Back the Life You Want to Lead

Our physical therapy and occupational therapy programs are designed to help you achieve your health goals and get you back to living a safe and productive life. When recovering from a condition, illness, or injury we are here to help you regain your independence. With customized treatment plans, we will help you achieve your maximum fitness level and get you back to the life you want to lead.

Physical Therapy

Our physical therapy preserves, enhances, and restores movement and physical function that has been impaired or threatened by disease, injury, or disability. Our expert physical therapists (PTs) are trained to assess and treat your condition utilizing therapeutic exercise, manual soft tissue interventions, physical modalities (such as ultrasound, vasopneumatic compression, and electrotherapy), assistive devices, and patient education and training to improve your strength, abilities, capabilities, and functional mobility to get back to life pain free.

Common Conditions Treated

From headaches and fractures to tendon injuries and cancer, we treat all conditions from head to toe and everything in between. Ask your healthcare provider if physical therapy is right for you. Some of the most common conditions treated are:

  • Head and Neck Pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis/Tear
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Wrist Fracture and Tendonitis
  • Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Herniated Disc
  • Joint Replacements
  • Hamstring Injuries
  • Hip and Knee Pain
  • ACL Tear
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Balance Issues
  • Parkinson Disease
  • Stroke
  • Obesity/Bariatric
  • Osteoarthritis

Specialty Services Offered

  • Graston/IASTM Technique – Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (muscle tightness, tendon pain).
  • Dartfish Video Gait Analysis – Analysis of how the feet interact with the surface and how it impacts leg biomechanics and pain issues.
  • Custom Foot Orthotics – Custom inserts in shoes to help correct alignment of feet and legs for pain relief and optimal function of feet.
  • Dry Needling – Introduction of fine needles into soft tissue and joint spaces for pain relief by triggering a response from the central nervous system to heal the affected area.
  • Vestibular/Balance Rehabilitation – Treats vestibular disorders or symptoms, characterized by dizziness, vertigo, and trouble with balance, posture, and vision.
  • Aquatic Therapy – Water-based treatments or exercises of therapeutic intent, in particular for relaxation, fitness, and physical rehabilitation.
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE) – A set of tests, practices, and observations used to determine the person’s ability to function in a variety of circumstances, most often employment, in an objective manner.
  • TMJ (Jaw Pain) Therapy – Evaluation and treatment of the neck and head with close ties to the jaw.
  • Lymphedema Therapy – Treatment for swelling that generally occurs in one of the arms or legs. There is no cure, but it can be managed.
  • Bariatric Therapy – Helps manage conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, diabetes, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and/or joint pain. Bariatric Optimization Programs allow you to exercise safely and reach your weight loss goals.

Address The Pain

Physical therapy is a great pain management tool if you are looking for a safe and effective alternative to medication. Opioids only mask pain, whereas physical therapists treat pain through exercise and education using a hands-on approach. Here is a list of conditions treated:

  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) – Generally arises from a minor injury, such as a scrape, sprain, or strain and can result in the syndrome that is defined as being complex, regional (symptoms are generally in one region of the body), and painful.
  • Fibromyalgia – A chronic condition that is difficult to diagnose includes symptoms such as widespread chronic pain and fatigue.
  • Chronic Pain – One of the most common symptoms that may lead someone to seek the help of a physical therapist or other healthcare professional.

Occupational Therapy

Our Occupational Therapy Program helps you develop the skills to participate in everyday activities such as dressing yourself, functioning in the kitchen, and getting in and out of the bathtub. Whether you are recovering from an injury, overcoming an illness, or managing a disability, our occupational therapists (OTs) help you gain the skills and knowledge to manage daily life on your own.

Our highly skilled and experienced staff are dedicated to improving your quality of life through customized treatment plans, home and job site evaluations with adaptive recommendations, performance skills assessment and treatment, training and adaptive equipment recommendations, and guidance for family members and care givers.

Common Conditions Treated

  • Work Related Injuries
  • Repetitive Stress Injuries
  • Shoulder and Arm Injuries
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Neurologic Conditions
  • Arthritis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Chronic Conditions
  • Heart Attack/Cardiovascular Conditions
  • Learning Problems
  • Developmental Disabilities

Specialty Services Offered

  • Certified Hand Therapy – Using specialized skills in assessment, planning and treatment, hand therapists provide therapeutic interventions to prevent dysfunction, restore function, and/or reverse the progression of pathology of the upper limb in order to enhance an individual’s ability to execute tasks and to participate fully in life situations.

Locations

Avita Pediatric Therapy Center

865 Harding Way W
Galion, OH 44833
419-468-0570

Avita Therapy & Sports Medicine

385 N Seltzer St
Crestline, OH 44827
419-683-4526

959 Hopley Ave
Bucyrus, OH 44820
419-562-1009

955 Hosford Rd
Galion, OH 44833
419-468-9194

Galion Hospital Inpatient Rehab

269 Portland Way S
Galion, OH 44833
419-468-0885

Avita Summit Therapy and Performance Centers

2170 Stumbo Road
Mansfield, OH 44906
419-756-2525

142 N Gamble Street
Shelby, OH 44875
419-756-2525

750 Scholl Road
Mansfield, OH 44907
419-756-2525

Workwell Occupational Health Services

959 Hopley Ave
Bucyrus, OH 44820
419-468-0630

710 Richland Mall
Ontario, OH 44906
419-468-0630

800 Portland Way N
Galion, OH 44833
419-468-0630

Telehealth

Avita’s Physical Therpists are now offering Telehealth appointments to their patients. To be eligible for a Telehealth appointment, you must call the office at one of our locations, and be approved for Telehealth by the therapist. Your Telehealth appointment will be scheduled by staff based on availability. When it is time for your appointment, you will be provided a Meeting ID and password to access your Telehealth appointment. You must use video and either a phone call or computer audio to join a Telehealth appointment. In order to use this service, please follow the instructions below or call the office at one of our locations.

Software Installation

Download the Zoom Cloud Meetings app on your mobile device or visit the Zoom website and then follow the instructions for your device below.

Android/iPhone

  1. Download the Zoom Cloud Meetings app from Google Play or the App Store via the links above.
  2. Launch the app and click “Join a Meeting”. Enter the Meeting ID you were given and your name, and then click “Join”.
  3. Enter the password you were provided. You may be asked to allow permissions to access your microphone and camera. Make sure to allow permission.
  4. On the video preview screen, click “Join with Video”.
  5. Once connected press “Call via Device Audio” on Android or “Call using Internet Audio” on iPhone.

Desktop/Laptop

  1. Click the Zoom logo above to visit the Zoom website.
  2. When the page loads, enter the Meeting ID you were given and click “Join”.
  3. On the next screen the Zoom software should automatically download. If it does not start automatically, click the link that says “download here”. Open the file that was downloaded once it is finished.
  4. When the software opens, enter your name and the password you were provided. Then, click “Join Meeting”.
  5. Next, ensure your webcam is working properly in the preview and click “Join with Video”.
  6. Once connected, click “Join with Computer Audio”.