Expert rehabilitative care

At Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center, our physical therapy teams have the specialized expertise to minimize pain and maximize motion. The team includes physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and athletic trainers, who are licensed professionals with specialized training and extensive experience with all orthopaedic conditions.

Our team has the experience, knowledge, and training in all the latest techniques to get you back to your favorite activities. They address limited physical movement due to aging, injury, degenerative, or hereditary conditions, and recovery following orthopaedic surgery. They will provide you with the highest level of care in our fully equipped, modern therapy facilities. Working closely with your physician, they will develop a treatment plan that addresses your specific rehabilitative needs, including home-based exercises to help you meet your rehab goals faster.

Common Conditions Treated

Our physical therapy team focuses on pre- and post-surgical rehab, nonsurgical rehab, and manual, hands-on therapy techniques to treat multiple conditions, including:


Auto injuries

Balance issues

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Cervical / neck pain and disorders,

including muscle strains, whiplash, post-surgical rehab, and other conditions.

Chronic pain and Fibromyalgia

Elbow, hand and wrist injuries

Fracture care

Foot and ankle disorders,

including bunions, plantar fasciitis, post-surgical rehab, and other conditions.

Hip pain / injuries,

including ligamentous injuries, capsular injuries, muscles strains, post-surgical rehab (including after arthroscopic hip surgeries), and other conditions.

Impingement syndrome

Joint pain and post-surgical rehab after joint replacement

Knee pain / injuries,

including ligamentous injuries, meniscal tears, muscle strains, post-surgical rehab, and other conditions.

Ligament and meniscal tears

Lumbar / low back pain and disorders,

including sciatica, scoliosis, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, post-surgical rehab, and other conditions.


Rotator cuff injuries and repair

Shoulder pain / injuries,

including instability, tendon injuries, capsular injuries, post-operative surgical care, post-surgical rehab, and other conditions.

Sports injuries and muscle strains


Vestibular disorders,

including dizziness and balance issues.

Workplace injuries


And many more conditions not listed here. Contact the Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center Physical Therapy location of your choice for more information.

Innovative Treatment Options

Our physical therapy staff are trained in the following:

Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic therapy is a form of physical therapy that uses the unique advantages of exercising in the water to reach your rehabilitation goals. The buoyancy of water enables anyone who has a physical limitation to perform exercise in a weight reduced environment. It is an option for anyone with limited weight bearing status, chronic pain or a history of balance issues/falling.

Biomechanical Movement Assessments

Our clinicians can provide a thorough biomechanical analysis to determine movement patterns that may limit your function. This analysis will provide you and your therapists with a framework to address any muscular imbalances, flexibility restrictions, strength deficits, joint impairments, or neuromuscular deficits.

Dry Needling

Dry needling is a technique that specially trained physical and occupational therapists can use in conjunction with other therapeutic interventions to treat muscle tension and spasms caused by a wide range of conditions such as arthritis, muscle or ligament strains, headaches, and nerve irritation. It is called “dry needling” because needles pierce the skin without injecting any kind of solution. While the needles used in dry needling are comparable to the ones used in acupuncture that is where the similarities end. Dry needling is based on Western, science-based principles and not traditional Eastern medicine philosophies.

Functional-Based Exercises

Current research has shown the importance of improving the quality of movement to recover from current injury and prevent reoccurrence. Your physical therapy team will design a functional exercise program that will allow you to get back the things you love and need to do.

Functional Capacity Evaluation

A Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) provides a comprehensive assessment of an injured worker’s ability to perform certain job tasks after becoming injured or developing a limiting health condition. Employers can request this evaluation to screen employees for specific work related tasks, identify workplace modifications, and if appropriate, determine the extent of the employee’s disability. It can be utilized to guide work conditioning and return-to-work rehab, job-place modifications, and screening for movement dysfunctions.

Manual Therapy

Manual therapy techniques are skilled passive movements of joints and soft tissue that improve flexibility, increase range of motion, promote relaxation, reduce pain, and reduce soft tissue swelling or restriction.

Vestibular Rehab

Specialty-trained therapists at Crystal Clinic can provide treatment for conditions that result in dizziness, balance deficits, and vision disorders.

Physical Therapy Locations

Barberton - Lake Anna YMCA

500 West Hopocan Ave
Barberton, OH 44203


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4466 Fulton Dr NW
Upper Parking Level
Canton, OH 44718


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1622 SR 619
East Entrance, Ste 200
Akron, OH 44312


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1310 Corporate Dr
Hudson, OH 44236


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Independence I

4400 Rockside Rd
Independence, OH 44131


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2007 SR 59
Kent, OH 44240


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4975 Foote Rd
Ste 100
Medina, OH 44256


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Fairlawn I

3975 Embassy Pkwy
Fairlawn, OH 44333
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33001 Solon Rd
Solon, OH 44139


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323 High St
Ste C
Wadsworth, OH 44281


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Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center Hospital

Pre-operative Evaluation and Inpatient Rehabilitation ONLY

3557 Embassy Pkwy
Fairlawn, OH 44333


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* Early morning through evening appointments are available – please call your preferred physical therapy location for availability.