Our objective at North Hills Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy (NHOSPT) is to provide quality physical therapy and patient care in an environment that is friendly, enthusiastic, up-to-date, and motivational. Every patient will be treated with an individualized rehabilitation program to assist them in achieving a safe and rapid recovery. Our staff works in an efficient and coordinated manner to maximize patient success.
Services at NHOSPT include orthopedic and sports rehabilitation, home exercise instruction, general fitness and preventative conditioning programs for athletes. All of the Physical Therapists at NHOSPT are Direct Access Certified. This means that we can legally evaluate and treat patients without a Physician's referral. To find out more about direct access, take a look at some information from the APTA (American Physical Therapy Assocation)
About the Owner
North Hills Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy (NHOSPT) is under the ownership and direction of Steven Hoffman, PT, ATC, SCS. Mr. Hoffman has been a Rehabilitation Consultant to the Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Club and previously served as Head Athletic Trainer and Physical Therapist for the North Allegheny School District from 1982 through 1992. He is currently on the clinical faculty of eight physical therapy schools and is a Board Certified Sports Physical Therapist.
More About Physical Therapists
Physical therapists (PTs) are health care professionals who diagnose and treat people of all ages who have medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives.
PTs must have a graduate degree from an accredited physical therapy program before taking the national licensure examination. The minimum educational requirement is a master's degree, yet most educational programs now offer the doctor of physical therapy (DPT) degree.
Physical therapists practice in hospitals, private practices, outpatient clinics, rehabilitation facilities, skilled nursing facilities, homes, education or research centers, schools, hospices, corporate or industrial health centers, athletic facilities, and other settings.
More information can be found at the American Physical Therapy Association "for consumers" link: http://www.moveforwardpt.com/