Physical Therapy

Altru’s Physical Therapy helps people overcome disabilities caused by accidents, illnesses or chronic conditions. With locations in Grand Forks, East Grand Forks and the region, our physical therapists offer acute care and rehabilitation services for patients of all ages and diagnoses.

Goals of Physical Therapy

Physical therapists use temperature, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, massage and exercise to treat a variety of medical conditions and injuries.

A therapist may specialize in treating specific areas, such as the back, neck, knee or shoulder. Some physical therapists focus on sports injuries, strokes, spinal cord injuries, amputations or other conditions.

Physical therapy is designed to:

  • Restore motion and decrease pain
  • Correct deformities
  • Increase muscle strength, flexibility and endurance
  • Decrease swelling
  • Improve balance, coordination and walking
  • Prevent injury


Altru's Physical Therapy provides the following programs and services:

What to Expect


Even though a patient may call for his or her own appointment or another professional may initiate one, a physician's prescription must accompany the patient. Our staff will work closely with referring physicians, communicating and sharing information on treatment planning, goals and patient progress.


During your initial visit, the physical therapist will evaluate your condition. This involves reviewing your health history, determining how you could benefit from physical therapy, outlining treatment goals and developing a plan.


The quality and speed of your recovery depend largely on you. The time and effort you invest in your therapy program will help you enjoy the best possible outcome.

Your physical therapist will maintain a careful record of your progress and periodically re-evaluate your condition. You are encouraged to ask questions and openly discuss problems.


North Dakota

Altru Performance Center | 701.780.2300

Aneta Parkview Health Center | Aneta 701.780.2400

Cooperstown Medical Center | Cooperstown 701.780.2400

Altru Clinic | Devils Lake 701.665.5247

Altru Clinic | Drayton 701.454.3311

Sanny and Jerry Ryan Center for Prevention and Genetics | Grand Forks 701.732.7620

Altru Family YMCA | Grand Forks 701.780.2400

Valley 4000 | Grand Forks 701.780.2400

Hatton Prairie Village | Hatton 701.780.2400

Cavalier County Memorial | Langdon 701.780.2400

Larimore Masonic Temple | Larimore 701.780.2400

Nelson County Health System | McVille 701.780.2400

First Care Health Center | Park River 701.780.2400

Pembilier Nursing Center | Walhalla 701.780.2400


Altru Clinic | Crookston 218.281.9100

Altru Clinic | East Grand Forks 218.773.0357

Altru Clinic | Erskine 218.687.5317

Altru Clinic | Red Lake Falls 218.253.4343

Altru Clinic | Thief River Falls 218.681.7280

Kittson Memorial Health Care Center | Hallock 218.843.3612

Kittson Memorial Clinic | Karlstad 218.436.7614 or 701.780.2400 for scheduling

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