Each year, half of all American adults will develop a musculoskeletal injury lasting longer than three months, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Musculoskeletal injuries call for expert physical therapy. Additionally, other pain-inducing conditions, such as pregnancy and arthritis, can be successfully treated with physical therapy.
With a mission to enhance the daily lives of patients by providing expert care, Terry Physical Therapy offers quality treatment and education specifically tailored to meet individual patient needs. Terry Physical Therapy was started in 1999 by Dr. Onuwa D. Terry PT, DPT in Mission, where the location remains today. A second location in Peñitas was added in 2018. Both clinics offer a unique family-oriented feel that prioritizes patient health and community wellness.
“Most people think that living in pain is normal,” said Marsha Terry, RN MSN, Terry Physical Therapy office administrator, and wife of Dr. Onuwa D. Terry. “One of the things we advocate for is that you should not be living in pain.”
Marsha explained how Terry Physical Therapy is passionate about not only helping their patients get out of pain, but educating them on how to stay out of pain.
Terry Physical Therapy offers a free shoulder workshop once a month. The workshop is led by a Terry Physical Therapy team member who educates participants on why they have pain and provides guided exercises that can be practiced regularly at home to help eradicate shoulder pain.
Before patients start thinking about practicing any other exercises at home to alleviate pain, it’s important they visit a physical therapy clinic for evaluation.
“Every patient that we have in our clinic is evaluated by one of our doctors of physical therapy,” Marsha said.
With a consultation lasting from 45 minutes to an hour, the physical therapist is talking to the patient and assessing the underlying issues so that they can develop the proper plan of care.
All patients from ages 4 to 99 have a tailor-made plan of care, which includes:
- Neurological disorders
- Neck pain and headaches
- Arthritis pain relief
- Work injury
- Work conditioning
- Pregnancy pain relief
- Back pain and sciatica relief
- Hip and knee pain relief
- Foot and ankle pain relief
- Pre-surgical rehab
- Post-surgical rehab
- Balance and gait disorders
- Neck pain relief
- Chronic pain relief
- Motor vehicle accident injury
- TMJ dysfunction
- Vestibular rehab
- Bell’s Palsy therapy
- Shoulder pain relief
- Elbow, wrist, and hand pain relief
- Sport injuries
The Terry family has a special love for the RGV community, which is why they created The Terry Family Scholarship. UTRGV is soon to offer its first doctor of physical therapy program. With The Terry Family Scholarship, students in the RGV community can go to school locally in the area instead of moving outside of the region to pursue their education. The program is set to open approximately in 2025.
“Our scholarship is initially set to give La Joya School District first dibs on the scholarship, and then moves down to the rest of the RGV community,” said Marsha, elaborating on how La Joya is one of the more underserved areas in the community. “We’re really proud of it. The scholarship is fully funded. As UTRGV starts to take on students for their first graduating class, applicants can apply and have access to the funds they need.”
Terry Physical Therapy stands out amongst the rest when it comes to treatment plans for pain, quality education for patients, and special offers for the RGV community. Connect with Terry Physical Therapy on instagram@terryphysicaltherapy. For more information on the Terry Family Scholarship, visit TerryPT.com.