Physical Therapy Houston

We are pleased to offer Physical Therapy services, including free screenings, at our Heights and EaDo locations.

Dr. Pieter de Smidt, PT, DPT

Dr. de Smidt has over 30 years of experience as a Physical Therapist. He has achieved certifications in Mckenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, Manual Therapy and Sports Therapy. With his Post-Professional Doctorate in PT he specialized in management of musculoskeletal injuries of the neck, back, shoulder, hip and knee.

Dr. de Smidt’s evidenced-based, integrated approach of manual therapy with corrective exercises is best described by his mantra “Gain It, Maintain It and Load it.”

  • Regain your mobility and move without pain with manual therapy
  • Stabilize and Maintain your pain-free mobility with corrective exercises
  • Load it with resistive exercises.

physical therapy care by a doctor of physical therapy

Did you know that in most Physical Therapy clinics, the Therapist sees 2-3 patients at once? Because of that, you will spend most of your time with an unlicensed staff member! You pay for individual care, but you get group treatment.

We Treat You One-on-One. Guaranteed.

have pain, but dont want surgery?

Research has shown that quality rehabilitation is just as effective as surgery. And it’s much cheaper. Come see us if you are ready to get out of pain and back to doing what you want to do.

You can even use your Flex Spending Account and your Health Savings Account.

our goal is to get you better asap so you dont need us anymore

We offer treatment, coaching and education so you will be able to manage your condition, by yourself, quickly. Many patients get better with just a few sessions of quality, hands-on, individualized Physical Therapy.

we offer two programs

Physical therapy

  • Patient is in pain and needs a hands-on treatment in combination with exercise.
  • Patient had a recent accident or injury, or has pain/issues when they work out.
  • Hands on treatment includes:
    • Graston/IASTM: Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue mobilization
    • Spine Manipulation and Joint Mobilizations
    • Cupping
    • Dry Needling
  • Corrective Exercises:
    • Mobility and stretching exercises
    • Stabilization and motor control exercises
    • Strength & Conditioning

Medical Fitness

  • Participant is not in pain, but has had an injury or surgery and wants or needs someone with a medical understanding of their condition to assist them to get back to being active again and back to working out.
  • Someone who has never worked out before because of medical reasons, but wants to get fit. Because of the medical condition, they feel more comfortable to work out with a physical Therapist before they progress to personal training.
  • Participant may have a lot of stiffness and wants some stretching and hands-on treatment to improve mobility and their workouts.
schedule your session or request more information here

Interested in learning more about how you can benefit from our Physical Therapy services? Check out the information below or contact us to get more information or schedule a session.

Sample Assessment of a patient with hip pain

physical therapy

one-on-one care

We offer hands-on, evidence-based Physical Therapy. Unlike most other clinics, we treat our patients one-on-one, and you will only be seen by a Physical Therapist and not by an unlicensed PT tech or PT aide.

manual therapy

Manual Therapy is an important part of our treatment, and we feel that it is essential to integrate manual treatment with exercises to get the best long-term outcomes. Research has shown that the combination of Manual Therapy and exercise is most successful for pain.

exercise therapy

We start with corrective exercises that will correct your mobility and motor control restrictions. Then, we will start loading your body with strengthening and conditioning work to build resilience, which is the main ingredient to avoid future injuries.

medical fitness

strength & stamina

With our Medical Fitness Training, we will delve deep into building your fittest body. The treatments aim to not only shape you up, but also instruct and inform you in the right methods for weightlifting and other forms of exercise.

flexibility and mobility

Learn how to maintain a comfortable and healthy posture with our comprehensive treatment that includes some of the most popular yoga and Pilates postures. These postures are geared to make your body more flexible and agile.