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At APT, we guarantee 30 minutes with their therapist every time they come in for an appointment. We fight to keep the quality of our care the best in the Arlington area and have helped thousands of patients reach their rehab goals!
All of our therapists focus on hands-on techniques like manipulation, deep tissue release and stretches before moving into exercises.
At APT, we are a family-owned practice and run our business, as such. We hope that every patient feels welcomed and at home when they come to each appointment.
With 11 therapists on staff, early and late hours, and weekend openings we can accommodate a busy life or work schedule as best we can. We will do our best to make sure you receive the best appointment times possible.
What we offer
EMG/NCS (Electromyography/Nerve Conduction Studies: these are used to measure the health of your nerves and evaluate the integrity of your muscles. This test is extremely helpful for the therapist and your doctor to assess the severity of the nerve damage and determine if surgery is necessary. This test is helpful in cases like back pain, neck pain, numbness/tingling/burning sensations in the hands or feet, weakness in the leg's arms or hands, diabetes, and neuropathy.
Diagnostic test allows the Physical Therapist to see inside the patient's body and look at the muscles, joints, and tendons to determine, within MINUTES, if there are any tears or inflammation. This advanced technology is unmatched and will allow the most accurate results for major pain areas, such as shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, hips, knees, ankles, and feet.
Telehealth or E-vists will be about a 15 minute consultation with your physical therapist. With e-vists you will be face-to-face with your PT using a platform called doxy.me. They will guide you through proper exercises or stretches to help you while your out of town or while social distancing and self-quarantining.
Foot Levelers Orthotics
Custom orthotics are used to correct imbalances in the body’s foundation – your feet. Foot Levelers custom orthotics are made just for you based off a foot scan. Correcting imbalances in the feet helps reduce and prevent pain by balancing the body.
Functional Capacity Evaluations
A Functional Capacity Evaluation is a set of tests created for individuals with work-related injuries. The tests are done to determine if the individual is capable of returning to work.
The use of small needles and electrotherapy in trigger points (knots) to create contractions in the muscle in order to stimulate healing.
Deep Tissue Laser Therapy
Deep Tissue Laser Therapy that uses a process called photobiomodulation to change the condition of damaged tissue by stimulating cellular metabolism, thereby accelerating the healing process and reducing inflammation.
TENS + EMS SYSTEM
Electrical nerve stimulation which helps to decreases pain, increase blood flow, desensitize pain receptors
Spinal Traction is used to treat Lower Back Pain, Sciatica, Degenerative Disc Disorders and many other conditions involving the spine.
“Pain was preventing me from driving. Lifting over my head was extremely difficult and painful. The functionality of my shoulder improved by 85%. My pain decreased from 4/10 to 1/10 during motion. Steve and Josh did a great job with aiding my shoulder to recovery.”
From Elena Toth
"I am grateful for the therapist Steve. I came believing my pain was going to always be there. I was wrong. Steve helped me eliminate my neck & leg pain. I couldn’t ask for anything more! I will miss this wonderful staff!"
From Betty Jones
“I came to APT post-surgery on my neck. I had a very limited range of motion. The therapists and staff made me feel confident in my ability to resume normal, pre-op activities. With the care I received here, and the home exercises prescribed, I am able to resume my normal activities. I can drive again without having to turn my whole torso just to look to the side! It’s those little things we take for granted. I will continue to do my strengthening exercises and get stronger every day! I am so glad I found APT!”
From Deborah Foster
"When I first came to APT I was amazed by the friendliness of the staff! I could tell that each staff member genuinely cared! At the beginning of my treatment, I was barely able to walk short distances without pain or discomfort in my knee. As a college student this was very discouraging. I was not able to hang out with my friends at the mall nor was I able to walk and grab lunch on campus. I missed participating in my normal daily activities. As the rehabilitation continued, I started walking longer distances and increased my activity level. Throughout the process each person encouraged me. Josh and Steve helped me tremendously! By the end of the treatment my leg strength and flexibility had increased. Now I can jog, walk, climb stairs, go to the mall, and do many other fun activities my college offers. Without APT I do not think I would have gotten to where I am today. I honestly looked forward to going to physical therapy. Each staff member treated me like family. I am incredibly grateful for everyone at Arlington Physical Therapy."
From Trisha Gracy
"Since I started Physical Therapy for a Rotator Cuff problem, it has been the best thing that has ever happened to me. Every therapist here has been truly helpful In making my condition stronger to use my right shoulder & arm. T.J. Has worked real hard with me to reach my goal, to get stronger & to go bowling Again, I never thought possible. I have more confidence in myself again. I feel like a new person now. I’m so happy I came to APT. I met wonderful people who care. Thank you all for being there for me."
From Sarah Vanantwerp
“I have had chronic back pain/ chiropractic care for the last 25 years. It was always present but some-what manageable with meds. Due to an injury 1.5 years ago I had been constant, unmanageable pain. This affected every aspect of life. I was 51 years old and had no hope of being pain-free, worrying that this was going to be the reality for the rest of my life. I truly believe that this place is a “God Thing.” My team listened, heard, and understood. Their approach was hands-on and heart-driven. The physical manipulation, education, and encouragement to follow through with my exercises at home was perfect. My motivation to follow through with the stretching and exercises daily has been vital to my success! Thank you, Ana Maria, Josh, TJ, and Jordan, for everything! You have been an answer to my prayers!”
From Debbie Lavadour
“Before PT I couldn’t get off my couch/bed. Coming here, I was also in a wheelchair. Now, I am upright again. This is the best PT ever. I’ve been to many others and will never leave APT. They are miracle workers! The staff is so well trained and sweet. It is a pleasure to be here. I have commented about APT to many people and they all agree this is the place to recover. Thanks to all at APT.”
From Audralyn Nidel
“I can move super awesome as far as I am concerned!”
From Andrea Jacobs
“I had severe lower back pain and pain in my quad… The staff at Arlington Physical Therapy were able to completely and understandably communicate my ailments and they equipped me with the tools I needed to heal myself but also to protect myself from future injuries! I am very grateful for all the staff here at APT.”
From Abigail Key
A great staff of therapists, particularly Kristi & TJ, who helped me achieve my goals. I am now able to walk without pain… When I started at APT, I was limping on my right leg & having pain driving; lifting my leg from the gas pedal to the brake. It was determined that the problem was my lower back. Since I had both of my hips replaced, I was afraid of injuring myself – exercising on my own. Kristi & TJ taught me exercises & how to stretch gradually. After 6 weeks of therapy, I am now able to walk without limping and can drive my car with ease. Thank you, Arlington Physical Therapy, for your training and assistance & for giving me a pain free walk again!
From Patricia S.
Who We Are
Meet our team
Ana Maria Madrid, PT, VP
Physical Therapist & Vice President
Debbie Nystrom, PT
Dr. Brett Smilie, PT, DPT
Dr. Guillermo Morales, PT, DPT, CEO
Physical Therapist & President
Dr. Jordan Shepler, PT, DPT
Joshua Anderson, BS, PTA
Physical Therapy Assistant
Kristi Maschal PT, MS
Kristie Karmy, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant