Physical therapy (PT) is often used to help increase mobility and function after an injury, sports injury or disease. It plays an essential part in restoring your ability to resume your life and normal activities.

The physical therapists at East Cooper Medical Center can help guide you through every step of the process with patience and consideration so that you may return to maximum function and optimal health. They will tailor the needs and goals of each individual patient to ensure the best possible result.

Types of Conditions That Benefit from Physical Therapy Treatments

  • Pre-operative and post-operative rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Work injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Joint replacement
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Lymphedema
  • Generalized weakness and deconditioning
  • Overuse injuries
  • Herniated disc protrusions
  • Neck and back pain

Meet Our Team

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Jen Main, PT

Physical Therapist

Jen grew up in central Iowa. She attended University of Northern Iowa, graduating with her bachelor’s degree in Biology in 1992. She went on to University of Iowa, earning her Master’s in Physical Therapy in 1994. Her PT career and life travels have taken her to Wisconsin, Kansas, Nebraska, and South Carolina. She has been at ECMC since 2002. Over 22 years of her PT career have been spent specializing in outpatient orthopedics.

Away from work, Jen spends as much time as possible with her daughter, Riley. She is an active member of the Carolina Lady Anglers. She also enjoys yoga, lifting free weights, and anything on or near saltwater!

Physical Therapy Services

Dry Needling

Dry Needling is a valuable intervention used in conjunction with a comprehensive therapeutic program. It is performed by a certified, skilled physical therapist for the treatment of muscular conditions that affect normal function. It can assist with decreasing pain, stiffness, and improving muscle performance.

Dry Needling is performed using a fine, flexible, and sterile needle. It is inserted into a pathologic muscle to release shortened bands of fiber, known as trigger points. It releases these bands by disrupting the overactive neurological input into those fibers. Most patients experience an immediate improvement in mobility. Most common diagnoses that benefit from Dry Needling intervention are as follows:

  • Migraines/Headaches
  • Stiff Neck
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Tennis/Golfers Elbow
  • LBP/Sciatica
  • IT Band Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis