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Physical Therapy

How to Make an Appointment

Please call us at 919.513.3260 to make your first appointment. Telehealth appointments are available. You can schedule subsequent appointments by calling 919.513.3260 or via HealthyPack Portal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Physical therapy can help you heal faster after surgery, illness or an accident by improving your mobility and quality of life. In many cases it allows you to avoid surgery or prescription drugs.

As highly trained professionals, physical therapists can teach you to prevent or manage musculoskeletal injuries, acute or chronic pain, limited motion or weakness so that you’ll receive long‐term health benefits.

Common problems that bring students to physical therapy include:

  • Neck and back pain
  • Sports‐related injuries
  • Care after surgery
  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Surgery

During your first visit, your physical therapist will evaluate you. They will identify the problem areas and determine a specific treatment program to help you move better, reduce pain, restore function and prevent disability. Your physical therapist can also help you prevent the loss of mobility and motion by developing a fitness‐ and wellness‐oriented program tailored to your specific needs.

An initial evaluation usually takes 60 minutes. Your physical therapist will schedule follow‐up visits of approximately 30-60 minutes as appropriate.

Please wear or bring clothing to each session to allow us to easily examine and treat your injured area.

Physical therapy can help you heal faster after surgery, illness or an accident by improving your mobility and quality of life. In many cases it allows you to avoid surgery or prescription drugs.

Physical therapy can help a variety of injuries and conditions, including:

  • Sprain, strain or fracture of ankle or knee
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction
  • Neck, back or shoulder pain
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Surgery
  • Wrist and hand repetitive use
  • Other fractures, sprains or strains
  • Plantar fasciitis

If you’re a student and you have a prescription less than 30 days old, you’re eligible for physical therapy services. We’ll bill each visit to your student account. The university‐sponsored health insurance plan covers 100% of the cost of physical therapy, but visit maximums still apply.

Visit our Insurance and Charges page for the most current insurance information.

The Campus Health Center’s three physical therapists were required to complete graduate degrees from accredited physical therapist programs before taking the national licensure examination that allows them to practice.

Robbye Brooks, P.T., OCS, Donna Rich, P.T., OCS, and Jaime Scrivani, PT, OCS are certified orthopedic clinical specialists (OCSs) in physical therapy through the American Physical Therapy Association. Clinical specialization requires knowledge, skill and experience exceeding that of the physical therapist at entry to the profession and unique to the specialized area of practice. Currently, only 14,300 therapists in the United States and 389 in North Carolina hold this distinction.

We also have three Certified Dry Needling Practitioners: Robbye Brooks, P.T., OCS, Alison Maskell, PT, DPT, and Jaime Scrivani, PT, OCS.

In addition to treating orthopedic patients, Alison Maskell, D.P.T., treats women with pelvic floor dysfunction. Some common diagnoses she treats include pelvic pain, vaginismus, vulvodynia and urinary incontinence.

If you have other questions about the physical therapy program at NC State University, please email student-health-pt@ncsu.edu.

Campus Health – Centennial Physical Therapy

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How to Schedule an Appointment

Call 919-513-3260 to schedule all appointments and indicate that you would like for your appointment to be on Centennial Campus.

Appointments are available Monday-Friday during the Fall and Spring semesters.

Services

The services offered are the same as those at Campus Health on Main Campus.

Location

Plaza Hall Wolf Ridge Building 2
1940 Entrepreneur Drive

NC State Map – This map will provide you with the location of our office.

Parking Map – This map will assist you with finding a parking spot according to your parking pass.

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