Physical & Occupational Therapy

Physical therapy and occupational therapy are similar in that their goals are to facilitate normal movement patterns and optimize function.

However, they’re not interchangeable terms. Physical therapy is typically applied to the torso and lower extremities, focusing on large motor movement patterns like walking, running, standing up, sitting down, and other functions at that level.

Occupational therapy, on the other hand, typically focuses on the finer motor movements of the upper extremities and returning dexterity to specific activities of daily living.

What Are Physical & Occupational Therapy?

Physical therapy and occupational therapy are both types of medical care that use natural, non-invasive, movement-oriented means to relieve pain, return from injury, and restore normal function.

These means include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Pressure-Point Release
  • Modality Application
  • Splinting & Bracing Production/Management
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Kinetic Activity
  • Therapeutic Exercises

In either case, The Hand To Shoulder Center patients typically notice results after one visit and complete treatment after six sessions.

Our Total Person Approach

Our Total Person Approach

We take a physical therapy approach that focuses on the health of the entire person, which we call our BodyWorks Program. This program has been designed and perfected by our staff to help reduce pain, improve function, and most of all, empower you with the tools you need to maintain your results for the rest of your life.


Whether you’re an athlete that’s put serious miles on their body or someone who just wants to play with their kids without pain, the BodyWorks Program could be a perfect fit for you.

Benefits of BodyWorks include:

Benefits of BodyWorks include:

Returning to a Pain-Free Life
Learning Long-Term Strategies
Feeling Physically & Emotionally Empowered
Having More Daily Energy
Exercising & Playing Without Pain


While we offer many physical & occupational therapy programs to tackle more specific issues, the BodyWorks Program is designed to provide general relief for the aches & pains that typically afflict our patients.

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Elizabeth Flash

2019

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One of the nicest and most competent doctors I have ever been to. Very compassionate and knowledgeable. Took his time, explained everything thoroughly. I highly recommend him!! Thank you Dr. Lesley for a wonderful experience. Also his office staff and nurses are wonderful and the wait time was the shortest I’ve ever experienced. A+ in my books!!

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David McClellan

2018

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Excellent diagnosis and treatment. Both myself and my wife have used Dr. Lesley and his PA Maddie. They are excellent at listening to the problem and making a spot on diagnosis.  Dr. Lesley is not quick to recommend any invasive treatment. He and Maddie attempt to solve the issue with the least stress and discomfort. The two are highly recommended.

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The Hand to Shoulder Center

At The Hand to Shoulder Center in Fort Worth, TX, our team of fellowship-trained hand, elbow, and shoulder surgeons treat any and all conditions from the shoulder to the fingertip. Our surgeons perform both elective and reconstructive procedures, including:

  • Joint Replacement
  • Traumatic Injury Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Wide Awake Local Anesthesia Only Surgery

Our physicians are associated with the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us online or call (817) 420-9238.

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