North valley Physical Therapy – Redding


Physical Therapy By Dean Kannier

Manual Therapy

Manual therapy is the use of hands-on techniques to evaluate, treat and improve the status of neuromuscular skeletal conditions. It’s the cornerstone of our treatment philosophy because we feel human touch is an essential ingredient for successful outcomes.

Our clinicians have advanced training and apply a variety of different techniques with the ultimate objective of returning the patient to full activity. Manual therapies are generally designed to relieve pain and restore normal range of motion. These skilled techniques are the building blocks that allow the rehabilitation process to move forward for full restoration of strength, muscular endurance, and coordination.

Benefits of Manual Therapy

  • Relief of Spasm
  • Increased Lymphatic drainage
  • Increased cutaneous circulation
  • Increased extensibility of connective tissues
  • Increased pliability of scar tissue
  • Decreased neuromuscular excitability
  • Restoration of correct joint function
  • Stimulation of joint receptors
  • increased stretching of tight muscles

Hand Therapy

The intricate anatomy of the arm and hand frequently requires very delicate surgery, often with microscopic techniques. The technical complexity of these kinds of surgeries necessitates a high level of competence during the postoperative recovery by therapists with advanced skills in upper extremity rehabilitation. Therapist must be knowledgeable about these advanced surgical techniques and postoperative therapy programs. They must also remain knowledgeable about changes in hand therapy practice.

Services Hand Therapist Treat:

  • Fractures
  • Tendon
  • Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Nerve Compressions
  • Arthritis
  • Sprains or Strains
  • Carpal Tunnel

Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Orthopedic rehabilitation is our specialty at North Valley Physical Therapy. Our rehabilitation facility has board certified clinical specialists and credentialed experts to treat musculoskeletal pathologies. Combined with the latest and most advanced manual therapy techniques and exercise equipment, you have Redding’s leader in orthopedic physical rehabilitation.

Benefits of Manual Therapy

  • Osteoarthritis/ Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Spinal Pathologies
  • Hand Physical Therapy
  • Upper and Lower Extremity
  • Occupational/ Industrial rehabilitation
  • Post-Operative Physical therapy
  • Sports Injuries
  • Rotator Cuffs
  • Knee Injuries

Back Pain

Back pain has been and continues to be an enigma of modern medicine. Clinical specialists at North Valley Physical Therapy have developed cutting-edge, functionally specific rehabilitative programs to deal with this dilemma. Combining manual hands-on techniques, functional specific exercise prescriptions, spine stabilization progressions, and one on one education, the non operative and post surgical patients attain maximum functional levels.

Spine Therapy:

  • Non-surgical cervical pain and lumbar disc displacement
  • Strains/sprains to the lumbar, thoracic and cervical regions
  • Osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease
  • Post surgical Spinal rehabilitation
  • Mechanical back pain
  • Segmental Instability
  • Spine Stenosis
  • Osteoporosis


Work Rehabilitation Services

NVPT Offers a full range of work rehabilitation services aimed at evaluating a patient and returning them to a normal return to work status.

Our goal is to provide the most objective and measurable return to work environment available anywhere. North Valley Physical Therapy is in the forefront of occupational rehabilitation and will not just allow the injured worker to return to his or her job; but will help them become more effective and safe through precise exercise prescriptions, bio-mechanical analysis and educational programs.

Work Rehabilitation:

  • Lumbar spine disc injuries
  • Lower extremity injuries
  • Status Post lumbar and cervical surgery
  • Shoulder, elbow and hand injuries
  • Any work related injury inhibit return to work status

Vertigo Gait and Balance

Our skilled clinicians are able to evaluate a variety of different balance and gait issues. For instance, Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) can be easily detected and resolve in just a few treatment sessions dramatically improving a person’s life. We also educate and provide patients with a home program to keep their symptoms from returning.

For other gait and balance dysfunctions one must possess adequate strength, range of motion, sensation, coordination and balance. North Valley Physical Therapy balance training consists of exercise with the goal of restoring the ability to maintain one’s center of gravity over a stable base of support. Improved balance skills will enable the patient to adapt to a variety of environmental situations such as uneven surfaces, obstacles, steps and curbs. If you do happen to lose your balance, then you are better equipped to recover avoiding a fall.

Numerous conditions can produce gait or balance disturbances. Balance and the gait pattern which humans used to walk are controlled from the cerebral cortex as well as reflexes to and from the peripheral nervous system. An event such as a stroke which damages that part of the brain will often affect the ability to walk and even balance oneself. Vertigo is the sudden sensation you are unsteady or that your surroundings are moving. You may feel like you are spinning around on a merry go round or that your head is spinning inside. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is one of the most common disorders that can cause Vertigo. BPPV is characterized by brief episodes of mild to intense dizziness associated with specific changes in the position of your head. It is most commonly occurs when you move your head in a certain direction, lie down from an upright position, turn over in bed or sit up in the morning. Moving your head to look up or look down also can bring about symptoms of BPPV.


Therapeutic Pool

Our therapeutic pool has an average temperature of 98 degrees meeting the arthritic guidelines for therapeutic benefit. In addition, our aquatic therapy is performed one person at a time allowing for privacy but more importantly a one on one experience. An integrated railing system allows for support and the ability to perform a variety of different exercises. To access the pool, there are stairs with a rail or a lift chair that safely guides you in or out of the pool. A natural salt water system is used which is easy on our skin and the environment. The pool is also vinyl lined making it gentle on the feet.

The buoyancy of water decreases the weight bearing load across the joints along with unweighting of the spine to allow for exercises that are otherwise too difficult to perform on land. The warmth of the water soothes arthritic pain, encourages muscle relaxation and allows for freedom of movement. Post surgical patients who have had back, shoulder, knee and hip surgery experience increased active range of motion and gentle strengthening that they were unable to perform on land. Core strengthening, flexibility, cardiovascular conditioning, endurance training, balance, weight loss and the benefits go on and on.


what They’re Saying

Client Testimonials

Lori Short
Lori Short
23:06 10 Jun 24
Greg Smith
Greg Smith
15:58 28 May 24
A great place to get your PT. They offer personalized service with attentive assistants within easy reach your voice.... Dean is an excellent physical therapist and also owns the business. They can fit you into a schedule that works best for you and not just for them. I have used their services for the last 12 years and for several surgical recoveries. Also great place to correct problems before surgery is even necessary. I highly recommend there services when the need arises. They also have a large therapy pool inside. You will not be more
Chonie England
Chonie England
00:39 11 Apr 24
I had my first visit today. Everyone was very great at customer service, making you comfortable and easing you through... the process. I enjoyed that everyone was exceptionally kind as well...I mean everyone; the woman at the front, the assistants, and the doctor. Thank more
Lee Tydeman
Lee Tydeman
19:25 30 Jan 24
I was very impressed with the pool . I believe I would’ve gotten a lot more out of my sessions if 1) I showed up to... both of them each week. And 2) didn’t have to bring in a tiny baby kitten I was bottle feeding. The girls would keep an eye on him for me . But it really wasn’t appropriate to ask them to kitty sit !!!. If I need PT again, this is where I want to go and receive treatmentread more
scott brown
scott brown
19:23 03 Nov 23
I was prescribed by my orthopedic surgeon Dr. Robert Chase to see NVPT for therapy on my TKR of my left knee. Dean and... his staff are very professional and know their stuff. I was impressed with the way I was treated and how they took care of my rehab. I was treated with respect in an office that is upbeat and has well maintained equipment.I highly recommend North Valley Physical more
Dyani K
Dyani K
18:48 25 Aug 23
I came for tailbone pain. Dean has been AMAZING, and after the 1st visit, I felt incredible relief of pain. Everyone is... so kind and more
Michael Schulman
Michael Schulman
10:35 06 Jul 23
Super nice people so is the therapist. They're always well staffed with plenty of help and they have a very caring... attitude about them and I recommend this more
Holly Philpott
Holly Philpott
22:20 29 Jun 23
The staff was very patient and understanding of me, the individual not the procedure. I had a complete hip replacement... and had not walked in long time. The team helped me see a different way to see things and I have been moving forward since. I would recommend them to anyone needing help with recovering a physical therapy more
Dale Alter
Dale Alter
10:27 24 Mar 23
Great people with awesome customer service in an excellent professional atmosphere
Georgianne Dinkel
Georgianne Dinkel
23:23 16 Feb 23
Excellent Exceptional Care provided by Dean and his staff! Each one demonstrating comprehensive, competent care with... kindness and support at every visit!The Very BEST Professional Physical Therapy in the Northstate!!read more
Sheri Koss
Sheri Koss
17:42 21 Feb 22
Have had several injuries over the years and the only place I want to go is North Valley Physical Therapy. The staff... are friendly and great and Dean is the more
Soheila Nazifkar
Soheila Nazifkar
16:42 09 Feb 22
North Valley Physical Therapy is the best. The staffs are very kind and friendly. Dean is kind and professional. I... would highly recommend this PT more
Lean. Nolasco
Lean. Nolasco
16:42 31 Jan 22
Their facility is outstanding their staff is very professional would recommend this place highly.
Tyler Curcio
Tyler Curcio
16:11 28 Jan 22
Best physical therapist in Nor Cal, hands down. I ruptured my right achilles tendon twice, in 2019 and again in 2020. ... My previous PT was only able to get me to a limp/walk. Dean took me in and used electricity, ultrasound and numerous massage techniques, plus had an exercise and stretching routine for me. I came in 3 days a week. My ankle is now better than I could have imagined and I am able to run, kick start my dirt bike etc.If I could give more than 5 starts I would. Great Physical Therapist, Great team of PT assistants, and a great facility. These folks care about their more
19:51 15 Nov 21
If you like politics shoved down your throat while you are focusing on P.T. then this is your place. Very negative... environment all around where they greet you with a smile and talk trash about you once you walk out the more
Barb Volstad
Barb Volstad
18:27 18 Jun 21
The staff at North Valley Physical Therapy are so kind, caring and helpful! Best Physical Therapy place I have ever... been to, I highly recommend them! The pool and other treatments have really helped take away the pain I was more
Flora Dill
Flora Dill
20:21 14 Jul 20
I was referred to this place for physical therapy on knee after total knee replacement. Their pool therapy is great,... and the girls are so helpful and friendly. My therapist Dean is great and he really made me feel comfortable about getting my knee better. He has helped me so much by listening to my concerns and has encouraged me with his massage techniques on my knee. He follows up on your progress and I would recommend him to more
Angela Tauriac
Angela Tauriac
19:46 28 Jan 20
The staff here are friendly and attentive.There is also an indoor pool, and whirlpool therapy.
Judith Walker
Judith Walker
18:55 28 Jan 20
Julian Bristow
Julian Bristow
02:47 31 May 18
I went there for a few weeks and the staff were friendly and my therapist was knowledgeable about my condition. While... my problem wasn’t completely cured, it was a lot better as compared to when I first showed up more
Mary Donaldson
Mary Donaldson
08:46 24 May 18
Friendly Staff and the pool therapy is awesome
Melody Miller
Melody Miller
04:16 30 Aug 17
This place is fantastic. They have a great exercise program to help you get better, as well as other treatment... programs. I'm very glad my Dr did a referral to North Valley Physical Therapy. Dean, one of the therapists there, has a great sense of humor, plus I'm partial to him because he is my therapist and he's been more
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