ABC is open and currently seeing new and current patients. We are considered an essential business and are following all CDC guidelines. Due to COVID-19, we are symptom screening and temperature checking patients and staff daily and requiring masks while at our clinics. Please call to cancel any appointments if you have any symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19. Thank you for your cooperation during these times. Your health and safety are important to us!

Carole Holder
Carole Holder
2023-04-25
I have unfortunately had 2 car accidents(not my fault!) in the last 2 years and have been seeing several therapists at ABCPT!! I canโ€™t thank everyone enough for the healing I have experienced at ABCPT!! I have 2 appointments weekly and I am so much better because of their healing care and amazing manual therapy. If you need help they are simply miracle workers!!
Donald E
Donald E
2023-03-20
Amazing! Instantly fixed my sciatic nerve pain. It hasnโ€™t returned.
ann marie
ann marie
2023-03-09
This has absolutely changed my life. I have gotten parts of my back back that I didn't think would ever be pain free again. I went in for care specifically for my low back, which was getting worse with a different version of phys therapy, had no lasting benefit from other chiro, massage was only making better around the area and it was worse when I was standing up after massage, and that no amount of self care was alleviating. I had been told my ortho that it was likely surgery or nothing. Pain meds did not help. Upon referral by my N.D. (Dr. Owen Miller) i made and appointment and gave this a try, and was pleasantly surprised to find my health insurance (molina) covered it. At the very first appointment, the evaluation, I knew this was going to change. This is the first time someone addressed and acknowledged the actual spot I was describing, way lower than what the MRI kept defaulting to. within minutes of putting the back brace on I had my first relief. within 2-3 sessions I was getting more relief over bigger areas. Within 8 weeks I was able to have a life without the brace most of the time and also to find relief in my thoracic spine in an old injury I didn't think would ever budge. This is making it possible for me to function better than I have since my fall in June 2021, dovetailed perfectly with the pelvic work by my chiropractor and kept going from where she made a dent in the pain, and the thoracic pain was from an injury clear back in 2007. I am now able to do things I have in literal decades. Some thing I very much appreciate is that while each practitioner has their own unique style, they are all of the same approach enough to work together. I know that know matter who I am scheduled with it will be what I need that day. My other favorite part is that if you ask, they will help you by teaching family or friends or partners how to do care between the visits. If you are interested in learning, they will show you, both the patient how to do upkeep exercises and self care, and any helpers you have who will get their hands on you. this is freeing and lets you take the good healing with you anywhere. This has well and truly been one of the top 3 body work experiences of my life, and I have had a lot of good ones.
Tammy Tolbert
Tammy Tolbert
2023-01-23
I started coming to ABC Physical Therapy and massage because I had terrible headaches (almost daily) and severe neck pain. I am happy to say I no longer have frequent headaches and my neck pain is almost non existent!
mitch foster
mitch foster
2022-11-03
ABC was great at treating my recurrent neck pain. I was able to get in within 24 hours and my therapist was very thorough. I highly recommend ABC for anyone needing pain relief.
Bob Kiley
Bob Kiley
2022-07-27
Made it very clear I wanted to work with one therapist only in my initial interview. I was to work with Aaron, first day a grad student, same second appt, third a first year student, fourth don't know her credentials because I told them this was not what we agreed to, I left. I want consistency in tx and if that's what you seek get it in writing or find another PT. Very disappointing.
Sara Young
Sara Young
2022-07-24
I almost got up and left in the middle of my initial appointment with Chris Ford. If I could give it zero stars, I would. The only saving grace to this place are the gals at the front desk who are absolutely wonderful. I have worked in physical therapy clinics my entire career and many of my good friends are physical therapists, so I have seen a lot of good physical therapy. And this, this was not physical therapy, nor was it good. It seemed more like a quack chiropractor that was trying to sell me his secret sauce. He didn't so much as touch my neck or perform more than one range of motion test before he told me that my alignment was completely out. He barely even looked me in the eye. He didn't ask much about me or the history of my pain, just talked at me for nearly 30 minutes about how his method helps "everyone" that walks into his office. When he finally did attempt to perform some manipulations, he actually aggravated my pain in the process and I even said a very audible "Ow!" several times, but he never once bothered to check in with me. You couldn't pay me to see him again.
Joel Rettinghouse
Joel Rettinghouse
2022-06-10
Chris Ford and his staff are truly miracle workers. Special shout out to my friend and brother Robert Ford. Who asked me after being scheduled for back surgery. Joel do me a favor and go see my brother before going through a back surgery. I did and I've been pain free ever since. THANKS!! To everyone concerned.
Gail Spangler
Gail Spangler
2022-04-20
Poke, prod, try to sell you stuff. I've BEEN to PT before, and believe me, this ain't it. It has a general feel of people who couldn't pass the chiropractor test, got together and opened THIS. The only way this place gets 5 stars is from friends and relatives. As an added bonus- parking is almost non-existent! AVOID. If you need physical therapy, find somewhere else.

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Visitย Alternative Back Care Physical Therapyย and join others, just like you, who have discovered renewed hope and a way to remain pain free for life. We invite you to read further about Alternative Back Careโ€™s unique Philosophy of Care and our โ€œFull-Circle Approachโ€ to pain relief. Those who master the strategies and techniques have the highest chance to experienceย โ€œPain Free for Lifeโ€.

We want to be the first and only choice for those who suffer from acute or chronic back pain, neck pain and migraines. We specialize in patients who are not responding well to traditional therapy approach, chiropractic or other medical interventions.

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2315 6th Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98403

(253) 564-2220

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3309 56th St #102
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

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