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LGBTQ+ Medicine

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Elation Physical Therapy

Elation Physical Therapy is located in Houston, Katy, and Pearland, Texas. Also serving the surrounding locations of Houston Heights, Richmond, and Fulshear, Texas.

Elation Physical Therapy proudly provides the Houston LGBTQ+ Community with physical therapy services without worries of discrimination or bias. As specialists in LGBTQ+ medicine, the Doctors of Physical Therapy and the team offer rehabilitation and sport-specific recovery programs in an environment where LGBTQ+ people feel respected and safe during their treatment. OutSmart Magazine has recognized Dr. Rivera as an outstanding leader in the LGBTQ+ community, naming him the Best Male Physical Therapist from 2018 through today. To schedule an appointment, call the office in Houston, Pearland, Cypress or Katy, Texas, or use the online booking feature today.

LGBTQ+ Medicine Q & A

What forms the foundation of exceptional LGBTQ+ medicine?

The LGBTQ+ community faces ongoing discrimination. They confront intolerance in places where they should feel welcome, honored, and safe. Unfortunately, that includes some healthcare settings.

From the day Elation Physical Therapy opened, they purposefully created a safe, comfortable, and inclusive environment. Their daily goal is to ensure that all members of the LGBTQ+ community have access to the physical therapy they need and feel comfortable throughout their treatment.

The team at Elation Physical Therapy is proud to be among the first to offer unique physical therapy programs for the LGBTQ+ community.

When do people in the LGBTQ+ community need physical therapy?

Physical therapy focuses on helping you recover from injuries, surgery, and degenerative diseases. In most cases, physical therapy is the first line of treatment for sports injuries and orthopedic conditions, from sprains, fractures, and ACL tears, to tendonitis, bursitis, and arthritis.

The treatments you receive during physical therapy accelerate healing, reduce inflammation, and ease pain. Physical therapy also restores strength, mobility, balance, and functional skills lost to health problems.

Physical therapy is also an essential part of your recovery after orthopedic surgery. An individualized rehabilitation plan helps you heal and gets you back into action as quickly as possible.

However, the benefits of postoperative physical therapy go beyond orthopedics. You can significantly relieve pain and recover faster after surgeries unique to LGBTQ+ people. Here’s just one example.

Elation Physical Therapy offers pelvic floor therapy, which targets the muscles that support the uterus, vagina, prostate, bladder, and rectum. The pelvic floor muscles also control urination and bowel movements. Preoperative and postoperative pelvic floor therapy lowers the rate of pelvic floor dysfunction in transgender individuals undergoing gender-affirming surgeries.

Why should I seek LGBTQ+ medicine specialists?

LGBTQ+ medicine specialists understand your unique health care needs and ensure that you have access to medical and physical therapy in an accepting and understanding environment.  

The team at Elation Physical Therapy understands that LGBTQ+ people often face a higher risk of certain health conditions. They take a whole-person approach, which means they can create a physical therapy plan that helps you build a balanced lifestyle, manage chronic health conditions, and maintain your general health and wellness.

Did you know you can schedule an appointment at Elation Physical Therapy without a doctor’s referral? If you have questions about LGBTQ+ medicine or would like to schedule an appointment, call or use the online booking feature today.

We offer physical therapy for ACL repairs, rotator cuff repairs,  joint replacements, and other orthopedic surgeries. We also treat neck and low back pain and more. Call to book your appointment today.


We are the best physical therapy practice located in Houston, Pearland, Cypress and Katy, Texas. We offer sports injury recovery, pelvic floor therapy, treat lower back pain, and focus on general orthopedic injuries to help your needs. Call us to book your appointment today.

We are an LGBTQ+-friendly sports medicine and orthopedic physical therapy office and happy to get patients back to doing the things they love!