After being a patient in formal physical therapy Jim joined our Extended Pool Program and has this to say; 

“I believe my time at STAR P.T. has saved my life. I came in 6 years ago with high blood pressure, overweight, and stressed out. I now have lost about 30 pounds, have lower blood pressure and am energetic. I have found in the six years, I have come here, the staff are very skilled, friendly and compassionate. They are helpful and courteous.” 
-James Simmons
(83 years old)




With all my thanks and respect for the wonderful PT the past couple months. You made me believe in myself and not feel guilty if I couldn’t do it. I’m getting stronger daily and most likely will return to work in a couple days, thanks to you. 
- Sylvia G.





Star Physical Therapy houses our Aquatic Therapy pool. The pool is 15'x40' with a depth of 3.5' to 5'. It is heated to 94 degrees. This is the perfect environment for effective rehabilitation. The warm water's therapeutic properties can improve your movement in a way that is not possible out
 of the water. Our Aquatic Therapy program
offers one on one rehabilitation for:

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Total Joint Replacement

  • Early Rehabilitation for Soft Tissue Injuries

  • Post-Operative Joint Surgery

  • Post-Operative Spine Surgery

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Sciatica

  • Herniated Disc

  • Degenerative Joint and Disc Diseases

  • Pelvic Pain

  • Balance Deficits

  • Strength Deficits

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Post Polio Syndrome

We also offer:
  • Extended Pool Program

  • Ai Chi (Water Tai Chi)
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Those of you who have been our patients may have the opportunity to join our extended pool program to continue your aquatic exercise program independently after completing physical therapy.

If you cannot use the stairs, our pool lift accommodates up to 300 lbs.

With supervision by our highly qualified staff, even those who are afraid of the water or cannot swim can rehabilitate comfortably and safely.


Star has a fully equipped, 20 x 30 foot gym to assist you in your exercise program. Some of our equipment includes treadmills, recumbent and upright bicycle, elliptical trainer, gravitron (for upper body strengthening), arm ergometry, a pulley system for resistance training, Power Tower Total Gym, Body Blades and Plyometric Rebounder, Stairmaster, weights, gym balls, balance equipment, and work conditioning equipment.

Jodi with patient
This picture shows our unloading system for our treadmill. This allows us to remove a portion of your body weight to get you walking normally if you have pain or weight bearing restrictions due to a surgery, fracture, or severe sprain. This also allows runners to progress back to running with a portion of their body weight removed prior to full recovery. Unloading System

Star Physical Therapy
1901 South Cedar, Suite B-1
Tacoma, WA 98405

Phone: 253-272-6910
FAX: 253-383-4218