Flowertown Physical Therapy is owned and operated by Dr. Emily Baker and her husband Bryan Baker. This clinic was founded on the principle of patient centered care as the first priority. Here at Flowertown PT we specialize in treating various musculoskeletal conditions through individualized movement based exercises, manual therapy, and patient education. At Flowertown PT you’re not just a number, you’re family, and we will treat you that way!
Dr. Emily Baker is from Winston-Salem, NC but has spent most of her life living in South Carolina and has been in the Summerville area since 2001. Emily attended Summerville High School where she took a sports medicine class which initially sparked her interest in physical therapy. She then attended Clemson University and earned her bachelor of science degree in Nutrition in 2010. Emily was blessed to be able to move back to the Charleston area after college to attend the Medical University of South Carolina where she obtained her doctorate degree in physical therapy in 2013. Dr. Baker has experience working in a variety of settings including outpatient orthopedics, neurological rehabilitation, and inpatient acute care, but found her passion in outpatient orthopedics. Emily has over 7 years of experience working in outpatient orthopedics and has achieved additional training from the Medical University of South Carolina where she obtained her orthopedic manual therapy certification in 2016. Dr. Baker has also been trained in the McKenzie Method and is working towards becoming MDT certified in the near future. When she’s not working or furthering her education, Emily enjoys spending time with her husband Bryan, their daughter Reese, and their two dogs.
Bryan Baker was born and raised in Summerville, SC and attended Clemson University where he worked hard playing football as a walk on and quickly earned a scholarship, while working towards his bachelor of science degree in Wildlife Biology in 2008. Bryan then continued his education at Clemson University by obtaining his Master’s Degree in Forestry in 2010. Mr. Baker is an extremely hard worker and has an entrepreneurial spirit which led him to start his first business, Baker’s Lawn and Landscape in 2013. Bryan has been extremely supportive and encouraging to his wife Emily to pursue their dream of starting their own physical therapy clinic and making Flowertown PT a success. When Bryan isn’t working on his two businesses he enjoys spending time with his wife, hunting, fishing, and watching college football (Go Tigers!!).
Why should I choose physical therapy?
Physical therapists are movement experts who optimize quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands-on care, and patient education.
After making a diagnosis, your physical therapist will create a personalized treatment plan to help improve your mobility, manage pain and other chronic conditions, recover from injury, and prevent future injury and chronic disease.
Physical therapists empower people to be active participants in their own treatment, and they work collaboratively with other health professionals to ensure patients receive comprehensive care.
Benefits of Physical Therapy
Maximize Your Movement
Pain-free movement is crucial to your quality of life, your ability to earn a living, and your independence. Physical therapists are movement experts who can identify, diagnose, and treat movement problems.
Participate In Your Recovery
Physical therapists work collaboratively with their patients and clients. Treatment plans are designed for each person’s individual goals, challenges, and needs.
Before you undergo expensive or invasive surgery, try physical therapy. For some conditions, treatment by a physical therapist has been found to be as effective as surgery.
Opioid risks include depression, overdose, and addiction, plus withdrawal symptoms when stopping use. In some situations, dosed appropriately, prescription opioids are an appropriate part of medical treatment. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging health care providers to reduce the use of opioids in favor of safe alternatives like physical therapy for most long-term pain.