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Physical Therapy Specialist

Pro Sports and Elite Rehab

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeons & Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation located in Vero Beach, FL

It’s time to consider physical therapy when you struggle with chronic pain, your ability to move is hindered, or you need to rehabilitate from an injury or illness. The team of board-certified orthopaedists and physical therapists at Pro Sports and Elite Rehab work together to provide comprehensive care and a physical therapy program that helps you heal and gets you back into action. If you’re ready to restore your health, call the office in Vero Beach, Florida, or book an appointment online today.

Physical Therapy Q & A

What are the benefits of physical therapy?

Physical therapists employ techniques such as structured exercise and manual therapy to help you heal and restore optimum function.

The treatments (modalities) they use produce many proven physical effects that improve your health, including:

  • Increasing blood and lymph circulation
  • Decreasing inflammation
  • Releasing scar tissue
  • Restoring muscle strength
  • Improving range of motion
  • Promoting flexibility
  • Rebuilding functional skills
  • Reducing stress
  • Correcting body mechanics and balance

Physical therapy forms the foundation of your rehabilitation from injuries, diseases, and orthopaedic surgery.

What health conditions improve with physical therapy?

Physical therapy has an essential role in pain management. Additionally, nearly every condition that affects your musculoskeletal system can improve with physical therapy.

A few examples of health conditions that benefit from physical therapy include arthritis, knee and shoulder injuries, and the many problems responsible for back, neck, and joint pain.

What treatments will I receive during physical therapy?

The physical therapists at Pro Sports and Elite Rehab have extensive training in a vast range of treatments. These are just a few examples:

  • Strength training
  • Structured exercise
  • Balance training
  • Gait training
  • Stabilization exercises
  • Endurance training
  • Flexibility and stretching exercises
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Joint mobilization
  • Electrotherapy

Your physical therapist also teaches you exercises and skills you can use at home to keep making progress.

What should I expect when I begin physical therapy?

During your first appointment, your physical therapist does a comprehensive evaluation. They test your strength, range of motion, respiration, muscle performance, and motor function. They also assess your posture, balance, and coordination.

The results of your testing combined with any reports from your Pro Sports and Elite Rehab orthopaedic surgeon allow your physical therapist to develop a customized treatment plan.

The frequency of your visits and the length of time you stay in physical therapy depend on your underlying condition and your progress. However, many insurance plans pay for a set number of sessions, so check with your provider.

How do I start physical therapy?  

Many people don’t know that physical therapists are trained to perform thorough assessments and develop a treatment plan. Additionally, Florida is a direct access state, which means you can go directly to a physical therapist without a referral from a doctor.

However, the physical therapists at Pro Sports and Elite Rehab are an integral part of the team. They coordinate your care with your provider and make sure your treatment complements your other medical care.

Whether your doctor recommended physical therapy or you would like to learn more about how a personalized program can help you overcome pain and limitations, call Pro Sports and Elite Rehab or book an appointment online today.