Physical Therapy

For physical therapy that is trusted by doctors and patients … look to Florida Center for Orthopaedics.

physical_therapyFCO Physical Therapy has been a critical component of service and complete patient care at Florida Center for Orthopaedics since its inception.

The professional PT staff offers first-rate care for effective results. Treatment is based on proven, evidence-based techniques that have been shown to achieve the highest levels of success and comfort for the patient.

FCO Physical Therapy offers one-on-one care to the patients. Many of the patients are amazed at what a difference manual (hands on) physical therapy can make. Our skilled therapists provide a thorough evaluation with each patient and seek to identify and treat the source of the pain. Each patient can expect to be actively involved in their treatment plan and each program is tailored to meet the patient’s individual needs and goals.

The professional therapists and staff at FCO Physical Therapy offer you significant experience, and dedicated attention to your individual needs. They have advanced training in the treatment of orthopaedic conditions of the spine (back and neck pain), and the extremities (shoulder, elbow, knee, foot and ankle problems). In addition, they have taken hundreds of hours of continuing-education courses and are members of some of the most respected organizations in their field, including the American Physical Therapy Association.

Patient populations commonly treated at FCO include postsurgical patients, sports related injuries, and auto and work related accidents. FCO also performs advanced biomechanical assessments, postural assessments and casts of the feet for custom orthotics. Treatment methods commonly used include manual therapy, massage therapy, myofascial techniques, and mobilization and muscle energy techniques, therapeutic exercise as well as other modalities used for pain control.

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy helps restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities and patient’s suffering from injuries or disease. Physical therapists restore, maintain, and promote overall fitness and health.

Physical therapy is concerned with identifying and maximizing movement potential, within the spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. It involves the interaction between physical clients, families and caregivers, in a process of assessing movement potential and in establishing agreed upon goals and objectives using knowledge and skills unique to physical therapists.

Treatment often includes exercise for patients who have been immobilized and lack flexibility, strength, or endurance. Physical therapists encourage patients to use their own muscles to increase their flexibility and range of motion before finally advancing to other exercises that improve strength, balance, coordination, and endurance. The goal is to improve how an individual functions at work and at home.

As treatment continues, physical therapists document the patient’s progress, conduct periodic examinations, and modify treatments when necessary. Besides tracking the patient’s progress, such documentation identifies areas requiring more or less attention.