Physical therapy can effectively guide the recovery of Tampa, FL, patients following surgery, injury, or the onset of joint pain. Whether you are a professional athlete suffering from a season-ending injury, or a senior trying to manage debilitating arthritis pain, the elite team of Board-certified doctors and physical therapists at Tampa Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group will devise a personalized physical therapy regimen to rebuild your strength, boost your confidence, and get you off the bench and back to your active life.
The first step in your physical therapy treatment will be a thorough evaluation. We’ll ask detailed questions about how your injury occurred, and also examine you to determine the root cause of the problem (e.g., whether your pain is the cause or result of poor movement). To facilitate the best possible outcome, your physical therapy program will be highly individualized based on your needs, lifestyle, and goals. We’ll incorporate various rehabilitative techniques targeted to reduce pain, restore function, promote mobility, and improve your quality of life. As such, your treatment regimen may include:
- Manual therapy
- Strength training
- Joint mobilization
- Balance and coordination training
- Postural assessment
- Gait training
- Ice (to reduce inflammation and swelling)
- Heat (to relieve muscle spasms and tightness)
- Ultrasound therapy (to apply heat deep within the body)
- And more
Additionally, an important component of every physical therapy program is behavior modification education and training designed to prevent re-injury. Toward that end, we’ll teach you how to protect your joints and perform your daily tasks safely and, if necessary, to use assistive devices, such as crutches. We’ll also show you exercises you can perform at home to help with your injury or condition, and suggest ways to make your home safer if your strength or balance is affected.