Have you lost agility or range of motion due to an acute orthopedic injury, a chronic musculoskeletal condition, age-related degeneration, or a recent surgical procedure? If so, the experienced team of physical therapists at Royal Palm Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute in Lakeland, FL, can develop a personalized physical therapy program to help you get back into action.
How does physical therapy work? This tried-and-true medical treatment incorporates a range of nonsurgical techniques designed to promote blood circulation, relieve pain, build strength, enhance flexibility, increase mobility, expand range of motion, and support the body’s natural healing mechanisms.
Our Physical Therapy Services
During your initial visit with a physical therapist at Royal Palm Orthopedics, you will be asked about your symptoms, medical history, and lifestyle. After evaluating your physical limitations and functional goals, your physical therapist will work with you to develop a customized physical therapy plan, which may include a combination of:
- Targeted stretches and exercises
- Strength training
- Manual therapy
- Soft and deep tissue manipulation
- Ultrasound therapy
- Electrical stimulation
- Cervical and lumbar spine treatments
- Pain management
If you are normally active, your physical therapist can also suggest passive exercises and low-impact aerobic activities to help you gradually work up to more complex movements and return to your previous activity level.
The Benefits of Physical Therapy
In many cases, physical therapy can be an effective alternative to prescription medications and surgery. And unlike other conservative treatments, physical therapy can be continued long after recovery. For instance, your physical therapist can create a home exercise program to help you maintain your fitness level and prevent future injuries.
The physical therapists at Royal Palm Orthopedics strive to promote rehabilitation, fitness, and healthy living by providing our patients with hands-on care and education. To learn more or set up a consultation in Lakeland, contact us today. In Florida, you can benefit from physical therapy even if a doctor has not recommended it for you. Under state law, you can work directly with a licensed physical therapist for up to 30 days without a referral from a medical professional.