At Coast Spine Center in Stuart, Florida, we offer comprehensive physical therapy services. Our physical therapist, Lorri Simon, focuses on the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of individuals with musculoskeletal problems, as well as those recovering from surgery or injuries.
Physical therapists (PTs) work to improve movement and manage pain through a range of methods, including exercise, manual therapy, education, and specialized techniques like electrotherapy or hydrotherapy.
Evaluation and Diagnosis
Each patient will receive a comprehensive evaluation. During this assessment, our physical therapist examines the patient’s medical history, conducts relevant tests, and observes the patient’s physical capabilities. This helps us establish a personalized treatment plan tailored to the patient’s specific needs. Accurate diagnosis is essential for determining the most effective course of action and can significantly impact the speed and success of recovery.
One of the cornerstones of physical therapy is therapeutic exercise. These exercises are tailored to address particular physical issues, such as limited range of motion, muscle imbalances, or decreased strength. Depending on the patient’s condition, exercises can range from simple stretches to complex routines designed to rehabilitate after surgery or injury. Moreover, therapeutic exercises often have to be performed regularly as a part of a home program, supplementing in-clinic sessions for the best results.
Manual therapy involves hands-on techniques to manipulate joints, massage muscles, and mobilize soft tissues. These techniques can help improve blood circulation, reduce muscle tightness, decrease inflammation, and enhance joint mobility. Manual therapy can be particularly effective for conditions like chronic back pain, arthritis, and muscle strains.
Most of our physical therapy sessions often include various pain management strategies. Techniques such as hot and cold therapy, ultrasound, and even electrical stimulation can be used to reduce pain and inflammation. These methods are particularly useful for those looking to avoid or minimize the use of prescription pain medication.
In addition to the core physical therapy services, Coast Spine Center offers complimentary treatments for certain conditions or qualifying patients. Since we are a chiropractic and functional medicine office, many patients can take advantage of spinal rehabilitation, chiropractic adjustments, dry needling, therapeutic massages, and even stem cell therapy and PRP injections as part of a comprehensive approach to care.
Education and Lifestyle Modification
A significant aspect of physical therapy is patient education. Our PTs often educate patients about their conditions and how to manage symptoms. This may include posture correction, ergonomic recommendations, or lifestyle changes like diet and exercise modifications. This educational component empowers patients to take an active role in their own healthcare, contributing to long-term success and prevention of future issues.
Contact us today to see how physical therapy can help you live a better life.