Miami, FL 33155
Our therapist staff can offer services, for Medicare Patients, Medicaid patients under 18 years old, or Private pay patients.
Physical therapy services assist our patients in recovering, restoring and maintaining maximum strength and endurance, and restore musculoskeletal abilities. From Arthritis, fractures, sprains, patients with limited ambulation, unsteady gait, our therapist are specialized in helping the patient restore their functional limitations, and provide confidence in their ability to ambulate.
We also offer Speech Therapy which serves individuals with severe and profound speech and developmental disabilities/mental retardation. Knowledge of augmentative communication devices and language stimulation assists in improving swallowing disorders and the communicative activities of daily living.
Pain Management:Sometimes pain treatment can be accomplished through physical therapy. Physical therapy (PT) involves the treatment, healing, and prevention of injuries or disabilities. PT helps to relieve pain, promote healing, and restore function and movement. PT is practiced by a professionally trained physical therapist under the referral of a doctor. A physical therapist is a specialist skilled and educated specifically in proper rehabilitation.
How Is Physical Therapy Used to Treat Pain?
A therapist may focus on decreasing pain with either passive or active therapy. Examples of passive physical therapy include:
- Heat/ice packs
- TENS units
Examples of active physical therapy include:
- Strengthening exercises
- Pain relief exercises
- Low-impact aerobic conditioning
Points to Consider:
An important aspect to keep in mind about physical therapy is that each individual is different and may respond differently to therapy. People have different types of bodies, different patterns of movement, different alignments, and different habits. Physical therapists and their trained staff can monitor each individual and attempt to correct improper habits, alignments and movement patterns.
Physical Therapy addresses the musculoskeletal aspects of chronic pain problems. When PT is ordered, a thorough evaluation is performed by therapists who have years of practical experience with people of all ages, all diagnoses and disabilities. Following the evaluation, an individualized treatment plan is developed, incorporating manual therapy, pain-relieving modalities, and an easy, effective exercise program.
Our clients are an important part of our pain-management team; at each visit we discuss status, review strategies, work on unresolved problems and progress the program appropriately. We help clients integrate exercises and functional changes into their life, giving them specific helpful information to meet daily demands and reduce pain.