Florida Orthopaedic Institute provides in-house physical and occupational therapy services for the rehabilitation needs of our patients. The very nature of our orthopedic practice often involves integrating patient care with physical or occupational therapists after seeing one of our physicians. Our goal is to offer immediate access to our therapy centers and to start treatment within 24-48 hours of a physician’s referral. This permits seamless care while allowing us to track the quality of your care. Our ultimate goal is for our patients to regain independence in everyday activities of life.
Physical Therapy Services:
- Electrical Stimulation
- Mechanical Traction
- Moist Heat
These services are paired with individualized exercise programs developed by our therapists. Our expertise in manual therapy allows a hands-on approach in working with joint and soft tissue restrictions through the use of soft tissue and joint mobilization.
Our Physical Therapists
Our Physical Therapists (also known as PTs) are highly-educated, licensed health care professionals who can help reduce pain and improve or restore movement. We also have physical therapist assistants (PTAs) who work under the supervision of a physical therapist. Often physical therapy can help avoid surgery and reduce the need for long-term use of prescription medications.
We teach you how to prevent or manage your conditions so that you can achieve long-term health benefits.
Your Physical Therapy Plan
We start with an examination process that includes:
- Taking your medical history
- An inventory of specific body systems
- Performing tests and measures to identify potential and existing problems
After a thorough examination, we determine whether the problems to be addressed are within the scope of physical therapy. If so, we develop a plan, using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability.
Who We Treat
We treat individuals of all ages, from newborns to the very oldest – anyone who has a medical problem or other health-related condition that limits them from performing functional activities in their daily lives.
Also, our PTs work to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness and wellness oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.
To help prevent falls among senior patients, Florida Orthopaedic Institute has a Fracture and Fall Prevention Program called SENIOR STRONG. Using the latest research in strength and balance training, the program’s goal is to improve a patient’s overall function and enhance their independence.
SENIOR STRONG is designed to proactively provide seniors with key fitness techniques to maintain healthy and active lifestyles through decreasing falls and increasing energy levels. The SENIOR STRONG Program incorporates lower extremity resistance strength exercises, balance exercises, and functional movements and is customized to each patient. The initial visit begins with a comprehensive assessment of the patient’s bones and joint heath followed by a licensed physical therapist’s examination to establish baseline levels of balance and fitness. The program is customized to each patient.Learn more about Senior Strong
Our occupational therapy services include education related to prevention, non-operative or conservative treatment, post-operative treatment, desensitization and sensory re-education, design and implementation of personalized home exercise programs, work conditioning, edema management, wound and scar care management and custom orthotic fabrication for the upper extremities.Learn more about Occupational Therapy
Who We Work With
- Sports Medicine Physicians: Our team of physical and occupational therapists works closely with the organization’s sports medicine physicians to treat sports-related injuries of athletes of all skill levels, from amateur to professional.
- Trauma Specialists: We work in conjunction with Florida Orthopaedic Institute’s trauma program to restore range of motion and strength to patients suffering from motor vehicle or work-related accidents.
- Hand, Shoulder and Elbow: Our team works closely with the organization’s hand, shoulder and elbow physicians to provide early intervention following upper extremity injury. Occupational therapists are highly skilled in the fabrication of custom- made splints for joint protection following surgery.
- Spine Specialists: Our team of therapists work together with spine specialists to treat acute and chronic neck and back pain, arthritic conditions, disk herniation and other spine conditions to return patients to their pre-injury activity level.
- Joint Replacement Specialists: Physical and occupational therapists play an integral role in upper and lower extremity joint replacement surgery to maximize our patients’ function and quality of life.
Annual Checkup by a Physical Therapist
Balance and Falls
Health Behavior Change
Nutrition and Physical Therapy
Prevention, Wellness, and Disease Management
Progressive Conditions and Declining Functional Status
Seating & Wheeled Mobility
Traumatic Brain Injury
Vital Signs and Other Patient Screenings
Wounded Service Members