After suffering a serious injury, undergoing surgery, or when recovering from a chronic pain condition, the road ahead can appear challenging and full of obstacles. In such situations, it is essential to have support and guidance from friends, family, and health experts. At Sunshine State Medical, we are happy to provide expert physical therapy services to help you travel that road and find recovery as soon as possible!
What is Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy, also referred to as physiotherapy, is a type of professional healthcare that aims to prevent or alleviate movement dysfunction and pain in a particular area of the body, whether that dysfunction or pain is caused by an injury, surgery, or condition. Moreover, physical therapy is often used as a way to avoid surgery or certain pain relief medications. In order to do so, there are numerous exercises, techniques, and treatments involved with a physical therapy treatment plan, such as the following:
- Braces, casts, orthotics, and wraps
- Cold or heat therapy
- Electrical stimulation for increased blood flow and circulation
- Exercises to improve balance, flexibility, strength, range of motion
- Gait and posture correction
- Patient health education
- Soft tissue mobilization to relieve pain and increase blood flow
- Ultrasound therapy to provide deep heating to soft tissue
You would like to know what is involved with our physical therapy services at Sunshine State Medical, please feel free to call us at 407-482-0052 or schedule an initial consultation with one of our physical therapy specialists!
What Kind of Pain Can Be Treated By Physical Therapy?
Whether the pain is caused by injury, illness, or a chronic condition, physical therapy can be of significant help. Some of the pain conditions and injuries that physical therapy is often used to treat include the following:
- Arthritis conditions, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
- Back pain
- Chronic migraine headaches
- Musculoskeletal dysfunction
- Neuralgia or neuropathic pain
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Rotator cuff tears
- Spinal cord injuries
- Sports injuries, including tennis elbow, ankle sprains, or concussions
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
In addition to treating various types of pain, physical therapy can also provide excellent benefits to individuals who are dealing with or recovering from a stroke, cystic fibrosis (CF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), multiple sclerosis (MS), pelvic floor dysfunction, and more.
Why Does Physical Therapy Complement Chiropractic Care?
When physical therapy is combined with chiropractic care, the two therapeutic approaches provide invaluable benefits. Physical therapy focuses on loosening tight muscles and soft tissue while also keeping your joints lubricated. In comparison, chiropractic care focuses on realigning bones and joints in your spine and other musculoskeletal areas that are misaligned. With that in mind, physical therapy complements chiropractic care by making movement much more effortless and fluid within your musculoskeletal structure. In turn, chiropractic adjustments help with physical therapy by addressing the underlying causes of their pain, inflexibility, and lack of functional mobility. For this reason, our board-certified chiropractors and physical therapy specialists at Sunshine State Medical aim to integrate physical therapy and chiropractic care as much as possible so that our patients can receive the optimal benefits of both!
We extend a warm welcome to Sunshine State Medical in Orlando, FL, if you are looking for innovative and effective physical therapy services! For an appointment with us, please feel free to schedule one through our website or call us during the hours of 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday or from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Our clinic is also open on Fridays by appointment only. Sunshine State Medical is located at 5425 S Semoran Blvd, Suite 6A, in Orlando, Florida. We serve patients from Orlando FL, Kissimmee FL, Oviedo FL, Lake Nona FL, Casselberry FL, Deltona FL, Winterpark FL, and Boggy Creek FL.