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Physical Therapy Bonita Springs

Are you experiencing persistent, localized, musculoskeletal pain? Does the level of discomfort you feel prevent you from going about your normal, everyday routine? If this sounds all too familiar, then it may be time to visit Multi-Care Medical’s physical therapists in Bonita Springs. Our state-licensed, multi-specialty therapists are ready to be your partners in reclaiming a pain-free, unencumbered quality of life.

Types of Physical Therapy

Our goal at Multi-Care Medical in Bonita Springs is to help our patients maintain, improve, and restore their mobility and ultimately the ability to resume healthy, productive lives following an illness, injury, or disability. Our Physical therapy (PT) treatments include, but are not limited to: specifically designed therapeutic exercise, massage, hot and cold treatment, light therapy, and electric stimulation.

Physiotherapy has often been used to help relieve musculoskeletal conditions involving the limbs, the back, joints, spine, and even tempromandibular joint (TMJ) pain. Common ailments where PT is integral to rehabilitation include carpal tunnel syndrome (CPS), tennis elbow, neck strain, rotator cuff tears and osteoarthritis.

The application of PT is broad and spans a wide array of conditions. It is used in pediatrics to address certain developmental delays, for pain management in fibromyalgia, to relieve some of the symptoms of breast cancer and lymphedema, as a rehabilitative treatment for sports injuries and following neurological conditions like Parkinson’s and stroke to name a few.

Benefits of Physical Therapy

When recommended by a medical professional, physical therapy can be an effective alternative to invasive and more costly medical services like surgery and drugs though it has also been used in combination with the two to aid and speed up a patient’s recovery. Many times PT has led to a decreased dependency on medication and its side effects.

One of the primary issues that physical therapy addresses is restoring the normal range of motion. This is often done by having a physical therapist guide the patient through a series of exercises that are designed to strengthen and improve the circulation of the muscles experiencing limited movement. When the muscles are stronger, the pressure on a joint eases helping to keep it in proper alignment which leads to the reduction or elimination of pain.

What Does a Physical Therapist Do?

Physical Therapy Bonita Springs

Physical therapists spend most of their time on their feet leading patients into special exercises designed to help them regain flexibility of movement. They also pinpoint habitual movements of patients that lead to discomfort and show them how to adjust those actions without injuring themselves in the future. When applicable, PTs can also teach patients how to use ambulatory devices such as walkers, canes, and crutches.

Before any treatment commences, each patient undergoes a thorough physical evaluation, an analysis of his or her medical history, and, if needed, relevant diagnostic exams. Based on the results and the specialist’s prognosis, a personal treatment plan will be prescribed which will include goals for the short and long-term. For continuity of care and optimal results, patients are taught and encouraged to perform exercises at home. When done correctly, such exercises can also function as preventative therapy and can keep musculoskeletal issues from recurring.

How long will physical therapy take?

The length of treatment is different for every person, and there is no one-size-fits-all answer that would be correct. People respond to surgery and injury in different ways and recover from them at different rates. There are also many factors that affect how quickly an individual might recuperate such as age, medical history, and general health. Instead of measuring progress by the hour, we encourage our patients to set small, achievable goals with their therapists that are related to their overall rehabilitation and to reward themselves with each milestone.

If you would like to learn more about how physical therapy can help you, visit Multi-Care Medical in Bonita Springs. Our medical facility is located on the second floor of 27160 Bay Landing Drive in Bonita Springs, FL 34135. You can also call us at (239) 307-5298. Our team of professionals is ready and waiting to hear from you.