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What is a Physical Therapist and How Can They Help You Get Better

Physical therapy is a critical process in helping patients recover from injury, accident, or surgery. It involves pain treatment, rebuilding strength and exercise through a continuous, gradual treatment regimen. Physical therapists (or PT ) are highly trained medical professionals that employ these treatments and techniques ( non-pharmaceutical ) to help you feel like yourself again. Here’s how these highly motivated professionals can help you in your recovery.

Pain Treatment After an Injury or Surgery

After you have been discharged from West Boca Medical Center or wherever you received your accident treatment or had surgery, you will likely require the help of a physical therapist to continue to both provide pain treatment and help you regain your strength and range of motion.

Recovering from an injury or accident is a challenging situation. You have a high degree of pain. You worry about the loss of mobility and strength. Our PT’s are very empathetic to your pain and will do all we can to help reduce your pain so you don’t rely fully on medications. We apply modalities and other forms of therapy to give you the best care and reduce your pain as quickly as possible.

Our team of professionals helps make you feel better after your accident by applying ‘modalities’ such as ultrasound, e-stim, heat, therapeutic massage, traction  and more. It is critical that you visit our West Boca physical therapy office on a regular, routine basis to get your pain to subside and to ensure your recovery goes as smoothly as possible.

Regaining Your Strength and Movement

Once the pain is under control, we work with you to help regain your range of motion and mobility. We teach you how to use crutches, walkers, canes, and other safety devices. We teach you simple exercises to strengthen your muscles and regain your flexibility. We are teachers that work with you through every step of your recovery.

We specialize in different forms of physical therapy depending on your condition. From neck pain from car accidents to knee replacements, stroke recovery, to back surgery recovery and more. These experts will help you to feel better fast and to get the help you need to make a full recovery. Contact Us Today!

PT as Coach and Teacher

At times, a physical therapy assistant may assist you during your recovery. They help you get onto the road to regaining your independence. Sometimes, we need someone that will encourage us to stay on that road, to help us ‘stick with the program’. Patients can get down on themselves about the lack of progress or things not happening fast enough.

Your physical therapist and their assistantswill encourage you every step of the way. They will talk to you about what is happening and continuously evaluate you to let you know about your progress. They will guide you through exercises to help you regain your muscle strength and range of motion. This goes a long way in helping to improve your mobility and get back to being your ‘old self’ again.

We believe that you can make a comeback starting now. All that you need is encouragement and support to improve your health. Our team of skilled professionals will help you to feel better and reach your long-term goals. The recovery process can be challenging but we are here to help you along the way.

Our team of dedicated professionals are here to give you the best care. We use the most technologically advanced and latest techniques to treat you. Our team is kind, compassionate and we really care about helping YOU! You will get the help you need to go all the way to the end of your road to recovery.


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