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Physical Therapy

Sarasota Medical Center's Physical Therapy department offer state-of-the-art equipment, training, and patient education.  Some of the individualized services we offer are:

  • Orthopedic / Sports Medicine Injury Prevention and Treatment

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation

  • Active Isolated Stretching (AIS)

  • Massage

  • Auto and work related injury care

  • Neuromuscular Rehabilitation

Your post surgical and cardiac rehabilitation will be made easier with our state of the art Nustep TRS4000.  With resistance integrated therapy and "hands on" Active Isolated Streching (AIS), each day in therapy will never be the same.


What exactly does a physical therapist do?

What Physical Therapists Do. Physical therapists evaluate and record a patient's progress. Physical Therapists help injured or ill people improve movement and manage pain. They are often an important part of preventive care, rehabilitation, and treatment for patients with chronic conditions, illnesses, or injuries.


What is the definition of physical therapy?

the treatment or management of physical disability, malfunction, or pain by exercise, massage, hydrotherapy, etc., without the use of medicines, surgery, or radiation. the health profession that provides such care.


Who needs physical therapy?

Regardless of your age, if you have a problem with normal mobility, you may benefit from working with a Physical Therapist to help you return to optimal function. A list of some of the most common reasons to seek physical therapy includes: Neck pain and low back pain. Arthritis in one or multiple joints.


Why is physical therapy important?

Physical therapy will help you strengthen the muscles associated with your injury as well as surrounding muscles. Often, strength imbalances lead to injury. Improve outcomes: Physical therapy helps improve post-surgical outcomes, by addressing pain, scar tissue, strength, range of motion, and more.


How painful is physical therapy?

Physical therapy shouldn't hurt, and it will be safe. But because you'll use parts of your body that are injured or have chronic pain, physical therapy can be challenging, even hard. For example, you may feel sore after stretching or deep tissue massage.


Does physical therapy really help?

Not only can physical therapy precede surgery, it may be able to prevent it! In fact, physical therapy has proved to be as effective or more effective than surgery for many musculoskeletal conditions, depending on their severity.


How many times a week should I go to physical therapy?

Most practitioners recommend three visits per week initially for a patient to receive optimal benefits immediate post-diagnosis. After your initial evaluation, your Physical Therapist will advise you as to the optimal frequency of visits.

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