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Rehab Services from Top Fort Myers Orthopedic Doctors

Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy

The physical therapists at Orthopedic Specialists of SW Florida (OSSWF) strive to restore and preserve the patient’s ability to move safely and independently, and to restore as much mobility and independence as possible. Physical therapy is beneficial prior to surgery, and can potentially help the patient avoid surgery. Even if a conservative approach fails to relieve pain, it is vital in preparing a patient to be in the best physical state for surgery, which can speed up postoperative recovery.

Our services include:

  • Physical therapy to improve functionality through strength, mobility and fitness, flexibility, coordination, range of motion and balance exercises
  • Occupational and hand therapy to regain or improve the skills required for daily living to retain independence
  • Pain management to ensure that you can participate fully in your rehabilitation without severe pain.

At Orthopedic Specialists of SWFL, our physical, occupational, and hand therapists have extensive knowledge about the muscles, joints, and bones in your body, and the experience to provide treatment plans for conditions like rotator cuff tears, shoulder dislocation, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, cervical pain, back pain, knee conditions, ankle/foot disorders, etc.

If you’re ready to receive some of the top physical therapy Fort Myers has to offer, don’t wait. Schedule your first appointment with the team at OSSWF today.


Rehab With Your Fort Myers Orthopedic Surgeons

Compassionate Hand Therapy & PT/OT Therapy

A truly comprehensive rehabilitation plan includes more than just one type of therapy. At OSSWF, we utilize the best physical therapy, hand therapy, and occupational therapy Fort Myers has to offer in order to give our patients a complete recovery.

Physical Therapy
Our therapists perform assessments and create individualized treatment plans, that incorporate strength and range-of-motion exercises, balance training, assistance with transferring when needed, and also provide caregiver/ family training. Physical therapists may also educate patients and family/caregivers with the goal of preventing re-injury. The type and goals of therapy are contingent upon on the patient’s injury or disease and needs. The key to success is the patient’s active participation in rehabilitation. Receiving sufficient exercise in rehabilitation can help a patient recover more quickly and completely.

Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapy is a holistic, evidence-based profession that goes beyond rehabilitation of injuries, to address the whole person, and their functional needs and roles. Its goal is to help patients carry out activities of daily living, promote safety and independence, and help patients compensate for skills which cannot be restored to levels of prior functioning.

Our occupational therapists assist patients to regain their daily living skills. They help patients relearn how to use fine-motor and cognitive skills, and they can assist with creating or providing adaptive devices to help those challenged by ongoing conditions to function more independently.

Hand Therapy
Our hand therapists work with our Hand and Upper Extremity Center of Excellence orthopedic surgeons to create personalized rehabilitation programs for patients recovering from hand and upper extremity conditions and injuries as well as surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why might I need hand therapy?

Common hand and upper extremity problems we help patients overcome include:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Rotator Cuff tears
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Wrist pain
  • Trigger Finger
  • Biceps tendonitis
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Impingement
  • Arthritis
  • Broken clavicle

Why is physical therapy so important?

Physical therapy is a vital part of rehabilitation to help patients achieve, maintain and restore maximum physical functioning, independent living, and health. It is also an essential component of the services we offer at Orthopedic Specialists of SW Florida. We want our patients to achieve health and wellness so they can return to the active lives they love.

Do you accept insurance for PT & OT near me? 

Yes! At OSSWF, we want premium orthopedic care to be available to as many patients as possible. That’s why we’re proud to accept insurance from a variety of providers across the Southwest Florida region. Visit our Insurance page to learn more about our providers, and feel free to reach out to our friendly and compassionate staff with any questions.

How can I get started with the best physical therapist near me? 

OSSWF makes it easy to get started on your road to a complete recovery. Just use our online scheduling tool to request your first consultation with us. We can’t wait to get started.