Fort Myers Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy

Guiding Patients down the Road to Recovery

The physical therapists at Orthopedic Specialists of SW Florida 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

At Orthopedic Specialists of SW Florida, 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.

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.

Common hand and upper extremity problems treated include:

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

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.

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