Physical Therapy Specialist

Johnson Medical Center

Alternative Medicine & Integrative Medicine located in Venice, FL

If you have an injury or disease that causes pain and affects your movement, physical therapy is an essential part of your rehabilitation plan. The highly qualified team at Johnson Medical Center in Venice, Florida, includes an on-site physical therapist and physical therapy assistant. Call or book an appointment online today to get started with physical therapy.

Physical Therapy Q & A

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy is a health care specialty that focuses on diagnosing and treating problems that affect movement. The goal of physical therapy is to restore normal function and mobility, alleviate pain, and promote healthy activity. 

The physical therapy team at Johnson Medical Center works closely with the chiropractic and regenerative medicine specialists to provide an integrative approach to treating all types of pain. 

What conditions does physical therapy treat?

Physical therapy is the cornerstone of rehabilitation and recovery after an injury or disease affects your mobility, strength, or balance. The team at Johnson Medical Center uses physical therapy to treat many conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Hip pain
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Car accident injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Rotator cuff injuries

Aside from musculoskeletal problems, physical therapy can also help you recover from non-healing wounds, such as diabetic ulcers.

What should I expect from physical therapy?

First, the team at Johnson Medical Center thoroughly evaluates your physical condition, including your muscle strength, balance, and range of motion. They identify any issues that affect movement and create a personalized physical therapy plan to restore optimal functioning. 

Depending on your condition, physical therapy may include:

  • Hot and cold applications
  • Exercises to improve posture and body mechanics
  • Manual therapies, such as massage
  • Exercises to improve strength and mobility
  • Modifications to daily activities

Physical therapy can be a stand-alone treatment, but it’s especially effective in combination with other integrative approaches, such as chiropractic and regenerative medicine. 

What are the benefits of physical therapy?

Physical therapy is a noninvasive treatment that helps you to recover from current injuries and illnesses as well as to prevent problems in the future. Benefits of physical therapy include:

  • Improved athletic performance
  • Reduced risk of falls
  • Better balance and coordination
  • Increased strength and flexibility

Physical therapy may also help you reduce the need for pain-relieving medications or invasive treatments like surgery. 

For an integrative approach to physical therapy, call Johnson Medical Center, or book an appointment online today.