Physical Therapy Specialist

Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute

Orthopedics located in West Palm Beach, Florida

Physical therapy is one of the most effective, non-surgical treatment methods for treating physical ailments and deformities. The team at Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida uses their unique brand of physical therapy to treat injuries, manage pain, and to facilitate optimal recovery results after a surgical procedure. The team’s specialists work with patients to develop individualized physical therapy plans that address each patient’s needs. To learn more, call the office or book a consultation online today.

Physical Therapy Q & A

What is physical therapy? 

Physical therapy is a branch of rehabilitative medicine that involves using specially designed stretches and exercises to help patients regain their physical abilities. Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute is home to a comprehensive, on-site physical therapy department dedicated to treating patients. 

The team’s physician assistants are highly skilled and well trained in cutting-edge physical therapy techniques. With physical therapy, patients see excellent pain management and post-surgical recovery results. 

What is physical therapy used for? 

The team at Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute may recommend physical therapy to patients dealing with: 

  • Spine disorders
  • Sports injuries
  • Arthritic conditions
  • Musculoskeletal issues
  • Chronic pain

Physical therapy can benefit patients of all ages. It’s a valuable tool in rehabilitative medicine and pain management. In some cases, your provider may recommend physical therapy up to five days a week, while, in other cases, you may benefit from a much less intensive program. 

How does physical therapy work? 

Each patient is different. That means that each physical therapy plan will vary depending on your specific health and recovery needs. 

Your provider at Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute works closely with you to develop a personalized physical therapy routine that works best for you. For example, if you’re dealing with chronic hip pain, your physical therapy plan will be different than that of a patient recovering from cartilage damage or dealing with osteoarthritis. 

Physical therapy works by incorporating strengthening exercises and flexibility stretches that improve your range of motion and joint function. You can work with the team on-site but also take the physical therapy techniques you learn there and integrate them into your at-home routine. 

Is physical therapy right for me? 

First, the team at Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute evaluates your condition and your medical history to gain a better understanding of what course of treatment is right for you. They’ll then make a recommendation as to whether or not your recovery or treatment will benefit from physical therapy. In some cases, physical therapy may be all you need to treat chronic pain or recover post-surgical procedure. 

To find out more about physical therapy at Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute, call the office or book an appointment online today.

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