POSTSURGICAL & TOTAL JOINT REHAB
Orthopedic injuries, or injuries to the bones, joints and muscles, can all be helped by qualified physical therapists. A combination of early intervention, leading-edge treatment and comprehensive hands-on care eases pain and discomfort and speeds recovery from a variety of knee and shoulder injuries.
We also help people with total joint replacements (e.g., knee and hip) and other postsurgical rehab challenges. Our experienced physical therapy team customizes treatments and tailors programs for fast, long-lasting results. Our therapists offer focused, hands-on care for all types of orthopedic pain and dysfunction, including:
- Shoulder & knee rehab for nonoperative pain or injury as well as gentle postsurgical rehabilitation after rotator cuff surgery, ACL repair or total joint replacement (hip, knee & shoulder replacements have become common).
- Hip pain & postsurgical rehab.
- Chronic, acute back & neck problems.
- Foot & ankle pain, including conditions such as plantar fasciitis, arthritis pain & chronic ankle instability. We offer manual therapy, gait analysis & selective use of modalities for pain relief & improved function.
- Wrist & hand pain & postsurgical rehab.
- Sports injuries & fractures.
Total joint replacements are becoming more and more common, particularly in older people with arthritic joints. The bone ends of our joints are covered with smooth cartilage. Healthy cartilage allows easy, pain-free movement. But cartilage that is damaged by arthritis creates friction and makes joints stiff and painful.
Healthy joints are enclosed by fibrous tissue with a smooth lining called a synovium. Synovial fluid is produced by this tissue and reduces both friction and wear on the joint.
Over 500,000 total joint replacements are now performed in the United States annually. Total joint replacement is one of the great orthopedic surgical advances of this century. It resulted from the pioneering efforts of an orthopedic surgeon who worked with engineers to develop the technology and materials used to make joint replacements for hips, knees and shoulders. We focus our rehabilitation programs on active techniques that enable patients to reach their maximum potential quickly and safely. Getting patients quickly back to their active lifestyle is always our first priority.
Our mission is to help people function at their best. We want you to move without pain and get stronger so you can avoid future injuries. So what would you like to do again without pain? Play tennis or golf? Run? Walk? Participate in a team sport? Enjoy a hobby? Just get back to living?
SportFit’s dedicated professionals – accustomed to working closely with pro athletes from the Florida Marlins and other MLB teams, Olympic athletes and players from the NFL – can use the same techniques and rehab programs to help you reach your goals safely, effectively and quickly. Please call us to explore how we can help you with all your orthopedic and postsurgical rehab needs.
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