Types of Treatment
Types of Treatment
Ready to achieve real, long-lasting results?
Finding the right therapy for your unique pain or limitation is the key to achieving your goals and finding lasting relief. We don’t believe in telling patients to “just live with it”–at TOSPT, we’re dedicated to providing the best outcomes possible for every single patient.
Our team of experts will use the latest research, technology, and modalities to get to the cause of whatever is holding you back.
Here’s how we can help:
Orthopedic & Manual Physical Therapy
Orthopedics is the medical specialty dedicated to preserving and restoring function in the musculoskeletal system, which includes bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves.
At TOSPT, many of our physical therapists are APTA board certified Orthopaedic Certified Specialists.
The advanced clinical knowledge and skill set that comes with a Board Certification allows physical therapists to better treat the patients in their specialty and keeps them up-to-date with cutting edge research and technology. The OCS certification focuses on evidence-based practice, orthopedic injury examination, treatment, and medical interventions.
Only 3.9% of therapists in the United States are Orthopedic Clinical Specialists.
Orthopedic physical therapy is used to treat both non-surgical and post-surgical patients with the following conditions:
- Muscle weakness and imbalance
- Spinal and other joint alignment dysfunction
- Tendonitis and bursitis
- Fractures and broken bones
- Joint and muscle pain
- Post-operative or inflammatory swelling
Manual physical therapy is a hands-on technique that is used to decrease pain and improve range-of-motion and flexibility to stiff joints and muscles. Mobilization and manipulation are key components of manual therapy; both techniques restore the power of movement to joints & associated muscles.
Patients with a variety of disabilities and orthopaedic conditions can benefit from manual physical therapy. Research confirms that manual physical therapy, combined with therapeutic exercise, can produce rapid pain relief and improved function in the following conditions, as well as many others:
- Low-back pain
- Neck pain
- Hip and knee osteoarthritis
- Shoulder pain
Sports Physical Therapy
Sports therapy involves a large team of healthcare professionals trained in a wide range of backgrounds including physicians, exercise physiologists, athletic trainers, biomechanists, nutritionists, and physical therapists.
At TOSPT, our Sports Physical Therapy team emphasizes the prevention, identification, assessment, minimization, and correction of pain and disability associated with athletic injuries. The goal of treatment is to maximize both your participation and performance level.
Our physical therapist use a variety of the following interventions to prevent and treat sports related injuries:
- Pre-participation screening
- Cardiovascular, resistance, endurance and neuromuscular re-education exercise programs
- Taping and bracing
Sports specific ergonomic and training regimens
- Manual physical therapy
- Orthopedic physical therapy
Will I benefit from sports therapy?
Any athlete, whether amateur to professional, can benefit from sports physical therapy. Our clients range from football and basketball players to golfers to dancers. The therapists at TOSPT are committed to provide all of our athletes with the best care possible to prevent and treat injuries.
Motor Vehicle Therapy
TOSPT’s Motor Vehicle Therapy will help get you on the road to recovery after an accident.
Our team understands that you, your auto insurance company, your physician, and your attorney need to work with a reliable healthcare provider who specializes in evidence-based treatment. We never want to turn away a patient who needs care, which is why we’ve established partnerships that manage healthcare payment until your care settles.
That means you’re able to seek treatment immediately, without worrying about the headache of working with insurance to get paid. We also accept liens, or letters of protection, from your attorney.
Frequently untreated, chronic pain symptoms include headache, lower back pain, arthritis pain, and neurogenic pain. TOSPT focuses on two critical elements when it comes to alleviating your pain: education and movement. The combination of therapeutic neuroscience education (TNE) and movement plans designed to address your unique symptoms has had significant success in helping patients deal with persistent pain.
A Functional Capacity Evaluation, or FCE, is performed to determine if an individual is capable of returning to work safely and efficiently after an injury or illness.
At TOSPT, our FCE process compares the individual’s health status, body functions, and structures to the demands of the job and the work environment. Performed by a WorkSTEPS-licensed physical therapist, a typical FCE consists of a battery of one-on-one standardized physical and cognitive assessments that offer results in performance-based measures and demonstrates predictive value about the individual’s return to work.
We treat patients suffering from dizziness, vertigo, imbalance, disequilibrium, and heightened fall risk with therapy that’s proven to help reduce the occurrence of falling. We offer expertise in guiding patients from the clearance of acute vertigo, all the way through vestibular rehabilitation therapy.
One of the most common reasons that people see their primary care physician are headaches – and they account for 20% of outpatient visits to neurologists.
People with recurring headaches report disabling symptoms which can interfere with daily activities. Multiple concussions only increase these risks. With so much conflicting data available on the internet, TOSPT knows that it can be hard to know how to manage a concussion should you suffer from one.
The Industrial Rehabilitation Program at Tallahassee Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy is designed to meet the needs of our industry, insurance companies, case management, physician and patient clientele. From the first visit to a TOSPT clinic, the focus of the therapist is to return the injured worker to full capacity and back to his original job swiftly.
PTplus allows those patients to continue their programs to maintain functions they have re-gained on an affordable, self-pay basis.
This is a voluntary exercise program that will help patients improve cardio-vascular and overall level of function and maintain activities of daily living. A physical therapist will tailor the program to fit specific needs, as well as detect any physical condition that would limit or prohibit the patient in engaging in the exercise program.
Our team is ready to treat your pain and get you back to living a pain-free life.
Take the first step towards the long-term recovery you deserve by booking your appointment today.