Your Non-Surgical Back and Joint Pain Specialists
Any amount of pain can be a nuisance in your life, especially when it lasts a while. Everyone deals with pain differently, and there are many options available to treat it. Narcotics and pain medications are one common option, but the best possible option for most painful orthopedic conditions is a good Physical Therapy Doctor.
Many patients are often looking for the “magic bullet” to immediately fix their back or joint pain. Pain medications can often give them the most immediate short-term relieve, but they do not solve the problem and can have many long-term negative effects.
Physical therapy, on the other hand, offers a wide range of possible benefits that far outweigh any risks involved. Unlike pain meds which are only meant to mask your perception of pain. A good Physical Therapy Doctor will focus on finding the origin of your orthopedic pain and work on improving the mobility of your painful areas, as well as the stability of the surrounding areas. This will result in a far superior long-term outcome and allow you to live a more active life.
To improve Florida’s healthcare and the health of it residents, by addressing the root cause of their musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. Therefore, reducing the use of pain masking agents, such as opioids and limiting surgery to an option of last resort. Reducing both the costs of healthcare and the unforeseen consequences that may arise from these less safe and costlier alternatives.
The mission of Physical Therapy Doctors of Florida is to help the members of our community to live more active and fulfilling lives, by maintaining and improving their overall health and fitness, as a result of providing them with high-quality physical therapy care and exceptional customer service.
What is a Physical Therapist?
Physical Therapy Doctors complete 6-7 years of university training and clinical affiliations before graduating and becoming eligible to take the board licensure examination. They are experts in pain and injury diagnosis, pain and injury treatment, exercise prescription, injury prevention, rehabilitation and many other areas of sport, health and fitness training.
What do I need to bring?
Be prepared to provide your previous medical history. If you have them and if they are relevant bring X-ray/MRI reports, a list of medications and your Insurance Card.
How many visits will I need?
The number of visits will vary based on each case. After a thorough assessment, your Doctor of Physical Therapy will discuss your Individualized Plan of Care.
What should I wear to my appointment?
We recommend that you wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that allows you to move freely.
Do I have to be referred by a doctor?
No, Physical Therapy Doctors can assess and treat without a referral from a physician. However, some health insurance plans may require a referral in order to cover the services.
Do I have to fill out any paperwork?
Yes, we will e-mail you the required paperwork for you to complete prior to your Initial Evaluation.
Where can I review your Notice of Privacy Practices (HIPAA)?
If you would like to review our Notice of Privacy Practices before your appointment, you may download it below. You do not need to print it or bring it to your appointment.
HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices