Physical Therapy

Acupuncture Centers of South Florida

Acupuncture & Chiropractic Physicians located in Coral Gables, FL

When your lower back hurts, your knees ache, or you’ve suffered a sports injury, physical therapy is essential to help you regain strength and restore optimal function. Veronica E. Trollerud, AP, DOM, and the physical therapy experts at Acupuncture Centers of South Florida, evaluate your condition and develop customized physical therapy that gets you back to the lifestyle you enjoy. To schedule an appointment, use the online booking feature or call the office in Coral Gables, Florida.

Physical Therapy Q & A

How does physical therapy promote healing?

When your ability to stay active is limited by musculoskeletal injuries, degenerative diseases, or neurologic disorders, physical therapy restores mobility and function, while easing your pain. Physical therapists use diverse techniques that promote healing by:

  • Increasing blood flow
  • Reducing inflammation and pain
  • Restoring range of motion
  • Strengthening muscles
  • Improving body mechanics and balance

Your therapist at Acupuncture Centers of South Florida performs a thorough examination and develops an individualized treatment plan based on your physical needs, activity goals, and overall health.

What health conditions benefit from physical therapy?

Physical therapy helps you rehabilitate from a past injury and prevents future problems by strengthening your muscles and supporting tissues. These are a few examples of the health conditions that the Acupuncture Centers of South Florida team frequently treats:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Chronic back pain
  • Tendinitis
  • Neck pain
  • Bursitis
  • Meniscus tear
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Ankle fractures and sprains 


When you participate in a structured physical therapy program, you regain optimal strength and increase your chances of returning to the same level of performance you had before an injury. 

 

What types of treatments might I receive during physical therapy?

Your therapist at Acupuncture Centers of South Florida has extensive training in a wide variety of passive and active modalities.

Passive techniques often focus on reducing inflammation and pain, as well as improving range-of-motion by gently manipulating your muscles and joints. These are a few examples of passive modalities: 

  • Heat to relax muscles and promote blood flow
  • Ice to reduce inflammation and swelling
  • Ultrasound to boost blood flow and healing
  • Therapeutic massage to relax muscles and improve circulation
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) to block pain signals

Active physical therapy incorporates structured exercises that strengthen your muscles, improve flexibility and range of motion, and increase endurance. 

Your therapist at Acupuncture Centers of South Florida may provide movement and balance training or use sport-specific exercises to promote proper movement, prevent overcompensation, and improve performance.

In addition to the therapy you receive in the office, you’ll learn exercises you can do at home to continue healing and maintain your progress. 

If you need to rehabilitate from an injury or disease, call Acupuncture Centers of South Florida or schedule an appointment online.