Physical Therapy

Out Patient Physical Therapy Clinic located in North Port, FL

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Physical Therapy services offered in North Port, FL

Physical therapy is beneficial for improving your strength, balance, and mobility. Gigi Malvas, RPT, CLT, and the team at Step Up Physical Therapy and Rehab in North Port, Florida, provide personalized physical therapy services for many purposes. To learn more about the many benefits of physical therapy, call Step Up Physical Therapy and Rehab or book an appointment online today.

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy is a category of rehabilitative treatment that aims to help you heal effectively and restore or maintain function after an injury or illness. It can improve healing after mild or moderate injuries and after major and minor surgeries. 

With support from the team at Step Up Physical Therapy and Rehab you can work toward specific goals you set during a consultation.

Your physical therapy and rehabilitation plan at Step Up Physical Therapy and Rehab can include:

  • Pilates exercises
  • Myofascial release
  • McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy
  • Myokinesthetic system
  • Neuromechanical acupuncture
  • Lymphedema therapy
  • Vertigo management
  • Kinesio taping
  • Rehabilitative stretches and exercises
  • Balance and Coordination training
  • Gait training

Every plan is different and tailored to your specific needs and goals. The team tracks your progress and measurable improvements over time.

What goes into physical therapy planning?

The planning process for physical therapy starts with an initial consultation at Step Up Physical Therapy and Rehab. The team goes over your medical history, performs a thorough asssessment and helps you name specific goals, which can range from getting back into your sport of choice to reducing everyday pain.

After the team evaluates you and identifies your goals, they can start developing your conservative physical therapy plan. Physical therapy can help reduce your need for prescription drugs and avoid surgery.

Who can benefit from physical therapy?

Step Up Physical Therapy and Rehab provides hands-on, one-on-one care to patients looking to improve their function and reduce pain. Many injuries, conditions, and circumstances can lead you to seek and benefit from physical therapy. You might need treatment to:

  • Reduce neck or back pain
  • Reduce pain and swelling from tendinitis/bursitis 
  • Prepare for knee, hip, or shoulder replacement surgery and back surgery
  • Recover from knee, hip, or shoulder replacement surgery and back surgery
  • Ease vertigo
  • Manage symptoms of a neurological disorder
  • Recover from stroke
  • Relieve headaches
  • Rehabilitate auto, workplace, or sports injuries
  • Reduce swelling from Lymphedema
  • Improve balance and decrease fall risk
  • Improve strength and endurance
  • Improve flexibility
  • Attain steadier gait

The environment at Step Up Physical Therapy and Rehab is warm and welcoming, and the team helps you feel comfortable from your very first visit. No matter your goals, you can rest assured that the team is there to support you every step of the way and provide you with the best possible care for your condition.

If you’re interested in physical therapy to prepare for or recover from surgery, improve the symptoms of an injury, or for any other purpose, call Step Up Physical Therapy and Rehab. You can also book an appointment online at any time. If you have difficulty leaving your home to seek physical therapy treatment, we are able to provide services at your home through our partnership with local home health agencies. Feel free to talk with our staff about this option.