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Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy services offered in the greater Bonita Springs, FL area

Physical therapy uses hands-on treatments, stretches, and strengthening exercises to relieve pain, encourage healing, and restore mobility. At Bridging the Gap Physical Therapy in Bonita Springs, Florida, physical therapist David Lee, PT, DPT, and the team use manual therapies to improve motion, decrease scar tissue, and reduce inflammation. The team’s noninvasive, patient-centered approach ensures improved mobility and lasting treatment outcomes. Call Bridging the Gap Physical Therapy today to schedule a physical therapy appointment, or book your visit online. 

Can physical therapy help me recover after an injury?

Yes. Physical therapy is a medical subspecialty that improves how you perform physical movements. It uses hands-on therapies and exercises to reduce pain, relieve stiffness, and restore range of motion. 

Many people use physical therapy as part of their recovery from surgery or a sports injury. But it can also help manage arthritis, general wear-and-tear, and repetitive strain.

What types of musculoskeletal problems benefit from physical therapy?

At Bridging the Gap Physical Therapy, the team uses manual physical therapy to treat musculoskeletal problems, including:

  • Shoulder pain
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Hip pain
  • Instability or balance problems
  • Sports injuries
  • Leg pain
  • Repetitive strain injuries

Physical therapy can speed up your recovery after a major medical event, like a stroke, heart attack, or surgery.

What can I expect at my first physical therapy appointment?

Your first physical therapy appointment at Bridging the Gap Physical Therapy begins with reviewing your medical records and discussing your symptoms.

Your provider will ask questions about when the problem started, how often your symptoms occur, and if certain activities, like exercise, worsen them. Next, they will complete a gamut of tests called full-body diagnostics.

Instead of using X-rays and MRIs to identify the root cause of your discomfort, the team relies on their hands. Their extensive knowledge of the body’s systems and how they work together lets them pinpoint the source of your pain and develop a personalized treatment plan. 

Each physical therapy session lasts one hour and includes a mix of stretches, strengthening exercises, and hands-on therapies.

What treatments does physical therapy include?

At Bridging the Gap Physical Therapy, the team emphasizes hands-on rehabilitation. Depending on your symptoms and their severity, they might suggest:

  • Myofascial release
  • Joint mobilization
  • Muscle energy techniques
  • Soft tissue mobilization
  • Trigger point release

These treatments combine light pressure, stretching, and kneading of the skin to increase circulation, reduce inflammation, and encourage your body’s healing process. 

How long does it take to recover with physical therapy?

The time it takes to recover with physical therapy depends on the location and severity of your injury. Most people see improvement within 4-6 weeks, but it might take longer. Be patient and attend each checkup at Bridging the Gap Physical Therapy.

Call Bridging the Gap Physical Therapy today to schedule a physical therapy appointment or book your visit online.