At Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, our physical therapy program takes an individualized, patient-centered approach. Each treatment plan is tailored specifically to meet your needs and exceed your expectations, with the goal of returning you to your normal activity as quickly as possible.
Our physical therapy team is made up of skilled therapists who have comprehensive training in many different physical therapy techniques and treatments. Combined with our close-to-home rehabilitation facilities, which provide the latest therapy equipment available, our team will help reduce your pain, treat your condition, heal your injury and return you to your normal activities.
Why do I need physical therapy?
Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute provides physical therapy for a wide range of conditions and injuries. You may need physical therapy if:
- You are recovering from an orthopedic injury, such as a fracture, sprain or ligament tear.
- You are recovering from surgery to repair a joint or ligament, or to replace a joint.
- You have been diagnosed with a chronic condition, such as arthritis, and are looking to use a non-surgical approach to improve your mobility.
How do you determine the right physical therapy treatment for me?
Before starting your physical therapy, our team will work closely with you to determine what your goals and expectations are for treatment. We want to ensure that we develop the right plan to get you to an activity level that makes you feel healthy and happy.
We will also use video monitoring to assess your movement patterns — such as running, throwing or swinging a golf club or tennis racket — and use that video analysis to determine the best treatment and to track progress throughout your therapy.
What type of physical therapy is offered at Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute?
Our team is certified in a variety of evidence-based physical therapy techniques, including:
- Manual therapy. During this type of therapy, physical therapists use their hands to move your joints or apply pressure on parts of your body to help relieve pain, increase range of motion and improve flexibility.
- Pilates. This technique uses various machines to help support you in different positions and take you through different ranges of motion.
- Hand therapy. Our team includes therapists who are certified specifically in hand therapy, which focuses on helping you build strength and range of motion in your hands, wrists or arms.
- Graston technique. This type of therapy uses different metal tools to massage muscles and tissue to relieve pain and improve range of motion.
- Anti-gravity treadmill training. This therapy uses a special treadmill that allows you to run or walk with only a percentage of your body weight. Then, we can progressively add weight as you become stronger.
When you come to Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute for physical therapy, you can expect:
- Evidence-based techniques that have been thoroughly researched and shown to be effective in treating orthopedic injuries or conditions.
- A personalized approach to your treatment that focuses on your goals and expectations.
- A compassionate team that cares about finding a solution to help you live a happier, pain-free life.
- Certified physical therapists who are experienced in a wide range of treatments and techniques.
Pinecrest Physical Therapy
Baptist Health has partnered with Pinecrest Physical Therapy to provide additional access points to patients in order to meet the increasing demand for physical therapy. Pinecrest Physical Therapy is equipped with expert physical and hand therapists who are focused on providing the best care possible at convenient locations throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties.
An anti-gravity treadmill, known as the AlterG, allows you to run or walk with only a portion of your body weight. Working with your therapist, you can use the treadmill to gradually add weight as you become stronger, using video feedback and biofeedback monitors as you go. The anti-gravity treadmills can help patients regain their mobility quicker than regular treadmills and improve cardiovascular strength and endurance as well.
We work closely with the orthopedic surgeons to ensure you are mobile as soon as possible following joint replacement surgery. In some cases, we will have you moving four to six hours after your surgery, allowing you to recover faster and go home sooner. Most patients can return home in less than two days, with some able to go home the same day as surgery.
Our physical therapy team will treat patients as young as 12 years old. Patients younger than 12 receive physical therapy at Baptist Hospital.
Research and Education
Our highly skilled physicians remain on the cutting edge of orthopedic research.