Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy Treatment in Brandon and Saint Petersburg, FL

Brandon Orthopedic Physical Therapy | Physical Therapy Treatment Brandon FloridaOrthopedic Physical Therapy  focus’ on the rehabilitation of injuries within the orthopedic system (muscles, bones, joints, tendons, and ligaments). Physical Therapy treats and rebuilds orthopedic conditions that often cause chronic or acute pain, decreased range of motion, and decreased strength. Tampa Bay Spine and Injury Physical Therapy provides the most effective care with an individualized treatment plan mapped out by your physical therapist and doctor.

At Tampa Bay Spine and Injury Physical Therapy, our compassionate physical therapy team treats patients with all types of general orthopedic injuries and conditions, including, but not limited to:

• Sprains/Strains
• Rotator Cuff
• Bursitis and Tendonitis
• Osteoarthritis
• Osteoporosis
• Posture and gait dysfunction
• Fractures
• Contusions
• Hematoma

At Tampa Bay Spine and Injury Physical Therapy, our compassionate physical therapy team treats patients many common conditions, including, but not limited to:

• Back and Neck
• Herniated discs
• Sciatica
• Hand and Wrist
• Carpal tunnel syndrome
• DeQuervain’s Syndrome
• Skier’s thumb (Gamekeeper’s thumb)
• TFCC tear
• Shoulder and Elbow
• Rotator cuff tearing
• Impingement syndrome
• Shoulder instability
• Shoulder bursitis
• Tennis elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
• Golfer’s elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
• Olecranon bursitis
• Foot and Ankle
• Plantar fasciitis
• Ruptured Achilles tendon
• Achilles Tendinopathy
• Peroneal Tendinitis
• Ankle Sprains
• Hip, Knee and Lower Leg
• Femoroacetabular impingement
• Trochanteric bursitis
• IT Band Syndrome
• Piriformis Syndrome
• Chondromalacia
• Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
• Patellar Tendinitis
• Knee ligament injuries (ACL, LCL, MCL and PCL)
• Knee cartilage injury (meniscus)
• Stress fractures
• Shin splints (Medial tibial stress syndrome)

Pre/Post Operative Physical Therapy

Tampa Bay Spine and Injury may be designated after a surgical procedure to maximize range of motion, strength, and endurance to lead to a more speedy recovery. Post-operative Care Physical Therapy- once a physician prescribes physical therapy, the patient will be seen by our Physical Therapist Tampa Bay. Our goal in Physical Therapy treatment is to minimize the adverse effects of the surgery (i.e. pain, swelling) while restoring normal movement, function, strength, and flexibility.

At Tampa Bay Spine and Injury Physical Therapy, our compassionate physical therapy team treats patients with these, but not limited to, post-surgical diagnosis:

TOTAL Joint Replacements

A total joint replacement surgery is used when the joint surfaces are so wore down and therefore removed and replaced with a new metal surface. Physical Therapy for this type of surgery can start within three days after surgery and continue on for up to three months or longer. During physical therapy, you will learn how to return to your daily activities while using your new joint.

Open reduction, internal fixation of fractures

ORIF (Open Reduction, Internal Fixation or Fractures) is a method that surgically repairs a fractured bone by either the use of plates, screws or an intramedullary rod that will stabilize the bone. Physical Therapy following these surgical procedures will assist patients in managing and restoring normal movement, function, and strength.

Ligament or tendon reconstructions or repair

A surgical procedure that corrects torn or damaged tendons and/or ligaments (i.e. Rotator Cuff Repair and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction).

Lower Back and Cervical Surgeries

Discectomy: a procedure in which a portion of the disc is removed that rests between each vertebra.
Foraminotomy: a procedure used to relieve pressure on a nerve by removing a portion of the bone and other tissue that may be compressed on the nerve as it exits the spinal column.
Laminectomy: a procedure performed to relieve pressure on the spinal cord itself. It is used to treat conditions such as spinal stenosis and spondylolisthesis.
Spine Fusion: this procedure is done to eliminate movement between adjacent vertebra. It is usually performed to treat spondylolisthesis (an unstable spine)
Arthrodesis (Joint Fusions): a surgery in which the two bones on each end of the joint are fused secondary to the joint being eroded or destroyed by trauma or severe arthritic changes. This will eliminate joint motion thus reducing pain.
Vertebroplasty: a procedure that stabilizes compression fractures in the spine

Knee Surgery:

• Arthroscopic knee surgery and meniscus repair
• ACL, PCL, MCL and LCL reconstruction
• Knee replacement

Shoulder Surgery:

• Rotator cuff repair
• Shoulder arthroscopy
• Bankart repair
• SLAP repair
• Shoulder replacement

Hip Surgery:

• Hip fractures
• Hip replacement
• Hip Arthroscopy
Cervical and Lumbar Spine Surgery:
• Laminectomy
• Spinal fusion
• Discectomy
• Vertebroplasty

Foot and Ankle Surgery:

• Achilles tendon repair
• Ankle arthroscopy
• Ankle replacement
• Ankle fusion

Wrist and Elbow Surgery:

• Wrist arthroscopy
• Elbow arthroscopy
• Tommy John surgery
• Elbow replacement
• Carpal tunnel syndrome surgery

Tampa Bay Spine and Injury Physical Therapy rebuilds and develops each patient’s skills for daily living after surgery. Postoperative Physical Therapy Care Tampa Bay is a proven method that focuses on function and manual therapy. As a result, we are able to transition patients back into their daily lives, activities, and habits a lot quicker.

Chronic Pain

Millions of Americans are affected with chronic pain daily. When you initially suffer from an injury, you experience acute pain. Acute pain happens suddenly and is usually caused by a specific source. Acute care usually resolves on its own, but chronic pain lingers.

Chronic Pain is pain that exists for six months or more after the initial injury date or after a disease has healed. Sometimes, people can experience chronic pain even when the cause is unknown. Chronic pain can be hindering and often lead to frustration and depression in the diagnosed patient. Tampa Bay Spine and Injury Physical Therapy offers Physical Therapy to help manage chronic pain by decreasing the persistence of pain, and in turn, improve the patient’s quality of life.

Tampa Bay Spine and Injury Physical Therapy often treats, but not limited to, chronic pain associated with:

• Neck and back pain
• Headaches and migraines
• Fibromyalgia
• Osteoarthritis
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Repetitive stress injuries
• Nerve pain syndromes


TMD is often treated with Physical Therapy Brandon, FL and Physical Therapy St. Petersburg, FL to alleviate pain and discomfort. Tampa Bay Spine & Injury analyzes the mobility of the jaw, evaluate, and treat to release muscle tension in your head and neck region.

Our Physical Therapists Tampa Bay will relieve TMD and TMJ symptoms of, but not limited to:

• Jaw discomfort or soreness
• Headaches
• Pain radiating behind the eyes, in the face, shoulder, neck, and/or back
• Earaches or ringing in the ears
• Clicking or popping of the jaw
• Locking of the jaw
• Mouth motions are limited
• Clenching or grinding of the teeth
• Dizziness
• Sensitivity of the teeth
• Numbness/tingling sensation in the fingers
• A alteration in the way the upper and lower teeth fit together

Neurological Disorders

Neurological disorders affect the body’s nervous system and can exist in people of all ages. These disorders can severely impact the quality of life for the diagnosed patient because the nervous system affects so many other aspects of the body’s function. A neurological disorder can cause problem with walking, balance, grabbing objects, vision or hearing. Depending on the diagnosis, some disorders can also be associated with paralysis, tremors and/or severe pain. At Tampa Bay Spine and Injury Neurological Physical Therapy, our physical therapists work with those who suffer from common neurological conditions such as, but not limited to:

• Sciatica
• Herniated discs
• Radiculopathy
• Neuropathy
• Impingement
• Fibromyalgia

Pre/Post Natal

Pregnancy hormonal and structural changes can cause unexpected aches and pains. Physical therapy Tampa Bay can help alleviate your pain and discomfort by aiming to correct:

• Joint and Soft tissue dysfunction
• Structural alignment
• Posture
• Common ailments- Pre/Post Natal
• Low back pain, sciatica
• Sacroiliac (SI) pain
• Tailbone pain
• Postural dysfunction/thoracic pain
• Costochondritis (rib pain)
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Edema
• Diastasis
• Pelvic floor weakness
• Pre- and Post-Natal Treatment
• Manual therapy, Therapeutic exercise
• Education on sleep positions, sitting and standing precautions, and how to minimize stress on the joints
• Strengthening with exercise and/or pilates
Pre- and Post-Natal Manual Therapy
• Reduces edema (swelling in the joints)
• Decreases nerve pain, (especially in sciatica and carpal tunnel)
• Reduces joint pain
• Reduces stress and anxiety
• Reduces muscle tension and/or headaches
• Increases circulation
• Increases oxygen to soft tissues and muscles
• Better sleep

Orthopedic Physical therapy

Orthopedic physical therapy can provide a variety of benefits for a variety of orthopedic issues, including pain in the soft tissues, joints, and nerves. Orthopedic physical therapy can also effectively address mechanical issues, such as stiff and painful joints. By applying positive stimulation to a your peripheral and central nervous system, an orthopedic physical therapist can help you obtain lasting and more immediate relief for your orthopedic condition.

For Example

As an example, imagine that you make an appointment with your chiropractor due to pain in you hip. If your chiropractor provides you with specific exercises and techniques to minimize your pain and to aid your body’s ability to heal, you’ll probably start to feel incrementally better once you leave the office and begin to engage in this healthy personalized regime. If, on the other hand, you visit your chiropractor’s office and are provided with both this advice and with orthopedic physical therapy that specifically addresses your hip issue – be it a tight nerve, overly active muscles, a tight hip capsule, or poor motor control, you’ll leave the office with the physical advantage of already having begun your therapy and will be well on your way to feeling better. In fact, this orthopedic physical therapy can also help you reap more physical rewards from the personalized regime that you’re preparing to embark upon.

What Makes Orthopedic Physical Therapy Unique?

Many people think orthopedic physical therapy is much like every other kind of physical treatment, including massage and traditional chiropractic treatments. Orthopedic physical therapy, however, includes an extensive assessment process, which incorporates an ongoing evaluation of your physical complaint and condition within your treatment plan and which also provides you with an augmentative exercise plan that’s personally designed to address your needs within the context of your everyday life.

The Process

Orthopedic physical therapy is designed to pay careful attention to your movement patterns, which include range-of-motion restrictions and the movements that you exhibit to compensate for these restrictions, which can impede healing. As your orthopedic therapist continues to treat you, he or she will continue to assess your condition and will alter your treatment regime and personal exercise plan as your treatment evolves. Most therapists find that the most advantageous treatments include both customized orthopedic physical therapy and personalized exercises designed to help restore function to the afflicted area.

If you are suffering from orthopedic pain (which can include muscle, bone, joint, tendon, and ligament pain), decreased range of motion, or decreased strength, orthopedic physical therapy can help treat your condition and reinvigorate your orthopedic health. At Tampa Bay Spine & Injury, we have experienced orthopedic physical therapists who have the skill and dedication to help you find lasting relief for your orthopedic pain through a personalized treatment plan.

We are conveniently located in both Brandon (813-381-3852) and St. Petersburg (727-898-3852), so please call or contact us for an appointment today.