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Physical Therapy Specialist

Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics -  - Orthopedics

Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine located in Nashville, TN & Franklin, TN

Physical therapy is the cornerstone of postoperative rehabilitation, chronic pain management, and successful recovery from injury. At Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics, you can benefit from onsite physical therapy facilities staffed by experienced, highly qualified physical and occupational therapists. With four locations in Nashville and one in Franklin, Tennessee, the team works closely with your surgical providers to optimize your recovery. Find out how physical therapy can help you by calling the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.

Physical Therapy Q & A

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy is one of the primary treatment methods for helping patients recover from injuries, regain fitness after surgery, and manage chronic pain. Physical therapists are the specialist clinicians who excel in assessing your body's movement and function. They work with you to aid your rehabilitation by increasing your range of motion, balance, and strength.

The physical team at Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics customizes your treatment program to your specific needs. They work closely with other team members like your orthopedic surgeon to maximize your quality of life and help you get back to doing the activities you love.

What treatments might physical therapy involve?

There are many different types of physical therapy. The ones included in your treatment program respect your limitations and form part of a corresponding care plan.

Examples of treatments the Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics physical therapy team specializes in include:

Trigger point dry needling

Dry needling (also known as intramuscular manual therapy) enables your therapist to target trigger points in your muscles that aren't accessible using traditional manual techniques. A dry needle is one that doesn't deliver any medication – it only accesses your trigger points and releases muscle tension. As a result, your pain levels fall, and movement improves.

Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)

IASTM uses tools with a unique ergonomic design to help break down scar tissue and heal soft tissue injuries.

Why is physical therapy so important?

Physical therapy is a vital element of recovery from virtually all musculoskeletal injuries and disorders. Without physical therapy, both the injured tissues and the surrounding muscles weaken from lack of use, leading to problems like atrophy.

It's also important that you don't do too much or the wrong thing, and your physical therapist can show you exactly what you should and shouldn't be doing.

The Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics team could prescribe physical or occupational therapy as part of your treatment program at any point during your orthopedic care. 

Following your physical therapy plan, including doing the home activities set by your therapist, is crucial to successful healing.

For more information or to benefit from expert physical and occupational therapy services, call Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics or book an appointment online today.