Healing from a foot or ankle injury could require physical therapy to help you achieve an ideal recovery. At St. Augustine Foot and Ankle in St. Augustine, Florida, experienced podiatrist Thomas LeBeau, DPM, FACCWS, offers the convenience of on-site physical therapy to help you regain your strength and mobility. Skilled physical therapists are available to evaluate your needs and customize a physical therapy program just for you. Learn more about on-site physical therapy by calling the office or by booking an appointment online now.
Physical therapy is a specialized service that focuses on the evaluation and treatment of mobility issues caused by injury or disease. The goal of physical therapy is to assess your overall strength and mobility and help you regain your independence.
Each treatment is designed to meet your specific needs and involves a series of exercises to stretch your muscles, increase your flexibility, and relieve pain. Your St. Augustine Foot and Ankle physical therapist is also trained in special techniques and technologies like manual manipulation and laser therapies.
Physical therapy can also be useful as a preventive strategy to reduce your risk of injuries due to your active lifestyle or participation in sports.
Dr. LeBeau will recommend physical therapy as part of your rehabilitation for a number of conditions that interfere with your mobility or cause you pain. You can benefit from physical therapy to recover from surgery or to address conditions like:
After a careful evaluation of your condition, Dr. LeBeau will recommend physical therapy either as your sole treatment or in combination with other therapies to provide you with maximum results.
During your initial evaluation, your St. Augustine Foot, Ankle & Vein physical therapist evaluates your overall health, reviewing your symptoms and existing health conditions. They can assess the severity of your injury and pain to determine what kind of physical therapy is right for you.
During a physical exam, your St. Augustine Foot, Ankle & Vein physical therapist checks your range of motion in the affected area, evaluates your strength, and identifies areas of tenderness or pain.
In many cases, you can expect to begin your exercises and other treatments after your evaluation. Depending on your condition, you start learning exercises that you do during your therapy sessions and at home.
If your physical therapist is planning to use more advanced technologies like laser therapies, they can explain what to expect during future appointments.
Your St. Augustine Foot, Ankle & Vein physical therapist also outlines your treatment plan and discusses how many sessions you can expect to have.
If you need physical therapy to recover from a recent injury or as part of your rehabilitation from a chronic health issue, schedule a consultation online or by phone at St. Augustine Foot, Ankle & Vein today.