Sports Orthopaedic Physical Therapy And Balance Specialist

Fyzical PT Center

Emily Rade, DPT

Therapy and Balance Center located in Fort Lauderdale, FL

If you’ve recently had orthopaedic surgery or are recovering from an injury, you’re in good hands with physical therapist Dr. Emily Rade at Fyzical PT Center, located in Plantation, Florida. She uses state-of-the-art treatments to reduce muscle and joint pain, enhance healing, and restore your quality of life. Call Fyzical PT Center to learn more, or book an appointment online today.

Sports Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and Balance Q & A

What are the symptoms of an orthopaedic injury?

See your doctor if you experience symptoms of a serious orthopaedic injury, such as a strain, sprain, or fracture. Signs you may require at-home treatment, medical treatment, surgery, or physical therapy include:

  • Swelling near a muscle or joint
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Warmth or redness at the affected area
  • A cracking or popping sound during an injury
  • Inability to bear weight at an injury site

If the pain is severe and doesn’t away on its own, schedule an appointment with your doctor to diagnose the injury and establish an appropriate treatment plan.

How are orthopaedic injuries treated?

Your doctor goes over your medical history, completes a physical exam, and may order imaging tests (X-rays, MRIs, or CT scans) to diagnose orthopaedic injuries.

For minor injuries, rest, ice, elevation, or compression at the affected area may be all you need. In other cases, a brace, splint, physical therapy, or surgery is necessary to restore physical function and quality of life.

What is orthopaedic rehabilitation?

During orthopaedic rehabilitation at Fyzical PT Center, Dr. Rade uses various exercises to ease pain and enhance healing associated with:

  • Sports injuries
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Neck or back pain
  • Muscle or joint injury
  • Arthritis
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Joint replacement
  • Muscle weakness
  • Muscle dysfunction
  • TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder

If you’ve recently had orthopaedic surgery, your surgeon probably recommends physical therapy to enhance recovery. The warm, welcoming physical-therapy team at Fyzical PT Center recommends exercises based on your specific condition.

What should I expect during an orthopaedic rehab session?

When you arrive at Fyzical PT Center, Dr. Rade goes over your medical history and helps you complete exercises and stretches based on the type of surgery, injury, or symptoms you have. She helps you complete stretching, strengthening, and functional exercises that:

  • Increase flexibility and range of motion
  • Strengthen muscles and joints
  • Reduce pain
  • Aid in quicker post-surgery recovery
  • Reduce joint stiffness
  • Improve balance
  • Restore your quality of life

Many exercises you’ll perform during orthopaedic rehab sessions improve overall health and wellness. Dr. Rade lets you know which exercises you can complete at home to further enhance recovery and prevent future injuries.

When you’re ready to ease pain and restore flexibility, strength, and movement, schedule an appointment at Fyzical PT Center today or book an appointment online.