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FAQ's

What is a Physical Therapist?



Physical Therapists are musculoskeletal experts who use a combination of hands-on therapy, and exercise, education and modalities such as: electrical stimulation and ultrasound to treat multiple symptoms. The therapist begins by examining the patient, diagnosing the problem, and then designing a personalized treatment plan for each patient's different needs and goals. You will find therapists providing hands-on techniques such as: deep massage; Myofascial release; joint mobilization/ manipulation; Cryotherapy; deep heating; trigger point therapy, and spinal traction as well as providing education on appropriate exercise techniques and body mechanics; advising on proper posture in the workplace; and strength and conditioning instruction to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. Today, Physical Therapists provide help for every part of the body to everyone from infants to the elderly!



How do I know if I need a Physical Therapist?



Some of the most common reasons to see a Physical Therapist are:
  • Post surgical rehabilitation
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Spine
  • Hip / bone fractures
  • Joint replacement
  • Rehab after a serious injury (e.g., broken bones, head injury)
  • Shoulder or arm problems
  • Wrist or hand problems / Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Knee, ankle or foot problems
  • Difficulty walking / getting up from a chair
  • Sprains, strains and spasms
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Problems with balance
  • Dizziness / Vertigo / Vestibular issues
  • Arthritis
  • Neurologic disorders
  • Weakness
  • Lymphedema
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Chronic respiratory problems
  • Fitness and wellness education
  • Pre- and postnatal programs



What is an Occupational Therapist?



Occupational Therapists are professional practitioners whose education includes the study of human growth and development, with an emphasis on the social, emotional and physiological effects of illness and injury. Occupational therapy is skilled treatment that helps individuals achieve independence in all facets of life. Simply put, it gives people the Skills for the Job of Living.

Many people can benefit from this type of therapy, including those with:
  • Arthritis, MS, or other serious, chronic conditions
  • Injuries from falls, sports mishaps or accidents
  • Work-related injuries
  • Limitations following a stroke or heart attack
  • Birth injuries, learning problems or developmental disabilities
  • Burns, spinal cord injuries or amputations
  • Broken bones



What is a Speech Therapist?



Language is our most human characteristic. It is essential to learning, working and enjoying family life and friendships. Speech Therapists, also known as Speech-Language Pathologists, help people develop their language and communication abilities, as well as treat speech, language, voice and swallowing disorders. Services include prevention, identification, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of communication disorders. An astonishing one in ten Americans has a communication malady because of:
  • Stroke
  • Head injury
  • Problems that interfere with speech, language or hearing
  • Language disorder
  • Stuttering problem
  • Undetected hearing loss



What is a Respiratory Therapist?



Respiratory Therapists assist in the breathing function of individuals who have pulmonary disorders. Practices include training individuals in better breathing techniques and management of their lung disease. A Respiratory Therapist also teaches people use of bronchial medications, secretion clearance, and methods to control shortness of breath. Training includes infection prevention techniques, avoidance of environmental irritants/allergens, and warning signs of respiratory infections.



How do I know if therapy can help me?



Free screenings are available by appointment at our Fort Myers and Cape Coral clinics. Call Jennifer Newcomb, Office Administrator, Fort Myers office, at 239-432-0556 or Lynn Calandra, Office Administrator, Cape Coral office, at 239-772-2363 to make an appointment. We can even help refer you to a physician to address your specific issue after your screening.



How do I get physical, occupational or speech therapy?



First, ask your physician if therapy is right for you. He or she can write you a prescription to receive therapies and/or physician/social services. You are always encouraged to call for a free screening. Our healthcare professionals can assess your condition, and give you advice on treatments and how we can help you as well as providing referrals.



What insurance does Advanced Physical Therapy & Rehab accept?



We accept Medicare, Workman's Compensation and most all insurance plans. We will also bill Medicare secondary insurance plans as a courtesy. If you have any questions regarding insurance coverage, please contact one of our offices and we'll be happy to assist you. For our Fort Myers office, call 239-432-0556; for our Cape Coral office, call 239-772-2363. We are here to help in any way we can!