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Physical Therapy Specialist

David Sudderth, MD

Board Certified Neurologist located in Fort Myers, FL

When you have pain or injury at a joint, such as your back or hips, physical therapy helps you overcome associated issues. At the office of David Sudderth, MD, you receive physical therapy as an integral part of your treatment plan for back pain, headaches, and other ailments. Physical therapy can retrain movement patterns, so you function at an optimal level without pain. Patients in Fort Myers, Florida, can call for an appointment or request one using the online booking tool.

Physical Therapy Q & A

What is involved in physical therapy?

During physical therapy, you’re treated by a trained professional who identifies and helps correct abnormal function that may have resulted from an injury, disease, or disability. Physical therapy enables you to restore more normal bodily function, mobility, and range of motion. If you’ve had a brain injury or experience back pain, physical therapy can help.

Who should have physical therapy?

Physical therapy is appropriate for patients at several levels of healing. Dr. Sudderth may recommend it as a stand-alone treatment for certain acute conditions, such as a back strain, or as part of a comprehensive plan to manage migraines or disc injuries.

A broad range of physical problems benefits from physical therapy. These include:

  • Neurological conditions, such as spinal cord injuries and vestibular dysfunction
  • Musculoskeletal dysfunction, such as back pain, shoulder pain, and knee pain
  • Sports-related injuries, such as tendonitis and sprains

As your care provider, Dr. Sudderth evaluates how physical therapy might fit into your treatment plan.

What should I expect during a physical therapy session?

Your physical therapist reviews information about your diagnosis as well as your health history. Dr. Sudderth will give recommendations about your condition to the therapist, too.

The physical therapist will conduct additional testing procedures, including evaluation of your posture, movement, and flexibility, and of your muscle and joint motion and performance.

The therapist takes you through a series of exercises that will help you start to heal and gives you a prescription to perform specific exercises when you’re at home too. Consistency is vital to your healing. You may also receive lifestyle recommendations for general physical activity and modifications for your movement as you heal.

How can I benefit from physical therapy?

Physical therapy helps you manage pain, dysfunction, and stiffness without invasive or pharmaceutical interventions. It can help you avoid surgery and improve mobility. Physical therapy can help you get back to full function as soon as possible and is also essential in preventing future dysfunction.

If you have a spine or brain injury, age-related joint degeneration, or diffuse pain, physical therapy can help. To learn more, call David Sudderth, MD.