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Physical Therapy


Physical Therapy is an evidenced based form of rehabilitative medicine designed to assess and treat individuals of all ages who have pain, injury or other medical conditions that limit their ability to move and perform meaningful activities in their daily lives. The best outcomes come from incorporating an individualized progression of both passive and active treatments using a comprehensive multi-modal approach to reduce pain, restore movement, and improve function.

At Premier Wellness Centers all Physical Therapy treatments are personalized and performed one-on-one every session with one of our of our highly skilled, educated and licensed staff. Each session is between 30 and 60 minutes depending on the needs of the patient.

Manual Therapy is an eclectic set of hands on techniques performed to reduce pain and muscle tension, improve soft tissue and joint mobility and decrease sensitivity of the nervous system. Muscles, tendons, joints and the connective fascia can all become restricted painful or dysfunctional due to injury, inflammation, over compensation, even neurological sensitivity and protective mechanisms. Manual therapies can effectively reduce these impairments by stimulating the nerves and receptors within the soft tissues and joints, improving fluid circulation, reducing adhesions, spasms and trigger points. These techniques include:

  • Soft Tissue Mobilization (STM)
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
  • Trigger Point Therapies (Positional Release; Pin & Stretch)
  • Myofascial Release
  • Joint Mobilizations and Manipulations
  • Mobilizations with Movement
  • Neural Mobilizations
  • Muscle Energy Techniques

Therapeutic Exercise and Neuromuscular Re-Education includes various forms of activities designed to help you move and are necessary components of any recovery or wellness program. While Manual Therapies are often a necessary precursor to active treatments in order to open a window of opportunity to start moving again, ultimately, movement through exercise is what will restore and maintain lasting function. Exercise comes in many forms but all exercise programs are individualized to meet each patient's needs and abilities and are designed to progress towards an established function or goal using:

  • Strength and conditioning exercises to improve tissue and load tolerance
  • Mobility and movement exercises such as stretching or self-administered joint mobilizations to improve flexibility and range of motion
  • Motor control and corrective exercises to help the body move in appropriate ways
  • Neuromuscular activities to improve muscle activation or reduce muscular over activity
  • Postural exercises to improve postural awareness and endurance
  • Balance and stability exercises to reduce fall risk

Pain Management Modalities are passive treatments intended for adjunct use only to supplement more powerful modes of care such as Manual Therapy and Exercise. Pain Management Modalities include:

  • Mechanical Traction or Decompression Therapy is designed to alleviate disc, joint and nerve compression within the spine that may be causing local or radiating pain and sensory changes in the extremities
  • Electrical Stimulation, aka TENS, which helps to temporarily block painful nerve signals
  • Cryotherapy such as ice, which helps to slow tissue inflammation and reduce nerve conduction to reduce pain
  • Vasopneumatic Compression to reduce pain and joint swelling or edema
  • Thermal Therapies including moist heat which helps to soothe stiff, tense, or sensitized tissues

Physical Therapy treats an array of conditions including but not limited to:

  • Spinal Pain including acute or chronic neck and low back pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Disc Derangements including Herniations
  • Sciatica
  • Chronic Pain
  • Acute soft tissue and joint injuries such as strains or sprains, eg "Rotator Cuff Tear"
  • Meniscus and Labral Tears
  • Chronic mobility restrictions or General Deconditioning
  • Tendonopathy, eg "Tennis Elbow" or "Plantar Fasciopathy"
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents including Whiplash Associated Disorder
  • Headaches
  • Post-Surgical Rehab such as Joint Replacements, Tendon Repairs, Arthroscopies, Fusions and Fracture Reconstructions
  • Sport Performance training
  • Balance and fall prevention
  • Osteoarthritis related pain and dysfunction
  • Posture Related Pain and Dysfunction
  • Vertigo and Vestibular Dysfunction


"Transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience"

-American Physical Therapy Association Vision Statement

Premier Wellness Centers
10050 Southwest
Innovation Way #201
Port St. Lucie, FL 34987
(772) 879-8700

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