The Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute offers physical therapy at 10 convenient locations across Northeast Florida. Physical therapy is a conservative approach to treating disease, injury, or deformity. Our therapists utilize the latest technologies and techniques in exercise, manual therapy, and education to provide superior preventative and conservative treatment. Conditions treated include back issues, such as sciatica, scoliosis, and lower back pain, joint pain, due to rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis, and sports injuries, such as tendonitis and plantar fasciitis. The Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute supplies our Physical Therapists with the latest technology and equipment. These tools include the Biodex System 3, FootMaxx, Dartfish Biomechanical Assessment, and the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill. In addition to cutting-edge equipment, our therapists utilize new techniques such as the Graston Technique. After completing rehabilitation, patients can expect to have reduced pain and improved mobility.
Our therapists follow over 150 diagnosis-specific rehabilitation protocols that clearly outline precautions, goals, and when to gradually progress loads applied to healing tissues. We have a superior standard of care following surgery utilizing a team approach with open communication between the surgeon and therapist in order to ensure the rehabilitation program matches the surgery performed. A clearly defined and administered post-operative rehabilitation protocol will help the patient achieve an optimal outcome and return them to their prior level of function as quickly and safely as possible.
The Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute employs the largest number of athletic trainers in the Jacksonville area. Athletic trainers are health care professionals who specialize in the prevention, evaluation, and treatment of injuries and illness in the athletic and physically active population. Athletic trainers have a background in acute care and assessment of injuries and illnesses, exercise physiology, anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics, nutritional aspects of injury, strength training and reconditioning, therapeutic exercise and rehabilitative techniques and therapeutic modalities.