Physical therapy is treatment designed to help people live a full, active life: to move easily through their required activities as pain-free as possible. Physical therapists are trained to evaluate individual problems, interpret how the body adapts to those problems, and to provide treatments that help prevent further injury.
Physical therapists are trained to identify deficiencies in the biomechanics of the body.
Working with a physical therapist can target specific areas of weakness in the way our bodies work. They can relieve stress and help the body function without pain. Occupational therapists are trained more specifically on hand, wrist, and shoulder dysfunctions.
They are able to develop a treatment plan that includes pain relieving modalities, hands-on treatments such as soft tissue and joint mobilization, and provide exercise programs that help return patients to their previous level of function. The ultimate goal of physical therapy is to allow patients to return to their lifestyles with less pain, and to live without the need for further treatment.
Can you benefit from physical therapy?
Most people can benefit from therapy. Although most of our patients are referred by a physician, not all insurances require one. Physical therapists can treat people with or without injuries, and chronic and acute problems. There is not a “one size fits all” treatment. Instead, physical therapists believe that treatment should be based on the individual – their lifestyle, issues, goals, and other factors.
Physical therapists treat the whole body. Many physical therapy patients receive manipulation/mobilization, and personalized strength training as part of the holistic approach to strengthen the body, rid the patient of pain and prevent reinjury.
An additional goal is to empower the patient with self-treatment by educating them on specific exercises to perform on their own.
Physical therapy can be a very successful alternative to surgery. Many surgeons require at least a trial of physical therapy prior to surgery. Of course, some conditions require surgery and physical therapy in combination.
Physical therapists are the best-trained practitioners of rehabilitation of post-surgical problems.
Physio Med provides Physical and Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation for:
. Neurological Disorders
. Vestibular and Balance Disorders
. Numbness, Tingling, and Neuropathy
. Sports, Auto, and Personal Injuries
. Post Surgical Rehabilitation
. Headaches & Migraines
. Hand & wrist injuries
The One-On-One Difference
The Physio Med Rehab therapists pride themselves in providing one-on-one care that is patient-centered and customized to your individual needs. We help you to understand how your condition is affecting your life. We teach you to restore function and achieve your goals. We will get you back to work, back to play, and back to living.
Our qualified licensed Physical Therapists utilize a functional approach to rehabilitation. Each patient is given a thorough evaluation and a treatment plan is developed based on your individual needs.
Our experienced Physical Therapists are expertly trained in evaluation human movement and body mechanics. We specialize in identifying and detecting muscle imbalances and joint dysfunctions that lead to injury.
Our staff is highly skilled in detecting postural imbalances, muscle weakness, flexibility concerns, joint breakdown, repetitive trauma, improper body alignment and poor functional movement patterns.
At Physio Med we not only treat the condition, we determine the cause of the problem. Once we have established the cause, the therapist develops an extensive treatment plan consisting of manual therapy and a sound corrective exercise program. This program is geared to train the body how it is used in everyday life (or in a specific sport).
Our therapists educate patients about their injuries and explain what to expect from their rehab process. Patients are taught a thorough home exercise program before they are discharged giving them the tools they need for continued success.
Wim Vergauwen, MPT, CMT explains the importance of one-on-one care, “We follow each patient through every exercise to ensure they are performing it correctly because if not they will not fully benefit from the therapy. We are trained to look at the whole body and assess the patient at every therapy session because one problem can lead to another. We want to prevent future issues while correcting current ones.”
Our therapists provide a personal, hands-on, involved approach to customer patient care. Professionals that will give you all the support you need to heal while in a friendly, comforting environment. More importantly, at Physio Med, we believe in bringing you a one-on-one experience. “It is important that each patient has the full attention of their therapist during their appointment. A patient should never have to share the time of their therapists.”
If you are recovering from an injury or have any of the conditions listed above that can be relieved with physical therapy, contact your physician to request a referral, or contact Physio Med for more information, and to schedule a consultation (352) 365-1114.
Wim Vergauwen, MPT, CMT – Owner
Certified Manual Therapist
Wim was born in Belgium and received his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy in 1991 from the University of Leuven, Belgium. He also received his European Master’s degree of Adapted Physical Activities in 1992 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Wim has more than 25 years experience in outpatient facilities. He is respected throughout his field for his competence and expertise in the treatment of spinal disorders. Wim has been an adjunct instructor for the Physical Therapy program at the University of Central Florida, and as a Certified Manual Therapist, he has also been an instructor of continuing education courses.
Scottie Bull, PT, CLT-LANA – Owner
Certified Lymphedema Therapist
Scottie received her Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Central Florida. She has been an outpatient therapist since her graduation on 1997. She has over 20 years of experience in outpatient rehabilitation settings and in 2001 she began specializing in the treatment of Lymphedema. That same year, she implemented a Lymphedema support group which continues to meet monthly. In 2009, Scottie met her professional goal of achieving national certification as a lymphedema therapist from the lymphology Association of North America (LANA). Currently, she is the only LANA certified therapist in Lake County.
Phone: (352) 365-1114
Fax: (353) 365-0111
1127 East North Blvd.
Leesburg, FL 34748
Over 3,600 insurances are accepted, as well as, self pay options.