Welcome to Nature Coast Physical Therapy & Rehab
with two convenient locations to serve you.
Performing exercise in the water can be beneficial for a variety of individuals with neuromuscular or musculoskeletal disorders. Learn more...
Pre & Post Surgery Therapy
Research* has shown that pre-operative physical therapy can reduce post-operative care use by 29% for patients undergoing hip or knee replacement, a health savings of about $1000.00 per individual. Learn more...
* published in Bone and Joint Surgery
What is Physical Therapy?
According to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) “the goal of physical therapy is to improve mobility, restore function, reduce pain, prevent further injury" by using a variety of methods including exercise. Physical therapy strengthens muscles and improves mobility to make daily tasks and activities easier. For example, it may help with walking, going up stairs, getting in and out of bed. Physical therapy is used to treat back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, sports injuries, pediatrics, cardiopulmonary, geriatrics, neurology, orthopedics, lymphedema and vestibular disorders. Physical therapy consists of manual therapy, education and techniques such as heat, ice, water, ultrasound, electrical stimulation and traction.