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Physical therapy is a specialized medical profession that provides treatment to restore patients’ normal physical function following surgery or an injury. It is also effectively used to treat chronic pain produced as a result of a variety of conditions. Physical therapists create personalized plans for patients, promoting the ability to move freely, to reduce pain, to restore normal function and to prevent disability. Patients are often surprised at how quickly muscle and joint function c...
Posted on 2017-02-22
Did you know you don’t need a doctor’s prescription to see a physical therapist? In the state of Florida this has been true for over 20 years. We see both individuals who call us first when suffering from aches and injuries, as well as those who are recommended to see us by their own personal doctor. We regularly work with physicians on updates and reports of progress as they and our patients desire. Good communication is key to healing! Miller Physical Therapy offers an unparallele...
Posted on 2016-04-20
CDC: Nondrug Approaches Better for Chronic Pain TreatmentTiming is everything! We just wrote about the benefits of physical therapy for people with chronic pain in last month’s blog. Now the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is backing us up!      The overuse, risk of addiction, and abuse of opioid medication is a big problem. President Obama even spoke on the issue in his January 12 State of the Union address. According to the CDC over 259 million...
Posted on 2016-01-28
2016 is within sight, and we want to encourage you to look ahead to a healthier, more active lifestyle, whether you’re currently active or not. There’s always room for improvement and when it comes to your quality of life there’s no reason not to aim high! We see many clients who are recovering from surgery or an injury (or surgery following an injury) but even if you don’t fall into those categories your lifestyle can improve. Chronic pain is at the top of the list...
Posted on 2015-12-29
       The end of summer may mean kissing goodbye a relaxed routine with the kids, but let’s be real – it’s always great to get back into school with a set schedule and enjoy the luxury of more time to focus on yourself and your health!  Many people get so busy enjoying everything summer has to offer (vacations, summer camp, visits to and from friends and family) that their healthy habits tend to fall by the wayside.  We’re...
Posted on 2015-09-12
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