We specialize in:
Physical Therapy Services
Physical Therapy seeks to improve the functional limitations related to an injury or disease. First Choice Physical Therapy provides you with the area's most Doctors of Physical Therapy. Our therapists are experts who will work with you to help you obtain the best outcome possible and will quickly get you back to your daily activities.
First Choice Physical Therapy offers personalized attention in order to treat each patient. Areas include physical therapy for sports medicine, general orthopedics, total joint rehabilitation, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, chronic pain, and comprehensive spine rehabilitation. First Choice also offers a sports enhancement program (MVP) for those middleschool, highschool, college, and even pro athletes wanting to improve their game.
Whether you are a professional or youth athlete, a weekend warrior, or an everyday person suffering from illness or injury, you will be in great hand with the doctors of physical therapy at First Choice Physical Therapy.
Our doctors have the training, experience, and skills necessary to provide specialized services that meet our patients individual needs. We are committed to providing effective, high-quality, friendly customer service at our Lynn Haven and Beach locations. It is the mission of First Choice Physical Therapy to provide the best medical care that gets patients back to their lifestyles quickly.
What is the Practice of Physical Therapy?
The care and service provided by, or under the direction and supervision of, a Physical Therapist licensed by the state of Florida. It includes:
- Examining, evaluating and testing individuals with health and movement related conditions in order to determine a diagnosis, prognosis, plan of therapeutic intervention, and to assess the on-going effects of intervention.
- Alleviating impairments and functional limitations by designing, implementing, and modifying therapeutic interventions that include, but are not limited to therapeutic exercise.
- Reducing the risk of injury, impairment, functional limitation and disability, including the promotion and maintenance of fitness, health and quality of life in all age populations.
- Engaging in administration, consultation, education and research.
What is a Physical Therapist?
A physical therapist is a person who meets all the requirements and is licensed in the State of Florida to practice physical therapy. Physical therapists are healthcare professionals who diagnose and treat individuals of all ages, from newborns to the very oldest, who have medical problems or other health‑related conditions, illnesses, or injuries that limits their ability to move and perform functional activities as well as they would like in their daily lives. Physical therapists examine each individual and develop a plan using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. In addition, PTs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness and wellness‑oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.
Physical therapists provide care to people of all ages who have functional problems resulting from, for example, back and neck injuries, sprains/strains and fractures, arthritis, burns, amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, conditions such as cerebral palsy and spina bifida, and injuries related to work and sports. Physical therapists evaluate and diagnose movement dysfunction and use interventions to treat patient/clients. Interventions may include therapeutic exercise, functional training, manual therapy techniques, assistive and adaptive devices and equipment, and physical agents and electrotherapeutic modalities.
Physical therapists often consult and practice with a variety of other professionals, such as physicians, dentists, nurses, educators, social workers, occupational therapists, speech‑language pathologists, and audiologists.
What is a Physical Therapist Assistant?
A physical therapist assistant is a person who meets all the requirements and is licensed in the State of Florida. Physical therapist assistants help physical therapists to provide treatment that improves patient mobility, relieves pain, and prevents or lessens physical disabilities of patients.
Physical therapist assistants assist physical therapists in providing care to patients. Under the direction and supervision of physical therapists, they provide exercise, instruction; therapeutic methods like electrical stimulation, mechanical traction, and ultrasound; massage; and gait and balance training. Physical therapist assistants record the patient’s responses to treatment and report the outcome of each treatment to the physical therapist.