As a type of rehabilitation, physical therapy (PT) uses equipment and exercise to help you improve your strength and range of motion, while also helping to regain any lost physical abilities. Anyone – from infants to the elderly – can benefit from physical therapy if there is an injury or condition keeping them from performing their daily tasks. Your doctor may recommend PT in an attempt to avoid surgery; however, it is almost always prescribed for patients recovering from spinal surgery.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a painless method of obtaining detailed pictures of internal body structures without the use of radiation or radioactive substances of any kind. An MRI uses a magnetic field, radio waves and a computer that allows your doctor to view your spine or brain from just about any angle. We take pride in offering our patients MRIs – right here at our Clearwater facility, while maintaining an environment that is friendly, relaxed and professional.