Delray Beach
15300 Jog Road, # 107-108
Delray Beach, FL, 33446

Delray Beach
15300 Jog Road, # 107-108
Delray Beach, FL, 33446

What Will Physical Therapy Do For Me?

Aquatic Therapy

Many patients with osteoarthritis (os-t-o-arth-rye-tis) have found exercising in water to be beneficial. A pool offers a gravity-free environment allowing the patient to perform simple exercises without stressing painful joints. Movement increases circulation to affected joints and can help to relieve stiffness. For some patients, swimming is a good exercise to loosen up stiff joints and strengthen muscles.

Electrical Stimulation

('Stim') forces a muscle or muscle group to contract and relax. The therapist places a pair of surface patches containing electrodes on the skin over the area to be treated (e.g. low back). Each patch attaches to a lead (insulated wires) connecting to equipment that controls and regulates the stim. The therapist programs the equipment to deliver the correct amount of stimulation for a set period of time.

The electrical current affects nerve and muscle cells, which may be at rest or reacting to the stimulus. The treatment is not painful. The patient feels a gentle pulsating or on and off sensation. During this treatment circulation is stimulated supplying the target area with oxygen and nourishment necessary for healing. Physical Therapists have used electrical stimulation for more than 15 years to enhance healing, alleviate swelling, and pain.

Heat and Ice

Heat increases circulation, decreases stiffness, pain and muscle spasm. Patients with early signs of arthritis often find substantial relief from symptoms by taking a warm bath or hot shower. This is best done early in the day to help loosen up and alleviate stiffness commonly associated with forms of arthritis (e.g. osteoarthritis). Physical therapists use moist hot packs wrapped in several layers of toweling that is laid or wrapped around the effected area. Unlike a heating pad that only delivers surface heat, a moist hot pack transfers moist heat that penetrates deeply into soft tissues and stimulates local circulation more than heat alone.


Advanced Spine Care


Dr. Eidelson performs spine surgery at Leading Florida Hospitals.

Bethesda Hospital East
2815 S Seacrest Blvd
Boynton Beach, FL 33435

Boca Raton Regional Hospital
800 Meadows Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33486

Delray Medical Center
5352 Linton Blvd
Delray Beach, FL 33484

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