On staff at Sarasota Physical Medicine are Physical Therapy professionals who work together with the Physicians to create a rehabilitation plan that best fits your treatment needs. It's this teamwork that gives our patients an advantage in their healing and recovery, so they can get better faster and feel better longer.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS PHYSICAL THERAPY?
It helps people restore an injured area to normal function to they can live without pain. We work with muscles and treat people how to exercise and proper bio-mechanics and posture, so they can live and function normally.
AM I GOING TO BE SORE?
When after an injury or surgery the area of pain will need to be moved through normal movement and it may be sore at first, but is temporary.
DO YOU JUST GIVE ME EXERCISES TO DO AT HOME?
No, we help you through a series of exercises here in the office. Once you have mastered them we will gradually give you exercise to do at home.
SHOULD I DO PHYSICAL THERAPY OR CHIROPRACTIC?
What we have seen patients who incorporate both get better faster. The physical therapy strengthens the muscles while the chiropractic get the area moving through its normal range of motion.
Shuman Bruinius, PT is a physical therapist with over 20 years experience. She is originally from Taiwan where she worked in an integrated medical setting. She has been part of our synergistic office for several years. She brings exciting new techniques and years of experience with her, which include myofasical release, orthopedic rehab and much more. We hope you will meet her in the future for all your physical therapy needs.
Dr. Michele Lamourt has acquired her PTA license. With this additional education Dr. Lamourt will be able to offer more services to her patients. Dr. Lamourt completed her internship at IMG Academy working with world class athletes (Professional Tennis players,NBA basketball players, Professional Golfers). Her experiences at IMG Academy brought her physical therapy skills to a greater level of which she can utilize with you. Her analysis was not only for injured athletes, but to examine for weaknesses in healthy athletes, which may lead to future injury and also to enhance performance. This sport specific training is an advanced analysis that is becoming increasingly popular at all levels of training. She looks forward to working with local athletes.
DO I HAVE TO TAKE MY CLOTHES OFF?
No, not entirely. We focus on the area of the body that is needing work so other areas can remain clothed.
WHAT CAN MASSAGE DO FOR ME?
Massage works on the muscles of the body by rubbing the muscles to release build up of toxins. When we rub the muscles these toxins are released and then taken out of the body.
WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO GET BETTER?
Massage works differently for everyone. The results vary from person to person. Most people feel relaxed after a massage.
ARE MY MUSCLES GOING TO HURT AFTERWARDS?
We recommend for your first massage do not get a hard rubbing massage. When toxins are released the muscle can be a little sore, temporarily.