About PT Professionals

PT Professionals opened for business in July of 2007.  The clinic was designed with the purpose of delivering the highest quality and the most skilled physical therapy services in Brevard County.

At PT Professionals all full time therapists have advanced training, with educational requirements higher than any of our competitors. Our staff of highly trained and specialized physical therapists provides a positive impact on our community and also to the health care system. We are in close communication with primary care physicians and we routinely screen patients for health issues, not just for the injury that prompted the referral to our office.

In many circumstances, a referral to our office may simply be “pain” in a specified region with no specific diagnosis indicated.  Our therapists are trained in differential diagnosis and we screen each patient to ensure that the pain patterns are musculoskeletal in nature.  This approach has helped many of our patients receive appropriate treatment and helps to reduce unnecessary physical therapy sessions when our therapists correctly identify a referred pain pattern or systemic involvement.

In many cases, we have assisted in preventing emergency room visits and perhaps prevented extended hospitalizations by detecting non musculoskeletal involvement at the initial evaluation.   We are qualified to identify signs of failing health, and we promote overall wellness.  It takes a staff of highly qualified individuals as well as appropriate time in order for therapists to screen patients in this manner, and PT Professionals provides both of this to all of our patients.

PT Professionals strives to be the best physical therapy provider in the area, and we give each patient the highest opportunity to improve with physical therapy intervention.  We are committed to developing the best reputation among Brevard County doctors and citizens by providing a superior service that is unique to this area.

What is Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy is a dynamic health care specialty which involves evaluating, diagnosing, and treating individuals with disorders of the musculoskeletal system and a variety of medical disorders.  Physical Therapy is an evidence based practice with its ultimate goal for individuals to regain maximum functional independence.

Physical therapy is provided by Physical Therapists, who are licensed health care professionals. According to the Guide of Physical Therapist Practice, physical therapist: “Diagnose and manage movement dysfunction and enhance physical and functional abilities. “Restore, maintain, and promote not only optimal physical function but optimal wellness and fitness and optimal quality of life as it relates to movement and health. “Prevent the onset, symptoms, and progression of impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities that may result from diseases, disorders, conditions, or injuries.1

Physical Therapists take on a leadership role in rehabilitation, prevention of injury, health maintenance, programs that promote health, wellness, and fitness, and in professional and community organizations. Physical therapists will provide a thorough examination taking the patient’s medical history, conducting systems review, and performing tests and measures to identify potential and existing problems. In order to establish a diagnoses, prognoses, and plans of care, physical therapists perform evaluations and review the examination data, to determine if the problems to be addressed are within the scope of physical therapy practice. Based on the information collected, physical therapists will then provide the patient with a variety of interventions in order for individuals to return to their prior level of independence and achieve optimal function.2

1. Inverarity, Laura, What is Physical Therapy?, About.com, 2007
2. American Physical Therapy Association, Guide to Physical Therapist Practice 2nd Edition, Alexandria VA, 2003.