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Lower Extremity Rehabilitation Specialist

Collins Physical Therapy Institute

Physical Therapy and Musculoskeletal Injury located in The Commons & North Naples, Naples, FL

Physical therapists and doctors call the area from your toes to your hips your lower extremity. That includes hips, thighs, knees, shins, ankles, feet, and toes. At Collins Physical Therapy Institute in Naples, Florida, Gregory Collins, PT, and his team provide comprehensive lower extremity rehabilitation to relieve your pain and restore full and proper function. Call now to book an appointment or schedule online.

Lower Extremity Rehabilitation Q & A

What is the lower extremity?

Your lower extremity is made up of soft tissues, nerves, joints, 40 muscles, and more than 30 bones. These are just some of the many parts of your lower extremity:

  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Toes
  • Foot
  • Ankle
  • Leg 
  • Toes
  • Hamstrings
  • Quadriceps
  • Sciatic nerve
  • Achilles tendon

 

With so many components bearing the brunt of your weight and movements, it’s no wonder that lower extremity disorders and pain are common.

 

What conditions does lower extremity rehabilitation treat?

At Collins Physical Therapy Institute, the outstanding team of physical therapists use specialized rehabilitation to get you back to your regular activities after a hip or knee replacement or other problems that affect your lower extremities, such as:

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • ACL tears
  • MCL tears
  • Meniscus problems
  • Femoral patellar pain syndrome
  • Shin splints
  • Fractures
  • Sprains and strains
  • Foot pain
  • Toe pain
  • Arthritis
  • Runner’s knee
  • Bursitis

 

Other problems include tarsal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, labral tears, piriformis syndrome, Plica syndrome, and femoroacetabular impingement. Even though issues in your lower extremity can be severe and debilitating, physical therapy is often an effective alternative to surgery.

 

How does physical therapy improve lower extremity problems?

Whether your problem is from overuse, aging, surgery, or injury, targeted corrective stretching and strengthening exercises are imperative to recovery. Research shows that you are far less likely to improve without physical therapy.

The knowledgeable team at Collins Physical Therapy Institute has the tools and experience to accurately diagnose the source of your lower extremity problem so they can tailor a precise treatment regimen to get you on your feet again. Some of the treatment options include:

  • Strengthening exercises
  • Corrective exercises
  • Orthotics
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Taping
  • Hot and cold therapy
  • Education about proper muscle use

 

Your therapist doesn’t just treat what’s happening in your lower extremity. To prevent future injury or re-injury, they take a whole-person approach and examine your entire musculoskeletal system and treat the root cause of the problem.

Don’t let lower extremity pain keep you from doing the things you love. There’s hope. Call the office closest to you to book a comprehensive consultation, or use the online scheduling option.