If an ongoing health condition or sudden injury has affected your ability to function, physical and occupational therapists at University of Miami Health System can help you live your life to the fullest. We help improve your function and learn new ways to do the activities you enjoy.
Our physical and occupational therapists get to know you and your goals, craft a customized treatment plan, and work with you to implement that plan. Both types of therapists bring a special set of skills, as outlined below:
Occupational therapists: Our occupational therapists can help you recover from mental or physical illness by participating in everyday activities (occupations). For example, an occupational therapist can help a child with a disability participate fully in the classroom and other social settings, help a person recovering from an injury regain lost skills, or provide support for older adults who are experiencing physical and cognitive changes related to aging.
Physical therapists: Our physical therapists can help you regain function following an injury or illness, as well as learn techniques to help reduce pain. We can help you learn how to prevent or manage your condition so that you can achieve long-term health benefits. If you’ve undergone a procedure such as a hip or knee replacement, you’ll likely work with a physical therapist during your recovery period.
Conditions and Treatments
Why Choose UHealth?
World-class care in an academic health center. As a research and teaching institution, we treat children and adults with proven, leading-edge procedures based on clinical studies performed at the Miller School of Medicine. Our doctors, residents, nurses, and therapists work together to improve health care.
Relief and comfort for chronic pain conditions. Due to our renowned expertise, we receive referrals for patients from all over the world. Our doctors are dedicated to providing best practice pain management services and a customized treatment plan to each patient through the most comprehensive pain interventions offered in South Florida.