Surgery Prevention Program


Surgeries can be expensive, painful and have a long recovery time. What if the surgery is unnecessary or could have been avoided?

Even if surgery has been recommended, you owe it to yourself to get a second opinion – believe it or not, effective physical therapy can often help people postpone or even avoid surgery altogether.

Impact Health offers non-operative solutions to back, neck, shoulder, elbow, hand, hip, knee and foot injuries in Palm Harbor Florida.

In other words, you are the focus of our treatment, not just a body part.

Pain is often a symptom of overuse or misuse. The body part that hurts is often compensating for other areas of your body that aren’t moving properly.

To narrow our focus to just the part that hurts means we would miss the cause of the problem.


How One Of Our Clients Was Able To Avoid Knee Surgery With Our Surgery Prevention Program

Leon Johnson’s tennis coach introduced him to Joe Millen, PT, MTC, physical therapist and owner of Impact Health, a physical therapy, and fitness training clinic. In preparation for his scheduled knee replacement surgery, Johnson scheduled an appointment with Millen to treat a tight IT band.

“Joe worked on the IT band and the bad knee, and I saw light pain relief immediately,” said Johnson. “The improvements were in small increments, but within a month, I was hitting the tennis ball again with knee braces on.”

Johnson canceled the knee replacement surgery and now receives physical therapy treatment at Impact Health once a week to maintain good health. He also plays tennis once a week, without knee braces.

According to the New England Journal of Medicine’s September 2008 edition, research shows that physical therapy, combined with comprehensive medical management, is just as effective as surgery when it comes to relieving the pain and stiffness of moderate to severe osteoarthritis of the knee.

“We frequently work with clients who are able to avoid painful, invasive, and expensive surgery because of the physical therapy treatment,” said Millen. “Also, pursuing an exercise program designed by a physical therapist can be one of the best protection from injury and surgery.”


Avoid Surgery By Taking Our Proactive Approach

Surgery can often be avoided by taking a proactive approach and correcting the cause of your joint or muscle injury. We will help you find the best solution for you and if non-operative approaches aren’t helping we have a number of excellent surgeons we can recommend.

In addition we utilize the state-of-the-art K-Laser Cube 4, along with correction of faulty joint and muscle function. We address the cause of the pain, not just the area where you feel it. By restoring normal joint mechanics, the tissues of the problem area can heal.

When the K-Laser is integrated with corrective physical therapy (PT), surgery can often be avoided. Contact us today and see how we can help you avoid surgery.

Avoid Surgery by Taking a Proactive Approach

Think about your car. If you focus just on the worn tires and not on the alignment that caused the tires to wear improperly, you’d miss the cause and thus wear out the next set of tires prematurely as well.

Your body is the same.

We need to see your body from foot to head and assess how each area is relating to your current pain or restriction.

We can create a program customized for you to correct the issues that are causing your pain.

We fix the cause of your pain so you can get long term relief and avoid surgery.

Contact Us

Let us know how we can help! We would love to have a chat with you

Impact Health & Performance
28384 US Hwy 19 N Ste B
Clearwater, FL 33761

(727) 785-8737

(727) 786-8546

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