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Physical therapy can help improve or restore the mobility you need to move forward with your life. If you are looking for a possible alternative to surgery and/or pain medication, consider a physical therapist.  Your physical therapist can help you with arthritis, back pain, knee pain, osteoporosis, overuse injuries, shoulder pain, stroke, sprains, strains, and much more.  

Aquatic therapy consists of an exercise program that is performed in the water. The buoyancy provided by the water assists in supporting the weight of the patient, which decreases the amount of stress placed on joints.  This makes exercise less painful. The water provides a source of resistance, allowing muscles to strengthen. It utilizes hydrostatic pressure to decrease swelling. And the warmth of the water assists in relaxing muscles and increasing blood flow to injured areas.  Aquatic therapy can help with many conditions including fibromyalgia, back pain, muscle spasms, sprains and strains, arthritis, and total joint replacements. 

Occupational therapy can promote health and prevent – or live better with – illness, injury, or disability.  Your occupational therapist can help you with upper extremity conditions including broken bones or other injuries, burns, amputations, limitations following a stroke or heart attack, and much more.

Hand therapy with an HTCC (Hand Therapy Certification Commission) Certified Hand Therapist assures the patient that the therapist has achieved the highest level of competency in the profession. “Hand therapy is the art and science of rehabilitation of the upper limb….that combines comprehensive knowledge of the structure of the upper limb with function and activity.”

Speech and language pathology can assist patients in learning to produce sounds correctly or fluently. And it can assist patients with language disorders that may have trouble understanding others or sharing thoughts, ideas, and feelings completely. Children with speech or developmental delay, as well as adults who have suffered a stroke or other medical condition, may benefit from speech therapy.  Click here to learn more about speech therapy.  

Lymphedema therapy helps patients improve and manage lymphedema, which is a protein rich edema that is caused by malformation or destruction of the lymphatic system. Our lymphedema center uses the Casley-Smith method of Complex Lymphedema Therapy to help individuals improve and manage this disorder. Treatments may include: lymphatic drainage, compression bandaging or garments, skin care, and/or 
therapeutic exercises.  

Tifton Fitness and Wellness Center offers a 
professionally supervised, scientifically based 
fitness and wellness program for members of our community. 
Programs are designed for anyone who wishes to enhance their 
level of fitness.  Our staff will meet with you 
one-on-one to establish your fitness goals. Then an exercise 
prescription is personalized to help you achieve these life-long 
fitness goals. 

Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is a 
comprehensive series of tests that will provide the doctor with 
detailed information about an individual’s ability to work. The FCE 
rates his/her ability according to the Department of Labor’s 
Dictionary of Occupational Titles, physical demands strength ratings. 

An Impairment Rating is a compilation of information that will assist the doctor in telling the individual’s percentage of impairment. Ratings are based on guidelines from the American Medical Association. 



1488 Old Ocilla Road
Tifton, GA 31794

(229) 386-5200  Phone
(229) 386-1412  Fax
Tifton Fitness & Wellness Center
Lymphedema Therapy