Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Orthopedic physical therapists diagnose, manage, and treat disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal system, including rehabilitation after orthopedic surgery, acute trauma such as sprains, strains, injuries of insidious onset such as tendinopathy, bursitis and deformities like scoliosis. Orthopedic therapists are trained in the treatment of post-operative orthopedic procedures, fractures, acute sports injuries, arthritis, sprains, strains, back, neck pain, and spinal conditions.

Joint and spine mobilization/manipulation, therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular techniques, muscle reeducation, hot/cold packs, and electrical muscle stimulation are modalities employed to expedite recovery in the orthopedic setting. Those who have suffered injury or disease affecting the muscles, bones, ligaments, or tendons will benefit from assessment by a physical therapist specialized in orthopedics.

Treatment & Care Including:

  • Acute and chronic conditions
  • Arthritis pain
  • Ankle and foot injuries
  • Back and neck pain
  • Dizziness and balance deficits
  • Hand trauma and upper extremity injuries
  • HipĀ and knee injuries
  • Joint replacement
  • Leg injuries and knee pain
  • Muscle strains and sprains
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Overuse injuries
  • Personal and auto injuries
  • Pre and post-surgical conditions
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Shoulder and elbow injuries
  • Sports and performance injuries
  • Work-related injuries

What to Expect:

  • Education about your condition
  • Stretching to reduce stress on joints and improve flexibility
  • Manual therapy to improve or maintain range of motion
  • Exercise to strengthen muscles and to improve coordination, balance, andĀ endurance
  • Postural re-education
  • Home-exercise program instruction
  • Injury prevention
  • Pain management
  • Modalities such as Ultrasound, Electrical Stimulation, Traction, heat and/or cold therapy to relieve pain