What is Orthopedics?
Orthopedic physical therapy treatment is directed at preventing, identifying, assessing and treating loss of function and pain due to musculoskeletal impairment. This includes both surgical and non-surgical conditions.
Non surgical examples include: acute and chronic neck and low back pain, arthritic complaints, joint pain and sprains, muscle strains, jaw pain and headaches.
Post-surgical rehabilitation is critical for optimal outcomes after procedures such as rotator cuff repair, total hip, knee and shoulder replacements, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACL), shoulder decompressions, and spinal surgery just to name a few.
What kind of treatment will I get?
Physical therapists may use a variety of treatments to reduce your pain and improve your function depending on your condition. Our goal is to promote optimal health and function.
If you have undergone an orthopedic surgical procedure, rest assured we will closely follow your surgeon’s protocol. We have vast experience treating post op orthopedic conditions and can provide you with further education on how to care for your procedure.
Non surgical orthopedic conditions are commonly treated with interventions including manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and education. We may also use a number of other treatment modalities depending on your condition.
Therapists who are board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialists by the American Physical Therapy Association have demonstrated advanced competency in treating orthopedic disorders.