Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Orthopedic Physical Therapy is focused on the treatment of bone, tendon, muscle, ligament, and joint dysfunction. Our therapists have many years of experience treating orthopedic conditions. Orthopedic Physical Therapy is a non-invasive and very successful option for joint sprains, strains, arthritic conditions and herniated discs in the spine. Surgery often can be avoided if physical therapy is utilized first for many orthopedic conditions.

Our therapists will perform a comprehensive evaluation and develop a customized exercise routine for you, based on your limitations and goals. Most commonly, we focus on decreasing pain, increasing range of motion and strength, reducing swelling, improving posture, and restoring function. We use a hands on approach and utilize modalities such as  electrical stimulation, ultrasound, heat and cold, as needed to help our patients achieve their goals. We also utilize a technique called soft tissue mobilization with instrumentation (Hawk Grips) to improve tissue mobility and to reduce pain.

What is manual therapy?
Manual therapy is a hands on approach to assist in the improvement of tissue mobility and to reduce pain. 

What is an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)?
This is a speciality earned through the APTA. An extensive exam regarding orthopedic PT must be successfully completed. We have two Orthopedic Clinical Specialists (OCS) on staff. 

McKenzie Approach
We have found the McKenzie approach to the spine and extremities to be very useful in our daily practice. This is a mechanical evaluation and treatment of the spine that is noninvasive. Many patients respond with pain reduction during their first day. This approach is patient centered and focuses on teaching the patient how to minimize and eliminate their pain. We have 3 physical therapists who are certified (Cert MDT) through the McKenzie Institute. 

Please visit The McKenzie Institute for further information on the McKenzie approach.

Please refer to our Patient Education section for more information on Orthopedic Physical Therapy.