What is Orthopedic Physical Therapy?
Orthopedic physical therapy focuses on treating conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system. This includes both the mechanical structures of the body including muscles, nerves, bones, joints, and fascia as well as the movement patterns and strength associated with those structures. Physical Therapists at One on One take a global approach to assessing and treating orthopedic injuries to identify the root causes of the problem. We utilize the most current evidence along with extensive clinical expertise to help restore functional motion and strength.
Orthopedic physical therapists diagnose, manage, and treat disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal system including rehabilitation after orthopedic surgery. This also includes acute trauma such as sprains, strains, injuries of insidious onset such as tendinopathy, bursitis and deformities like scoliosis.
Treating Post-Operative Orthopedic Procedures
This specialty of physical therapy is most often found in the out-patient clinical setting. Orthopedic therapists are trained in the treatment of post-operative orthopedic procedures, fractures, acute sports injuries, arthritis, sprains, strains, back and neck pain, spinal conditions, and amputations.
We address mobility defects, tissue and nerve dysfunction, and look at movement patterns to determine our treatment approach. We utilize our vast training in advance manual techniques to restore efficient motion that is driving the impairment and give patients the tools to manage and progress on their own. Our manual approach can include joint mobilizations and manipulations, fascia and soft tissue release, laser therapy, trigger point dry needling, and tactile input to achieve proper movement patterns. Our physical interventions can include gait analysis, running assessment with video analysis, Redcord neuromuscular and strength training, Pilates, and general strength and conditioning.
We can treat all types of injuries and surgeries, including low back pain, overuse injuries, insidious onset pain, and ligament injuries, among others. Our clinics also are commonly sought out by individuals who have failed other conservative rehabilitation or unsuccessful surgeries.
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.