Orthopedic Physical Therapy
At Better Health PT, we believe that everyone should have access to the best possible care. Our experienced team of physical therapists are dedicated to helping you get back to your life as quickly as possible. With our orthopedic physical therapy services, you can experience relief from pain and discomfort. Our physical therapists are certified and trained in the latest techniques so you can trust that you are receiving the highest quality of care.
What Is Orthopedic Physical Therapy?
At our Kensington physical therapy clinic, we specialize in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries or conditions and disorders. We provide comprehensive care for acute injuries, trauma such as sprains, strains, dislocations and joint pain, as well as chronic conditions like tendinopathy, bursitis and deformities like scoliosis. Our expert orthopedic therapists also offer post-surgery rehabilitation services to help individuals recover quickly from orthopedic surgery procedures. With detailed assessments, personalized treatments plans and an unwavering commitment to helping our patients get back to their active lives, our clinicians are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care possible.
What Does An Orthopedic Physical Therapist Do?
Orthopedic physical therapists provide a comprehensive range of treatments to help their patients improve mobility or recover from injury. These treatments may include strength training, massage, applications of heat and/or ice, muscle stimulation, exercises tailored to the individual’s needs, education about injury prevention and management strategies, and joint mobilization techniques. Physical therapists working in orthopedics typically practice in outpatient rehabilitation facilities or clinics; however they may also work in hospitals or visit patients’ homes for appointments. Their goal is to help patients achieve maximal function and independence with activities of daily living.
Frequently Asked Questions
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How many times a week do you usually attend physical therapy?
Your treatment plan is dependent on what is found upon evaluation by the physical therapist. Treatment plans can vary from 1x/week to 3x/week but the typical frequency would be 2 – 3x/week for 60-90 minute sessions.
What to Expect From Your Visit
When you visit an orthopedic physical therapist, you should expect a comprehensive evaluation which will include taking your medical history, observing your posture and gait (the way you walk), range of motion assessment, muscle strength testing and joint mobility testing.
Depending on the results of these tests, the physical therapist may provide manual therapy techniques such as joint manipulation or soft tissue mobilization to improve movement dysfunction. Additional interventions such as therapeutic exercises or modalities like ultrasound may also be used to reduce pain and improve function.
Finally, a home program with instructions for self-care activities will also be provided so that you can continue making progress after the initial visit.