What is Orthopedic Physical Therapy?
Orthopedic physical therapy is provided by physical therapists who are experts in the evaluation, treatment and prevention of disorders and dysfunctions of the musculoskeletal system. This can include injury involving a muscle, bone, joint, tendon, ligament and nerve.
Our therapists are highly skilled in the assessment of movement and can help individuals move better, often with less pain, through skilled manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and patient education.
- Manual therapy (joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release and other techniques)
- Therapeutic activity and exercise
- Muscle neuro re-education
- Balance training
Many patients also benefit from modalities to help manage pain including:
- Electrical muscle stimulation/TENS
- Moist heat/cold packs
- Spinal decompression/Mechanical traction
- Vasopneumatic systems
- Taping (Kinesiotaping and McConnell)
- Orthotics/shoe inserts
- Achilles Tendinitis
- ACL Injury Prevention
- Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)
- Ankle Sprains
- Carpal Tunnel
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Iliotibial Band Syndrome
- Lymphedema Management
- Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
- Plantar Fascitis
- Post-Cancer Rehabilitation
- Posterior Tibialis Tendinitis
- Pregnancy-Related Low Back Pain
- Spinal Stenosis
- Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
- TMJ Rehab
- Muscular Torticollis
*Services are not available at all locations. Call or click the location page near you for that center’s services.
What to Expect
Every patient has a unique health history, diagnosis and personal goals. When you come for your first appointment, we will create a personalized treatment plan for you.
We work with most major insurance providers and do our best to help keep the paperwork pain-free. If you’d like to confirm your insurance coverage, please let us know and we can verify when you schedule. If your insurance provider requires a co-pay, we will ask for this payment at each visit. We accept payments by cash, check or credit card.
When to Arrive
On average, a patient’s first visit lasts about an hour. We typically ask patients to arrive 15 minutes early to sign-in, complete paperwork and/or change clothes.
What to Bring
On your first visit, you’ll need to bring your physician referral or prescription (if needed), your insurance card, your primary registration forms, your ID or driver’s license and your co-payment (as applicable). If desired, you may bring a change of clothing.
How it Works
During your first visit, your physical therapist will do an initial evaluation and discuss your plan of care. The therapist uses this information to set goals for your continued treatment. Physical therapy goals may include improved movement, strength, endurance and flexibility, as well as decreased pain. Your subsequent visits will focus on treatment that is based on your diagnosis and individualized goals.