Orthopedic physical therapists are skilled in assessing movement and can help patients move better with less pain through skilled manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and education.
What is orthopedic rehabilitation?
Orthopedic rehabilitation is used to treat back and neck pain, shoulder injuries, osteoarthritis, plantar fasciitis, postoperative rehabilitation, sprains and strains, tennis or golfer’s elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome and more. Physical therapists design treatment programs based on your injury and goals. Your treatment program may include strength training and functional exercises designed to increase strength, endurance and function of the muscles that support the injured area and reduce the stress on the affected joint.
What are the benefits?
Orthopedic rehabilitation can help manage your injury and, if necessary, prepare you for surgery and help you recover strength and movement after surgery. Benefits of orthopedic rehabilitation include decreased pain and discomfort, increased mobility, increased strength and coordination, improved quality of life and a return to pain-free living.