Orthopedics is a medical specialty concerned with the correction of functional impairments of the musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal system includes all the body’s bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and joints.
Orthopedic Rehabilitation Overview:
Orthopedic rehabilitation is a form of therapy that treats a wide variety of conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system and is a cornerstone of the programs and services we provide throughout the country.
Orthopedic rehabilitation encompasses the following programs and services we provide every day to the patients in our care:
Additional programs and treatments that our physical therapists may utilize include:
Injuries or post-surgical conditions of the musculoskeletal system (made up of bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints and other connective tissue) often contribute to limited and painful motion. This can lead to pain and a decrease in daily activities. Physical therapists often use a variety of specific, hands-on techniques, called manual therapy, to improve mobility in joints and soft tissues.
As board-certified orthopedic specialists, we are highly trained clinicians who are able to assess whether the muscles and joints have hypo- (restricted) or hyper- (excessive) mobility. Once restrictions or other dysfunctions are identified, we use various manual therapy techniques to reduce pain, improve mobility, facilitate movement, increase soft tissue extensibility and restore function.