Orthopedic physical therapy is the provision of care for those individuals of all ages with disorders or dysfunction of the bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons that comprise the musculoskeletal system.
Orthopedic physical therapists are skilled in the diagnosis, management, and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders. These structures provide stability to the body and enable our ability to flex, bend, and move. There are a variety of illnesses and injuries that can cause damage to the tissues of the musculoskeletal system. They are experts in the assessment of movement and can help individuals move better, often with less pain, through skilled manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and patient education.
Click the following link to read our past email newsletter that discusses orthopedic care conditions: 04/16/2012 Physical Therapy and Bone Health
Conditions most commonly addressed by Orthopedic Care physical therapy: