Our General Orthopedic Program at Peak Physical Therapy and Wellness treats injuries and conditions related to the muscles, bones, joints, and connective tissues in the body. Common signs and symptoms of an orthopedic injury are pain, warmth, swelling, and redness. It may also be difficult to move the area, put weight through the joint, or put pressure on the area. Overall, an orthopedic injury can prevent you from doing your normal routine or what you really want to do.
Most minor injuries are initially treated with a strategy known as RICE, which stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. If the condition and pain persists, seeing your doctor is recommended to help rule out if a fracture occurred or if the area should be immobilized to help the healing. A physical therapist can also help determine if the patient should return to the doctor for further evaluation or diagnostic imaging to develop the most appropriate plan of care. In general, with most basic orthopedic injuries, physical therapy can help speed up the recovery process.
A thorough physical therapy evaluation helps to determine if underlying issues led to the injury, such as muscle or joint tightness, insufficient muscle length or strength, muscle imbalances across the joint, or decreased balance and proprioception. Orthopedic injuries also occur when someone initiates a new job, sport or activity and they are do not have proper form, complete the task too often, or if they do not have the correct equipment.
Common diagnoses we regularly treat at Peak Physical Therapy and Wellness are:
- After a fracture heals
- Shoulder tendinitis and bursitis
- Rotator cuff sprains and strains
- Tennis or golfer’s elbow
- Wrist injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Hip tendinitis or bursitis
- Knee sprain and strains
- Ankle sprain
- Achilles tendinitis
- Plantar fasciitis
Individualized treatment plans may include: cold laser therapy, electrical stimulation, soft tissue massage, joint mobilization, strain-counterstrain, postural re-training, ergonomic assessments, or muscle energy techniques. Individuals will also be given a stretching and strengthening program geared towards their specific injury to facilitate return to prior level of painfree daily activities.
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