Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Orthopedic physical therapy is provided by orthopedic therapists who are experts in the evaluation, treatment and prevention of disorders and dysfunctions of the musculoskeletal system. This can include injury involving muscle, bone, joint, tendon, ligament and nerve.  The therapists at Drayer 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.

Treatments may include:

  • Manual therapy (joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release and other techniques)
  • Therapeutic activity and exercise
  • Muscle neuro re-education
  • Balance training
  • Dry needling

Many patients also benefit from modalities to help manage pain including:

  • Electrical muscle stimulation/TENS
  • Moist heat/cold packs
  • Spinal decompression/Mechanical traction
  • Iontophoresis
  • Ultrasound
  • Vasopneumatic systems
  • Taping (Kinesiotaping and McConnell)
  • Splinting/bracing
  • Orthotics/shoe inserts

Orthopedic conditions commonly treated with physical therapy include: