Orthopedic Physical Therapists Albert Lea MN

Orthopedic physical therapists diagnose and treat injuries of the muscular and skeletal systems. Orthopedic injuries and problems include repetitive strain injuries, ankle sprain, and osteoarthritis. Read on to learn more and to gain access to expert orthopedic physical therapists in Albert Lea, MN.

Albert Lea Medical Center Mayo Health System
(507) 377-5900
1705 SE Broadway Ave
Albert Lea, MN
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Physical Therapist

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Stutzman Physical Therapy
(641) 592-3500
107 N Washington St
Lake Mills, IA
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Physical Therapist

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Lewis Physical Therapy
(507) 433-8139
701 18th Ave NW
Austin, MN
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Physical Therapist

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St Mark's Lutheran Home Facility
(507) 434-9023
400 15th Ave SW
Austin, MN
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Physical Therapist

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Rehabilitation Health Specialists Pa
(507) 373-8226
901 Luther Place
Albert Lea, MN
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Outpatient Physical Therapy

Northwood Lutheran Therapy Clinic
(641) 324-4985
700 10th St N
Northwood, IA
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Physical Therapist

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Houdek Carol J Dr Dc
(507) 437-3655
308 4th Ave NW
Austin, MN
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Massage Practitioner, Physical Therapist, Psychologist

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Austin Medical Center Mayo Health System
(507) 433-8758
1000 1st Dr NW
Austin, MN
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Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist

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Morgan Massage Therapy
(507) 433-5615
53047 255th St
Austin, MN
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Physical Therapist

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Healthreach
(507) 377-5900
1705 Southeast Broadway Ave
Albert, MN
 
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Physical Therapists Give Hands-On Help for People with Knee Osteoarthritis

New evidence shows that special hands-on treatment given by trained physical therapists helps ease pain and stiffness in patients with knee osteoarthritis. The manual treatments used by the physical therapists in this study included hands-on tissue work, graded joint movements, and stretching. These treatments have been shown to calm pain and inflammation, help joints move better, and relax muscles.

Eighty-three patients were randomly placed in either a treatment group or a control group. Both groups were given a survey about their pain. They were also tested to see how far they could walk in a six-minute period. Then the patients went to therapy two times each week for a total of four weeks.

Along with manual therapies, the patients in the treatment group also did standard knee exercises in the clinic and at home. Participants in the control group were only given mock ultrasound treatments set at the lowest possible level, too low to really help their knee problem. This group was also told not to do anything different in the way of exercise or activity.

In the first few visits, people given manual treatments reported feeling 20 to 40 percent better. All patients again took the survey and did the walking test at eight weeks and then at one year after starting the therapy. Participants in the treatment group showed significant improvements according to the survey, and they walked further during the six-minute walk test. Compared to the control group, the patie...

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