Orthopedic Physical Therapists Alexandria LA

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 Alexandria, LA.

Alexandria Spine & Rehab Ctr
(318) 717-9964
1133 MacArthur Dr Suite B
Alexandria, LA
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Monday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Christus Health Pediatric Therapy Clinc
(318) 448-3848
1300 Jackson St
Alexandria, LA
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Miller Physical Therapy Services
(318) 487-0211
3912 Parliament Dr
Alexandria, LA
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Rapha Physical Medicine Llc
(318) 561-8181
1416 Metro Dr
Alexandria, LA
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Alexandria Physical Therapy
(318) 473-2230
3704 North Blvd
Alexandria, LA
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Alexandria Neurosurgical Clinic
(318) 443-4576
3704 North Blvd Suite C
Alexandria, LA
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Injury Management Services
(318) 880-0058
3347 Masonic Dr
Alexandria, LA
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Rapides Physical Therapy
(318) 445-4455
724 Scott St
Alexandria, LA
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Macmurdo Hal Md
(318) 449-1370
104 N 3rd St
Alexandria, LA
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Healthsouth Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinic
(318) 449-8309
212 Pecan Park Ave Ste B
Alexandria, LA
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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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