Orthopedic Physical Therapists Barre VT

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 Barre, VT.

Choice Physical Therapy
(802) 229-5155
652 Granger Rd
Barre, VT
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Physical Therapist

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Rowan Court Health & Rehabilitation Center
(802) 476-4166
378 Prospect St
Barre, VT
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Physical Therapist

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Essential Physical Therapy & Pilates
(802) 262-1500
81 River St Ste 201
Montpelier, VT
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Physical Therapist

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Yanowitch Gail Md
(802) 371-5961
130 Fisher Rd
Berlin, VT
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Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist, Psychologist

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Mad River Massage
(802) 496-5638
5677 Main St
Waitsfield, VT
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Massage Practitioner, Physical Therapist

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Winchell Angela Rnp
(802) 371-4844
82 E View Ln
Barre, VT
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Midwife, Physical Therapist

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Craig William Sandy Md
(802) 454-8336
157 Towne Ave
Plainfield, VT
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Physical Therapist, Psychologist

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Choice Physical Therapy
(802) 229-6398
1 Blanchard CT
Montpelier, VT
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Physical Therapist

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Physical Therapy Advisors, Office of Prof Regulations
(802) 828-2390
26 Terrace Street Drawer 09
Montpelier, VT
 
Family Physical Therapy Inc
(802) 244-1140
137 S Main St
Waterbury, VT
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Physical Therapist

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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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