Orthopedic Physical Therapists Beckley WV

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 Beckley, WV.

Pyramid Counseling Llc
(304) 256-0200
130 George St
Beckley, WV
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Mental Health Professional, Physical Therapist

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Personal Touch Physical Therapy
(304) 253-1130
203 Brookshire Ln
Beckley, WV
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Physical Therapist

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Lao Dominator
(304) 255-9249
2233 S Kanawha St
Beckley, WV
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Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist

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Pediatric Physical Therapy
(304) 252-0085
116 N Vance Dr
Beckley, WV
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Physical Therapist

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Marden Rehab Assoc
(304) 253-1960
3875 Robert C Byrd Dr
Beckley, WV
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Physical Therapist

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Raleigh General Hospital
(304) 256-4100
1710 Harper Rd
Beckley, WV
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Physical Therapist

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Athletic & Physical Therapy
(304) 253-7246
423 Carriage Dr
Beckley, WV
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Physical Therapist

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Christopher Grose Chiropractic Center
(304) 250-6047
9 Yellow Wood Way
Beckley, WV
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Massage Practitioner, Physical Therapist

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Quality Physical Therapy
(304) 252-4778
2801 Robert C Byrd Dr
Beckley, WV
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Physical Therapist

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Praxis Corp
(304) 294-0463
117 Howard Ave
Mullens, WV
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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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