Orthopedic Physical Therapists Belen NM

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 Belen, NM.

Belen Physical Therapy
(505) 861-1200
1220 Camino del Llano
Belen, NM
Industry
Physical Therapist

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Los Ninos Therapy Center
(505) 865-7955
336 Luna St SE
Los Lunas, NM
Industry
Physical Therapist

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Belen Sports & Rehabilitation
(505) 861-5774
130 Caldwell Del Rio Shopping Plaza
Belen, NM
Specialty
Outpatient Physical Therapy

David Kennedy, PT, CCS
(505) 861-1200
221 S. Main
Belen, NM
 
Los Ninos Therapy Ctr
(505) 865-7955
336 Luna Ave
Los, NM
 
New Mexico Physical Therapist Incorporated
(505) 866-1677
2211 Main St SE
Los Lunas, NM
Industry
Physical Therapist

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Novacare Rehab
(505) 861-2210
201 Rio Communities Blvd
Belen, NM
 
Belen Physical Therapy
(505) 861-1200
221 South Main St
Belen, NM
 
Novacare Rehab
(505) 866-1677
2211 Main St SE
Los, NM
 
Los Lunas Physical Therapy
(505) 866-0055
535 Highway 314 SW
Los, NM
 
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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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