Orthopedic Physical Therapists Big Rapids MI

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 Big Rapids, MI.

Evergreen Physical Therapy - Big Rapids
(231) 660-1923
1268 W Perry Ave
Big Rapids, MI
Hours
Monday 6:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday 6:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 6:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday 6:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Manual Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Cutting Edge Physical Therapy
(231) 796-0504
18699 Northland Dr
Big Rapids, MI
Industry
Physical Therapist

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Hope Network Rehabilitation Services
(231) 592-1061
745 Water Tower Rd
Big Rapids, MI
Industry
Physical Therapist

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Eastside Family Medical Inc
(231) 972-2710
8540 105th Ave
Stanwood, MI
Industry
Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist

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Becki Lentz Physical Therapy
(231) 972-8289
9052 11 Mile Rd
Mecosta, MI
Industry
Physical Therapist

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Evergreen-Big Rapids Physical
(231) 796-4419
14257 Northland Dr
Big Rapids, MI
Industry
Physical Therapist

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PT Plus
(231) 592-0027
15200 220th Ave
Big Rapids, MI
Industry
Massage Practitioner, Physical Therapist

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Mecosta County General Hosp
(231) 796-8691
605 Oak St
Big Rapids, MI
Industry
Physical Therapist

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Massage Therapy & Wellness Treatment
(231) 972-8290
6604 9 Mile Rd
Mecosta, MI
Industry
Massage Practitioner, Physical Therapist

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Kilgore John H Do
(231) 832-1111
4150 225th Ave
Reed City, MI
Industry
Osteopath (DO), 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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