Orthopedic Physical Therapists Billings MT

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 Billings, MT.

Murray Max Np
(406) 238-6115
2900 12th Ave N
Billings, MT
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Midwife, Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist, Psychologist

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Physical Therapy in Motion
Billings, MT

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Billings Clinic
(406) 238-2500
2675 Central Ave
Billings, MT
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Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist

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Physical Therapy West
(406) 237-8460
14 Avanta Way
Billings, MT
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Physical Therapist

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Circle of Light Wellness Center
(406) 591-6666
411 24th Street West, Suite 114
Billings, MT
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Physical Therapist

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Elizabeth Seton Prenatal Clinic
(406) 237-3620
1233 N 30th St
Billings, MT
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Midwife, Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist, Psychologist

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Billings Clinic Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center
(406) 238-5200
2702 8th Ave N
Billings, MT
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Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist

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Serenity Massage Therapy
(406) 294-8111
3307 Grand Ave
Billings, MT
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Massage Practitioner, Physical Therapist

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Physical Therapy in Motion
(406) 651-9099
50 27th St W
Billings, MT
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Physical Therapist

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Mountain Land Physical Therapy
(406) 656-0950
2059 Broadwater Ave
Billings, MT
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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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