Orthopedic Physical Therapists Columbia SC

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 Columbia, SC.

Lake Murray Pain & Rehab
(803) 386-1956
800 Columbiana Dr
Irmo, SC
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

First Choice Rehabilitation Center Llc
(803) 212-1000
1416 Calhoun St
Columbia, SC
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Physical Therapist

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Carolina Occupational Healthcare LLC
(803) 799-3926
1715 Blanding St
Columbia, SC
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Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist

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Pinnacle Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists Llc
(803) 787-2623
2313 N Beltline Blvd
Columbia, SC
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Physical Therapist

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Ekman Evan F Md
(803) 376-8880
1718 Saint Julian Pl
Columbia, SC
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Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist

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Ellis Physical Therapy Associates Inc
(803) 779-8327
1519 Taylor St
Columbia, SC
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Physical Therapist

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OCCO skin studio
(803) 787-7546
1315 Gadsden St
Columbia, SC
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Massage Practitioner, Physical Therapist

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H/L of Columbia Rehab & Nur Ctr
(803) 256-4983
2601 Forest Dr Columbia SC
Columbia, SC
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Physical Therapist

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Palmetto Family Physical Therapy
(803) 343-2115
1655 Bernardin Ave
Columbia, SC
Industry
Physical Therapist

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Uci Progressive Physical Therapy
(803) 765-0863
1812 Hampton St
Columbia, SC
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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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