Orthopedic Physical Therapists Crawfordville FL

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 Crawfordville, FL.

Wave Inc
(850) 412-9279
300 Mabry St
Tallahassee, FL
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Physical Therapist

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Florida Physical Therapy Association
(850) 222-1243
1705 S Gadsden St
Tallahassee, FL
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Physical Therapist

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Department of Health, MQA, Board of Physical Therapy Practice
(850) 245-4373
4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin #C05
Tallahassee, FL
 
Simpson Sherry Pt
(850) 877-7310
354 Office Plz
Tallahassee, FL
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Physical Therapist

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Tallahassee Ortho & Sports Physical Therapy
(850) 926-8555
2887 Crawfordville Hwy
Crawfordville, FL
 
R & R Physical Therapy
Tallahassee, FL

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Core Institute
(850) 222-8673
223 W Carolina St
Tallahassee, FL
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Physical Therapist

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Physical Therapy By Michele
(850) 878-8994
362 Office Plz
Tallahassee, FL
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Physical Therapist

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Massage & Flexibility Center
(850) 877-1202
1353 E Lafayette St
Tallahassee, FL
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Massage Practitioner, Physical Therapist

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Tallahassee Pt And Rehab Services
(850) 877-8177
132 Salem Court
Tallahassee, FL
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Outpatient Physical Therapy

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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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