Orthopedic Physical Therapists East Wenatchee WA

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 East Wenatchee, WA.

Gregory Boughton
(509) 886-0131
101 11th St NE
East Wenatchee, WA
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Boughton Chiropractic
Industry
Chiropractor, Massage Practitioner, Physical Therapist

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Enchancements Medical Spa and Skin Care
(509) 663-9495
526 N Chelan Ave
Wenatchee, WA
Industry
Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist

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Parkside Care Center
(509) 663-1628
1230 Monitor St
Wenatchee, WA
Industry
Physical Therapist

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Healthy Options
(509) 663-9585
657 Okanogan Ave
Wenatchee, WA
Industry
Physical Therapist

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Colonial Vista Subacute Rehab
(509) 665-8771
625 Okanogan Ave
Wenatchee, WA
Industry
Physical Therapist

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Mongeon Steven J Pt Atc
(509) 884-1437
230 Grant Rd
East Wenatchee, WA
Industry
Physical Therapist

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Black Diamond Sports Therapy
(509) 663-7733
147 Easy Way
Wenatchee, WA
Industry
Physical Therapist

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Hand Therapy Associates
(509) 665-3406
620 N Emerson Ave
Wenatchee, WA
Industry
Physical Therapist

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Achieve Center
(509) 888-2505
1111 N Mission St Ste B
Wenatchee, WA
Industry
Physical Therapist

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Central Washington Hospital Rehab Services
(509) 665-6156
1201 S Miller St
Wenatchee, WA
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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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