Orthopedic Physical Therapists Espanola NM

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 Espanola, NM.

Concentra Medical Center
(505) 747-0570
706 la Joya St
Espanola, NM
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Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist

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Tlc Therapy
(505) 662-1101
400 Trinity Dr
Los Alamos, NM
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Physical Therapist

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Foot and Ankle & Associates
(505) 661-0123
2101 Trinity Dr
Los Alamos, NM
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Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist

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Rocky Mountain Ortho
(505) 747-3333
518 West Pueblo Dr
Espanola, NM
 
Espanola Therapy Ctr
(505) 753-1596
735 Vietnam Veterans Room
Espanola, NM
 
Rocky Mountain Orthopedics
(505) 747-3333
518 W Pueblo Dr
Espanola, NM
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Massage Practitioner, Physical Therapist

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Physical Therapy Plus Inc
(505) 662-3384
1350 Central Ave
Los Alamos, NM
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Massage Practitioner, Physical Therapist

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Rebound Physical Therapy
(505) 662-2225
4717 Quemazon
Los Alamos, NM
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Physical Therapist

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Espanola Sports Medicine Pa
(505) 753-6550
706 D La Joya Street
Espanola, NM
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Outpatient Physical Therapy

Rocky Mountain Orthopedics Inc
(505) 747-3333
518 W Pueblo
El Llano, NM
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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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