Orthopedic Physical Therapists Fairbanks AK

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 Fairbanks, AK.

Select Physical Therapy- Fairbanks
(888) 304-0744
3455 Rewak Drive
Fairbanks, AK
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
McKenzie Certified Clinic, Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program, Women's Health, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Advanced Medical Centers of Alaska
(907) 374-6602
1275 Sadler Way Suite 101
Fairbanks, AK
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(907) 452-2178
1867 Airport Way Ste 130B
Fairbanks, AK
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Advanced Physical Therapy
(907) 374-0992
506 GAFFNEY RD
Fairbanks, AK
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Willow Physical Therapy
(907) 456-5990
1919 Lathrop St Ste 222
Fairbanks, AK
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Fairbanks Urgent Care Center
(907) 452-2178
1867 Airport Way Suite 130B
Fairbanks, AK
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Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
(907) 452-8181
1650 Cowles St
Fairbanks, AK
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Building Blocks Rehab
(907) 374-4911
521 Illinois St
Fairbanks, AK
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Tanana Valley Clinic
(907) 459-3545
1001 Noble St Ste 350
Fairbanks, AK
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Select Physical Therapy
(907) 457-5322
3455 Rewak Dr Suite 106
Fairbanks, AK
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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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