Orthopedic Physical Therapists Farmville VA

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 Farmville, VA.

Woodland Inc the
(434) 392-6106
2003 Cobb St
Farmville, VA
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Physical Therapist

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Southside Community Hospital
(434) 392-7421
1415 S Main St
Farmville, VA
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Physical Therapist

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Progressive Therapy Inc
(434) 983-6544
1154 Main St
Dillwyn, VA
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Progressive Therapy Inc
(434) 392-1596
1500 W Third Street Po Box 137
Farmville, VA
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Outpatient Physical Therapy

Southside Rehab Inc
(434) 392-6605
110 N Main St
Farmville, VA
Specialty
Outpatient Physical Therapy

Home Recovery Home Health Inc
(434) 392-6650
816 E 3rd St
Farmville, VA
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Physical Therapist

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Progressive Therapy Inc
(434) 392-1596
1412 W 3rd St
Farmville, VA
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Physical Therapist

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Progressive Therapy Inc
(434) 392-1596
1412 West 3rd st
Farmville, VA
 
Crossrd Serv Board Infant Interv Prog
(434) 315-5868
Bush River Manor Po Box 371
Farmville, VA
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Outpatient Physical Therapy

Progressive Therapy Inc
(434) 983-6544
RR15
Dillwyn, VA
 
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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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