Orthopedic Physical Therapists Front Royal 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 Front Royal, VA.

Blue Skies Wellness
(540) 635-7244
324 River Overlook Rd
Front Royal, VA
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Massage Practitioner, Physical Therapist

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Spine and Sport Physical Therapy
(540) 868-9599
640 Warrior Dr
Stephens City, VA
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Physical Therapist

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It Figures
(540) 465-2655
168 W King St
Strasburg, VA
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Massage Practitioner, Physical Therapist

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Capitol Metro Physcial Therapy
(540) 675-3090
261 Main St
Washington, VA
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Physical Therapist

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Capitol Rehab Sport Spine and Golf Performance Center
(540) 665-4471
230 Costello Dr Suite 1
Winchester, VA
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Physical Therapist

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Pro Preventive Rehabilitation Organization
(540) 636-6179
1729 N Shenandoah Ave
Front Royal, VA
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Physical Therapist

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First Choice Therapeutic Message
(540) 868-0288
122 Agape Way
Stephens City, VA
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Physical Therapist

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Mountainside Physical Therapy
(540) 987-9390
12625 Lee Hwy
Washington, VA
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Physical Therapist

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Winchester Chiroprtc Center
(540) 667-0220
101 Blossom Dr
Winchester, VA
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Physical Therapist

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HEALTHSOUTH Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Center
(540) 662-5123
55 W Jubal Early Dr
Winchester, 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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