Orthopedic Physical Therapists Grand Forks ND

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 Grand Forks, ND.

Valley Bone & Joint Clinic
(701) 746-7521
3035 Demers Ave
Grand Forks, ND
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Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist

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Little Miracles Inc
(701) 772-3851
2951 S 34th St
Grand Forks, ND
Industry
Physical Therapist

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Sun-N-Things
(218) 773-3117
1402 Central Ave NE
East Grand Forks, MN
Industry
Massage Practitioner, Physical Therapist

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University of North Dakota Physical Therapy Dept
203-2817,203-2817,203-2817
501 N Columbia Road
Grand, ND
 
Annette Palmgren, PT
(701) 775-6768
712 Reeves Drive
Grand, ND
 
Great Escape Therapeutic Massage
(701) 795-4950
1425 S Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND
Industry
Massage Practitioner, Physical Therapist

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Riverview Clinic-East Grand Forks
(218) 773-1390
1428 Central Ave NE
East Grand Forks, MN
Industry
Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist

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Altru Outreach Therapy
(218) 773-0357
411 2nd St NW
East Grand Forks, MN
Industry
Physical Therapist

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Dawn Marie Eickman, PT
(701) 780-2334
1300 South Columbia Road
Grand, ND
 
Healthsouth Sports Medicine & Rehab
(701) 746-8374
2617 S Columbia Road
Grand Forks, ND
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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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