Orthopedic Physical Therapists Great Falls MT

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 Great Falls, MT.

Physical Therapy Center of Great Falls
(406) 403-7024
2517 7th Ave S # A1
Great Falls, MT
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Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Mountain View Physical Therapy
(406) 216-6878
207 Smelter Ave NE
Great Falls, MT
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Physical Therapist

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Jeff Johnson, PT
Great Falls, MT

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Galvas Patrick Do
(406) 761-3767
914 13th Ave S
Great Falls, MT
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Midwife, Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist

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Peak Health & Wellness
(406) 727-7325
1800 Benefis CT
Great Falls, MT
Industry
Massage Practitioner, Physical Therapist

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Mountain View Physical Therapy West
(406) 216-6878
207 Smelter Ave NE Ste 1
Great Falls, MT
Industry
Physical Therapist

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Spine & Sports Therapy
(406) 771-7800
3511 1st Ave N
Great Falls, MT
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Physical Therapist

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River's Edge Physical Therapy
(406) 453-5555
1000 25th St N
Great Falls, MT
Industry
Physical Therapist

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Physical Therapy Center of Great Falls
(406) 771-0777
2517 7th Ave S Ste A1
Great Falls, MT
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Physical Therapist

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Frontier Physical Therapy
(406) 727-2826
3226 10th Ave S
Great Falls, MT
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Physical Therapist

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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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