Orthopedic Physical Therapists Hartselle AL

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 Hartselle, AL.

Complete Physical Therapy
(256) 542-1955
8097 Madison Blvd # 102
Madison, AL
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
Geriatrics, Manual Therapy, Neuro Rehabilitation, Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Back School
(256) 350-6331
2506 Danville Rd SW
Decatur, AL
Industry
Massage Practitioner, Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist

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Select Physical Therapy
(256) 351-1100
805 11th St SE
Decatur, AL
Industry
Physical Therapist

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Robin Irwin Physical Therapy Services PC
(256) 309-0454
922 6th Ave SE
Decatur, AL
Industry
Physical Therapist

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Encore Sports Enhancement Center
(256) 309-5929
1905 Central Pkwy SW
Decatur, AL
Industry
Physical Therapist

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Anderson Scott A Md
(256) 355-0555
2424 Danville Rd SW
Decatur, AL
Industry
Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist

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Millar Pain Diagnostics
(256) 340-1120
2424 Danville Rd SW Ste M
Decatur, AL
Industry
Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist

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Encore Rehabilitation Inc
(256) 355-5165
2218 College St SE
Decatur, AL
Industry
Physical Therapist

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Kale Dement Physical Therapy
(256) 686-2212
410 Johnston St SE
Decatur, AL
Industry
Physical Therapist

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Select Therapy Services
(256) 775-1120
51 White Oak Cir
Cullman, AL
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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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