Orthopedic Physical Therapists Hartwell GA

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 Hartwell, GA.

Athens Physical Therapy
(706) 356-1333
12605 Augusta Rd
Lavonia, GA
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Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist

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Ty Cobb Rehabilitation Clinic
(706) 245-1425
521 Franklin Springs St
Royston, GA
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Physical Therapist

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Brandel Matt P Rpt /Phys Therapst
(864) 226-3333
108 Montgomery Dr
Anderson, SC
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Physical Therapist

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Nhc Healthcare of Anderson
(864) 226-8356
1501 E Greenville St
Anderson, SC
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Physical Therapist

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Shuey Physical Therapy Pc
(864) 261-4322
1650 E Greenville St
Anderson, SC
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Physical Therapist

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Wee Care Plus Therapy
(706) 245-1822
613 Cook St
Royston, GA
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Physical Therapist

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Caresouth Homecare Professionals
(706) 283-7395
333 Heard St
Elberton, GA
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Physical Therapist

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Upstate Physical Therapy Llc
(864) 261-3313
1823 E Greenville St
Anderson, SC
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Physical Therapist

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Anmed Health Rehab Plus
(864) 512-1505
100 Healthy Way Ste 1100
Anderson, SC
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Physical Therapist

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Hamel Rehabilitation and Spine Clinic
(864) 225-8321
1118 Cornelia Rd
Anderson, SC
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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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