Orthopedic Physical Therapists Haughton LA

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 Haughton, LA.

Interim Healthcare
(318) 741-3776
2323 Old Minden Rd
Bossier City, LA
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Promise Hospital of Shreveport
(318) 425-4096
1800 Irving Pl
Shreveport, LA
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Brewer Physical Therapy
(318) 222-8892
2015 Fairfield Ave
Shreveport, LA
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Center For Health Solutions
(318) 424-6521
820 Jordan St
Shreveport, LA
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Mental Health Professional, Physical Therapist, Psychologist, Registered Nurse

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Cornerstone Rehabilitation
(318) 671-8772
463 Ashley Ridge Blvd
Shreveport, LA
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Little Works In Progress
(318) 795-3388
2205 E 70th St
Shreveport, LA
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Physical Therapist

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Select Evaluation Center of Shreveport
(318) 221-7055
820 JORDAN ST STE 370
Shreveport, LA
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Physical Therapist

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Play Physical Therapy Llc
(318) 227-9002
1800 Buckner St
Shreveport, LA
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Physical Therapist

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Helping Hands Physical Therapy
(318) 683-4600
385 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop
Shreveport, LA
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Physical Therapist

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Bayou State Therapy
(318) 219-7737
457 Ashley Ridge Blvd
Shreveport, LA
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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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