Orthopedic Physical Therapists Hutchinson KS

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 Hutchinson, KS.

Tranquil Moments Holistic Therapy
(620) 665-5102
1 E 9th Ave
Hutchinson, KS
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Massage Practitioner, Mental Health Professional, Physical Therapist

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Preferred Physical Therapy
(620) 662-3111
1520 N Main St
Hutchinson, KS
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Physical Therapist

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Tad Wrench, MPT, BSE, ASTYM™ System Certified
Sterling, KS

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Healthsouth Sports Med & Rehab
(620) 663-1177
1100 North Main St
Hutchinson, KS
 
Pinnacle Rehab
(620) 665-7766
1818 East 23rd Ave
Hutchinson, KS
 
Via Christi Hutchinson Rehabilitation Services
(620) 662-7226
1500 E 11th Ave
Hutchinson, KS
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Physical Therapist

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Pinnacle Rehabilitation
(620) 669-7766
1818 E 23rd Ave
Hutchinson, KS
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Physical Therapist

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Physical Therapy Consulting
(620) 669-9190
1 East 9th Ave
Hutchinson, KS
 
Via Christi Rehab Serv
(620) 662-7226
1500 East 11th Ave
Hutchinson, KS
 
Hutchinson Clinic, P.A.
(620) 669-2622
2101 North Waldron
Hutchinson, KS
 
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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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