Orthopedic Physical Therapists Kailua Kona HI

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 Kailua Kona, HI.

Rehab At Kailua-Kona
(808) 334-0806
75-1029 Henry St Ste 101
Kailua Kona, HI
Industry
Physical Therapist

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Massage At the Club in Kona
(808) 334-1134
75-5699 Kopiko St
Kailua Kona, HI
Industry
Massage Practitioner, Physical Therapist

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Club Rehab & Physical Therapy
(808) 329-7744
75-5699 Kopiko St
Kailua, HI
 
Rehabilitation at Kaelakekua
(808) 322-6766
Kainaliu Centre
Keauhou, HI
 
Kona Community Hosp Physical Therapy
(808) 322-4475
79-1019 Kaukapila St
Kealakekua, HI
 
Hawaii Healing Ohana Spa
(808) 331-1050
75-5995 Kuakini Hwy Ste 512
Kailua Kona, HI
Industry
Health Spa, Physical Therapist

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Hawaiian Rehabilitation Services Inc
(808) 329-0591
75-165 Hualalai Road
Kailua Kona, HI
Specialty
Outpatient Physical Therapy

Rehabilitation at Kailua-Kona
(808) 334-0806
75-1029 Henry St
KAilua, HI
 
Rehab At Kona
(808) 322-6766
79-7360 Mamalahoa Hwy
Kealakekua, HI
Specialty
Outpatient Physical Therapy

Mauka Physical Therapy
(808) 322-8400
81-937 Halekii St
Kealakekua, HI
 
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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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