Orthopedic Physical Therapists Kalispell MT

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 Kalispell, MT.

Immanuel Lutheran Homes
(406) 752-9622
183 Crestline Ave
Kalispell, MT
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Physical Therapist

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Kalispell Rehabilitation Associates Inc
(406) 756-2555
1234 Whitefish Stage
Kalispell, MT
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Physical Therapist

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Mountain Physical Therapy
(406) 755-5754
1297 Burns Way
Kalispell, MT
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Physical Therapist

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Jahnke Scott R Doctor of Osteopathi
(406) 752-7900
111 Sunnyview Ln
Kalispell, MT
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Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist

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Delepper Physical Therapy P C
(406) 257-8250
40 2nd St E
Kalispell, MT
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Physical Therapist

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Gastineau Physical Therapy Ltd
(406) 755-3991
770 W Reserve Dr
Kalispell, MT
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Massage Practitioner

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Immanuel Lutheran Home
(406) 752-9622
185 Crestline Ave
Kalispell, MT
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Physical Therapist

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Stimac Blaine Ptms
(406) 756-2555
115 Commons Way
Kalispell, MT
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Physical Therapist

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Corwin Julie Rpt
(406) 755-8811
725 6th Ave E
Kalispell, MT
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Physical Therapist

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Heritage Therapy Center
(406) 756-6940
171 Heritage Way
Kalispell, MT
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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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