Orthopedic Physical Therapists Kapaa 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 Kapaa, HI.

Spa By The Sea
(808) 822-2171
4-1558 Kuhio Hwy
Kapaa, HI
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Health Spa, Physical Therapist

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Island Sports Chiropractic
(808) 245-7100
3125 AKAHI ST
Lihue, HI
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Massage Practitioner, Physical Therapist

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Kauai Hand Therapy Llc
(808) 246-2716
3-3100 Kuhio Hwy Ste C13
Lihue, HI
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Physical Therapist

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Claypoole Cheryl Pt
(808) 828-1128
2460 Oka St
Kilauea, HI
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Physical Therapist

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Garden Island Physical Therapy
(808) 822-3339
5882 Ahakea St
Kapaa, HI
 
Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital
(808) 822-4961
4800 Kawaihau Rd
Kapaa, HI
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Physical Therapist

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Wilcox Outpatient Rehab Clinic-Kukui Grove
(808) 245-2527
4366 Kukui Grove St Ste 202
Lihue, HI
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Physical Therapist

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Northshore Physical Therapy
(808) 828-0030
2460 Oka St Ste 201
Kilauea, HI
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Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist

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Handwork Physical Therapy
(808) 822-3004
4311 Hakuaina
Kapaa, HI
 
Mahelona Med Ctr
(808) 823-4166
4800 Kawaihau Rd
Kapaa, 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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