Orthopedic Physical Therapists Kapolei 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 Kapolei, HI.

Rehab At St Francis-West
(808) 678-9488
91-2135 Fort Weaver Rd Ste 150
Ewa Beach, HI
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Physical Therapist

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Pt Hawaii Inc
(808) 674-1142
599 Farrington Hwy Ste 208
Kapolei, HI
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Physical Therapist

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Farrington Physical Therapy
(808) 678-1029
94-1128 Kahuamo St
Waipahu, HI
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Physical Therapist

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Chart Rehabilitation of Hawaii
(808) 671-1711
94-810 Moloalo St FL 2ND
Waipahu, HI
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Physical Therapist

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Leeward Oahu Rehab Services
(808) 671-5928
94-356 Waipahu Depot St
Waipahu, HI
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Physical Therapist

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Jimenez Alfonso Dr
(808) 689-4414
91-896 Makule Rd
Ewa Beach, HI
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Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist

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Leeward Physical Therapy
(808) 671-1443
94-1036 Waipio Uka St Ste 105
Waipahu, HI
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Physical Therapist

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Ramirez Erick A Rpt Inc
(808) 671-4433
94-750 Hikimoe St Ste C
Waipahu, HI
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Physical Therapist

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First Physical & Functional Rehab
(808) 676-7700
94-689 Farrington Hwy
Waipahu, HI
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Physical Therapist

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Waipahu Therapy Center Llp
(808) 678-9655
94-229 Waipahu Depot St
Waipahu, HI
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Massage Practitioner, 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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