Orthopedic Physical Therapists Laconia NH

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 Laconia, NH.

Lrghealthcare Rehab Services Occupational & Physical Therapy
(603) 524-2852
22 Strafford St
Laconia, NH
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Physical Therapist

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Gilford Physical Therapy & Spine Center Pllc
(603) 528-4152
401 Gilford Ave
Gilford, NH
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Physical Therapist, Psychologist

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Inertia Physical Therapy
(603) 744-0444
345 NH Route 104
New Hampton, NH
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Physical Therapist

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Summit Health NH
(603) 524-3397
8 Corporate Dr
Belmont, NH
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Physical Therapist

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Professional Physical Therapy Services
(603) 435-6655
14 Leavitt Rd
Pittsfield, NH
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Physical Therapist

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Laconia Physical Therapy
(603) 527-2781
745 N Main St
Laconia, NH
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Physical Therapist

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Lrghealthcare Interlakes Occupational & Physical Therapy
(603) 279-7208
238 Daniel Webster Hwy
Meredith, NH
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Physical Therapist

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Vital Kneads Masage
(603) 267-1208
9 Mill St
Belmont, NH
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Massage Practitioner, Physical Therapist

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Arvidson Chiropractic Center
(603) 286-2225
379 W Main St
Tilton, NH
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Physical Therapist

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Chichester Massage & Bodywork
(603) 798-4669
114 Dover Rd
Chichester, NH
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Massage Practitioner, Physical Therapist, Yoga Instructor

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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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