Orthopedic Physical Therapists Lake Charles LA

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 Lake Charles, LA.

Lake Physical Therapy
(337) 474-5201
1709 W Prien Lake Rd
Lake Charles, LA
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Physical Therapist

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Robertson Charles M Psy D
(337) 436-1631
803 W Bayou Pines Dr
Lake Charles, LA
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Mental Health Professional, Physical Therapist, Psychologist

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Christus St Patrick Hospital Total Therapy
(337) 433-3799
710 Ryan St
Lake Charles, LA
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Physical Therapist

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Calcasieu Rehab and Sports Therapy
(337) 310-5116
2100 Oak Park Blvd
Lake Charles, LA
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Physical Therapist

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Qualls & Co
(337) 528-2828
702 N 1st Ave
Lake Charles, LA
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Physical Therapist

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Faul Kevin
(337) 439-6616
2915 Common St
Lake Charles, LA
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Physical Therapist

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Partners In Physical Therapy
(337) 439-3344
3221 Ryan St
Lake Charles, LA
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Physical Therapist

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Tranquility Therapeutic Massage & Skin Care
(337) 433-0228
609 7th St
Lake Charles, LA
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Massage Practitioner, Physical Therapist

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Hope Therapy Center
(337) 478-5880
1717 E Prien Lake Rd
Lake Charles, LA
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Physical Therapist

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Advanced Rehab Services Inc
(337) 478-8161
3212 2nd Ave
Lake Charles, LA
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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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