Orthopedic Physical Therapists Lima OH

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 Lima, OH.

Personal Wellness Program
(419) 228-2797
1937 Elida Rd
Lima, OH
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Physical Therapist

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Shawnee Manor Nursing Home
(419) 999-2055
2535 Fort Amanda Rd
Lima, OH
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Physical Therapist

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Downhour Warren DO
(419) 998-4657
345 S Elizabeth St
Lima, OH
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Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist

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Community Health Professionals of Tri-County
(419) 738-7430
803 BREWFIELD DR
Wapakoneta, OH
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Physical Therapist

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Northwest Physical Therapy Inc
(419) 692-0097
333 North St
Delphos, OH
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Physical Therapist

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Ohio Therapeutic Health Servs Inc
(419) 999-1105
3063 W Elm St
Lima, OH
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Physical Therapist

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APPLETON, CATHY L.M.T.
(419) 331-3200
2100 N EASTOWN RD
Lima, OH
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Massage Practitioner, Physical Therapist

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Family Resource Centers
(419) 738-2558
1251 Lincoln Hwy
Wapakoneta, OH
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Mental Health Professional, Physical Therapist

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St Rita's Homecare
(419) 738-4096
1100 Defiance St
Wapakoneta, OH
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Physical Therapist

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Northwest Physical Therapy
(419) 358-6978
215 Snider Rd
Bluffton, OH
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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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