Orthopedic Physical Therapists Montgomery AL

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 Montgomery, AL.

At Ease Massage Therapy
(334) 241-8800
1819 W 4th St
Montgomery, AL
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Physical Therapist

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Cook Randall G Md
(334) 265-9888
1801 Pine St
Montgomery, AL
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Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist

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Capitol City Rehab Plus
(334) 265-3199
1636 Mulberry St
Montgomery, AL
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Physical Therapist

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Jackson Hospital
(334) 261-2626
1725 Pine St
Montgomery, AL
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Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist

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Alabama Bd of Physical Therapy
(334) 242-4064
100 N. Union Street Suite 627
Montgomery, AL
 
Innerfit Inc
(334) 262-3958
1601 Forest Ave
Montgomery, AL
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Physical Therapist

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Pinchback W L Jr Md
(334) 262-0523
1329 Mulberry St
Montgomery, AL
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Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist

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King & Craig Rehabilitation
(334) 270-4111
4155 Lomac St
Montgomery, AL
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Physical Therapist

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Integrity Rehab & Therapy Services
(334) 269-4724
1725 W 4th St
Montgomery, AL
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Physical Therapist

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Select Medical
(334) 284-8490
1111 E South Blvd
Montgomery, AL
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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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