Orthopedic Physical Therapists North Augusta SC

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 North Augusta, SC.

Integrative Bodyworks
(803) 279-8262
607 East Ave
North Augusta, SC
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Physical Therapist

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Nhc Healthcare and Rehabilitation
(803) 278-4272
350 Austin Graybill Rd
North Augusta, SC
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Physical Therapist

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Barbara Mershon Lmt
(706) 589-5062
300 15TH ST
Augusta, GA
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Physical Therapist

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Healing Hands Physical Therapy Centers
(706) 481-9105
1930 Highland Ave Ste A
Augusta, GA
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Physical Therapist

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Heartland Hospice Services
(706) 854-6920
1365 Interstate Pkwy Augusta GA
Augusta, GA
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Physical Therapist, Registered Nurse

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New Vision Multiplex
(803) 278-0225
401 W Martintown Rd
North Augusta, SC
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Mental Health Professional, Physical Therapist

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University Health Care System
(706) 722-1368
1350 Walton Way
Augusta, GA
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Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist

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Trinity Hospital Of Augusta
(706) 481-7000
2260 Wrightsboro Rd
Augusta, GA
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Physical Therapist

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Neuro-Developmental Treatment Programs Inc
(706) 736-1255
817 Crawford Ave
Augusta, GA
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Physical Therapist

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Physiotheraphy Associates
(706) 736-2207
3626 Walton Way Ext
Augusta, GA
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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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