Orthopedic Physical Therapists Opelika 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 Opelika, AL.

Tri Rehab
(334) 741-4041
403 2nd Ave
Opelika, AL
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Physical Therapist

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Aldridge Physical Therapy LLC
(334) 707-7848
2272 Moores Mill Rd
Auburn, AL
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Physical Therapist

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Hughston Rehabilitation
(334) 887-9301
2328 S College St
Auburn, AL
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Physical Therapist

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East Alabama Medical Center-Rehab Services
(334) 705-1964
2000 Pepperell Pkwy
Opelika, AL
 
Healthsouth Sports Medicine & Rehab Ct
(334) 844-4456
1452 Opelika Road Suite C And D
Auburn, AL
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Outpatient Physical Therapy

Human Performance & Rehabilitation Center
(334) 742-9266
30 Samford Ave
Opelika, AL
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Physical Therapist

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Total Rehab
(334) 826-7012
2515 E Glenn Ave
Auburn, AL
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Physical Therapist

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Human Performance & Rehab Center
(334) 742-9266
30 Samford Ave
Opelika, AL
 
Total Rehab Physical Therapy LLC
830-6448,830-6448,830-6448
2515 East Glenn
Auburn, AL
 
Total Rehabilitation
(334) 821-2256
2515 E Gleen Ave
Auburn, AL
 
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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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