Orthopedic Physical Therapists Parkersburg WV

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 Parkersburg, WV.

Health & Wellness Massage
(304) 422-9500
1900 Blizzard Dr
Parkersburg, WV
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Physical Therapist

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GNC
(304) 489-3966
2826 Pike St
Parkersburg, WV
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Herbalist, Physical Therapist

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Healthsouth Rehabilitation Center of Vienna
(304) 295-6400
1600 Murdoch Ave Ste 200
Parkersburg, WV
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Physical Therapist

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First Settlement Physcl Thrpy
(304) 489-2230
2837 Pike St
Parkersburg, WV
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Physical Therapist

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Vienna Chiropractic Clinic, Pllc
(304) 295-5505
2200 Grand Central Ave
Vienna, WV
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Physical Therapist

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Mc Carter Chiropractic & Rehab
(304) 428-8300
4315 Emerson Ave
Parkersburg, WV
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Physical Therapist

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Health & Wellness Massage
(304) 422-9500
2911 Emerson Ave
Parkersburg, WV
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Massage Practitioner, Physical Therapist

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Outpatient Physical Therapy
(304) 420-5787
2014 Dudley Ave
Parkersburg, WV
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Physical Therapist

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Sun Bridge Care & Rehab Ctr
(304) 485-5511
1716 Gihon Rd
Parkersburg, WV
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Physical Therapist

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Riverview Health Clinic
(304) 295-5505
2200 Grand Central Ave Ste F
Vienna, WV
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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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