Orthopedic Physical Therapists Pocatello ID

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 Pocatello, ID.

Rapid Creek Physical Therapy
(208) 233-1064
1800 Garrett Way Ste 19
Pocatello, ID
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Physical Therapist

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Mickelson M R Phys Surg
(208) 234-1960
560 Memorial Dr
Pocatello, ID
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Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist

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Marshall R Lance Mspt
(208) 232-6490
333 N 18th Ave
Pocatello, ID
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Physical Therapist

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Highland Physical Therapy
(208) 237-2080
1951 Bench Rd Ste E
Pocatello, ID
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Physical Therapist

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The Childrens Center
(208) 233-3353
4650 Hawthorne Rd
Pocatello, ID
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Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist

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Aspen Physical Therapy Fax Line
(208) 233-0219
1800 Garrett Way
Pocatello, ID
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Physical Therapist

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Heatlh Institute
(208) 237-3034
1219 Yellowstone Ave
Pocatello, ID
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Physical Therapist

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Physicians Immediate Care Center
(208) 478-7422
495 Yellowstone Ave
Pocatello, ID
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Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist

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Pocatello Physical Therapy
(208) 233-4800
1033 W Quinn Rd
Pocatello, ID
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Physical Therapist

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Star Sports Therapy
(208) 233-1017
250 South 4th Ave
Pocatello, ID
 
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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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