Orthopedic Physical Therapists Ridgeland MS

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 Ridgeland, MS.

Beyond Therapy Pediatric Grp
(601) 853-9747
115 W Jackson St
Ridgeland, MS
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Physical Therapist

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Ridgeland Sports Medicine & Rehab Inc
(601) 956-1211
665 S Pear Orchard Rd
Ridgeland, MS
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Physical Therapist

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Mid South Rehab Services Inc
(601) 605-6777
711 Avignon Dr
Ridgeland, MS
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Physical Therapist

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Collins Larry Dr
(601) 957-1015
6250 Old Canton Rd
Jackson, MS
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Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist

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Professional Therapy Services
(601) 366-3400
410 Meadowbrook Rd
Jackson, MS
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Physical Therapist

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Performance Rehab
(601) 607-7022
619 Highland Colony Pkwy
Ridgeland, MS
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Physical Therapist

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Healthwise Medical Equipment
(601) 899-5642
6955 OLD CANTON RD
Ridgeland, MS
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Physical Therapist

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Beyond Play Therapy Group
(601) 853-9747
115 W Jackson St Ste F
Ridgeland, MS
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Physical Therapist

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Laskin Therapy Group /Spch Pathologst
(601) 362-0859
291 Highland Place Dr
Jackson, MS
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Physical Therapist

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Capitol Physical Therapy Pa
(601) 366-1456
2648 Ridgewood Rd
Jackson, MS
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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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