Orthopedic Physical Therapists Waterville ME

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 Waterville, ME.

George William A Md
(207) 877-7477
180 Kennedy Memorial Dr
Waterville, ME
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Midwife, Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist

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Lakewood Continuing Care Center Nursing Home
(207) 873-5125
220 Kennedy Memorial Dr
Waterville, ME
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Physical Therapist

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Kennebec Behavioral Health
(207) 877-0038
28 College Ave
Waterville, ME
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Mental Health Professional, Physical Therapist

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Fuller Circles School for Therapeutic Massage
(207) 877-5650
169 Rice Rips Rd
Oakland, ME
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Physical Therapist

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Dockside Physical Therapy
(207) 495-3195
47 Main St
Belgrade, ME
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Physical Therapist

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Champions Fitness Club
(207) 873-0571
30 Elm St
Waterville, ME
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Physical Therapist

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Bouchard Physical Therapy
(207) 873-4638
149 Silver St
Waterville, ME
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Massage Practitioner, Physical Therapist

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Orthopedic Therapy Associates
(207) 873-1047
234 College Ave
Waterville, ME
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Physical Therapist

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Benner Robert C Pt
(207) 465-4601
160 Old Waterville Rd
Oakland, ME
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Physical Therapist

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Prospect Sports Medicine
(207) 626-3333
6 Rockwood Rd
Augusta, ME
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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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