Orthopedic Physical Therapists Yakima WA

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 Yakima, WA.

Aegis Physical Therapy
(509) 895-7449
3901 Kern Way
Yakima, WA
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Physical Therapist

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Yakima Hand Clinic
(509) 965-6330
3704 Summitview Ave
Yakima, WA
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Physical Therapist

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Cyr Karen Med Lmhc
(509) 249-0611
307 S 12th Ave
Yakima, WA
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Mental Health Professional, Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist

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Orthopedic Physical Therapy
(509) 457-0202
3909 Castlevale Rd Ste 100
Yakima, WA
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Physical Therapist

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Cascade Summit Physical Therapy
(509) 248-6113
3901 Creekside Loop Ste 102
Yakima, WA
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Physical Therapist

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Central Washington Rehabilitation Clinic
(509) 575-5071
110 S 9th Ave
Yakima, WA
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Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist

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The Center For Functional Fitness
(509) 452-4187
2006 W Lincoln Ave
Yakima, WA
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Physical Therapist

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Allied Health Day Spa
(509) 453-8571
118 S 11th Ave
Yakima, WA
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Health Spa, Physical Therapist

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Weber Chiropractic Clinic Inc
(509) 965-7155
3802 Tieton Dr
Yakima, WA
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Physical Therapist

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Peak Performance Sport & Spine
(509) 453-7325
2505 Racquet Ln
Yakima, WA
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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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