Physical therapists can treat a wide range of conditions and injuries – including those of the musculoskeletal system. In this physical therapy education article, we are going to discuss a few of the most common orthopaedic conditions that can be treated by a physical therapist.
What are Orthopaedic Conditions?
First off, let’s talk briefly about what we mean when we say “orthopaedic conditions.” Orthopaedic conditions are any conditions or injuries that involve the musculoskeletal system (i.e. the bones, muscles, and joints in the body). Here are a few examples of orthopaedic conditions and injuries:
- Ankle & Foot Sprains or Fractures
- Spinal Conditions & Injuries
- Knee Injuries
- Elbow Injuries
Physical Therapy for Orthopaedic Injuries
A physical therapist can work with you to determine the extent of your injury or condition. Using that information, they can then put together a set of exercises, stretches, and other therapies tailored specifically to your situation. Working with a physical therapist in this way can help reduce pain from your orthopaedic injury and return your body to its prior mobility.
Minneapolis Physical Therapy Specialists
If you are suffering from pain or a decreased level of mobility, consider physical therapy as a treatment option. Working with a skilled physical therapist can help you reduce your pain and increase your range-of-motion following an injury, condition, or surgery. The physical therapists at OrthoRehab Specialists have nearly three decades working with patients in a wide variety of situations. Our rehabilitation specialists have existing referral relationships with 600+ local providers who entrust us with the continued care of their patients when physical therapy is needed. If you don’t have a referral, that’s OK too! We offer direct access to physical therapy care in the state of Minnesota. That means you can set up an appointment with us regardless of whether or not you have a prescription. Contact us today to set up your appointment at our Edina or Minneapolis physical therapy clinics.
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