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An Overview of Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Sep 9, 2019

An Overview of Orthopedic Physical Therapy | AICA OrthopedicsRecovery from an injury does not happen overnight, but what can help ensure a successful recovery is teaming up with an orthopedic physical therapist.

Medical professionals from all different backgrounds are specializing in unique areas, and physical therapists are following the trend. They are becoming concentrated in areas such as those that treat certain orthopedic conditions that affect the bony and soft tissue areas of the body.

What Do Therapists Treat

A physical therapist who primarily focus on orthopedics treat conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system, which are composed of joints, muscles, bones, ligaments, and tendons. Orthopedic injuries and conditions may include:

  • Fractures
  • Muscle strains
  • Ligament sprains
  • Post-operative conditions
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis

When an injury occurs to the bones, joints, ligaments, or muscles, pain is often associated, which can also make mobility a difficult task hindering daily functions. When working with physical therapy, your success rate for healing becomes that much higher as our Atlanta physical therapists will provide you with exercises you can do at home to help increase strength and range of motion, getting you on the road to a successful recovery.

Following surgery, teaming up with our physical therapists will allow for a more successful post-operative experience as we can help guide you in the right direction and provide you with therapies that are customized to fit your needs to get you back on your feet quickly and safely.

Any condition that causes pain or limited functional mobility as a result of an injury to bony or soft tissue structures in your body may benefit from the skilled services of orthopedic physical therapy.

Finding the Right Fit

Just like with any other doctor, it’s always best to look around to find one that fits your needs and makes you feel comfortable. So, how do you know when you have found the right physical therapists or how do you know if they can help? The best way to find out is always to ask questions and to see if they treat your condition.

The American Physical Therapy Association recognizes individual physical therapists who have passed a rigorous examination related to their area of expertise. Physical therapists who are clinical specialists in orthopedics have proven to be experts in evaluating and treating musculoskeletal conditions. When looking for therapists, search for OCS, which means orthopedic clinical specialist, and they can be found on the American Board of Physical Therapy website.

If searching the web becomes overwhelming, a trusted friend or family who previously worked with physical therapists may be able to provide recommendations, or even your family doctor can make suggestions.

Our Mission

Every physical therapist is not a one size fits all, and it is essential that you find one that fits your unique needs. Our physical therapists will work with you and create a plan based on your injury and lifestyle and work to achieve an optimal outcome.

Our skilled and professional therapists from a variety of backgrounds are ready to begin helping you achieve and reach your maximum potential and mobility to get you on the road to recovery quickly and safely. Contact our team of therapists and Atlanta orthopedic doctors today at (404) 855-2141.


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