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Posts for: November, 2017
Have you recently experienced an injury or undergone surgery on your knee, shoulder, hip or other joint? Orthopedic therapy can reduce your pain and help you resume your normal activities. Our Somerset, KY, physical therapist, Dr. David Escobar of Cumberland Physical Therapy & Rehab, explains how you can benefit from orthopedic surgery.
How will orthopedic therapy help me?
Orthopedic therapy is used to restore full range of motion, ease pain and help your joints and muscles recover from your injury or surgery. When you visit our Somerset office, we'll perform a complete assessment of your abilities and discuss your symptoms and medical history. Your therapy plan will be tailored to address your injury and unique needs and will also include tips that will help you avoid another injury. We'll monitor your process carefully throughout your treatment sessions and make changes as needed to ensure that you get the maximum benefit from orthopedic therapy. During the process, we'll also keep your doctor informed regarding your progress.
What conditions can be improved with orthopedic therapy?
Orthopedic therapy may be recommended after surgery or if you have one or more of these conditions:
- Muscle spasms
- Sprains or strains
- Hip, knee, back, neck and shoulder injuries
- Frozen shoulder
- Ruptured Achilles tendon or Achilles tendinitis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Baker's cyst
- Patellofemoral pain syndrome
- Torn hamstring
- Ligament injuries
- Rotator cuff injury
- Torn cartilage
- Golfer's or tennis elbow
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Mallet finger
What happens during orthopedic therapy?
During your therapy sessions, you'll perform stretches and exercises aimed at improving mobility and strengthening your joints and the muscles that support them. Because injuries that affect your bones, ligaments and tendons can often lead to muscle stiffness, we'll may also perform hands-on treatments to increase your range of motion, improve circulation and speed healing. Massage, muscle stretching and joint mobilization and manipulation may be recommended, depending on your injury. Ultrasound therapy or electrostimulation may also be used to loosen tight muscles, relieve pain and hasten healing.
Orthopedic therapy can ease your pain and help you return to your usual activities sooner. Call our Somerset, KY, physical therapist, Dr. Escobar of Cumberland Physical Therapy & Rehab, at (606) 678-5708 to get the process started.