What Is Orthopedic Physical Therapy?
Orthopedic physical therapy focuses on the assessment and minimization of pain by treating musculoskeletal dysfunctions. Orthopedic therapy addresses problems with joints, muscles, bones, ligaments, and tendons. Post-surgical as well as non-surgical conditions are treatable with this approach. The goal of orthopedic treatment is to promote optimal tissue regeneration and increase bio-motor function.
Here at PTS, our orthopedic specialists use a variety of techniques to diminish pain and correct movement impairments. Below are some examples of the treatments and procedures we use which separate us from other Orange County physical therapists.
• Orthopedic Manual Therapy
Orthopedic manual therapy is a specialized approach from Norway that Dr. Inglis has practiced extensively. The technique utilizes a specific algorithm for examination with a focus on tissue-specific diagnosis. Manual therapy addresses the source of the problem. The treatments combine tissue-specific exercises with joint mobilization techniques. Instead of following a typical orthopedic treatment protocol for general lower back pain, using manual therapy we find precisely where the pain is coming from and treat that specifically.
• Therapeutic Exercise
Therapeutic exercises are physical activities that focus on restoring and building: strength, endurance, balance, and flexibility. The goal is to help our injured patients resume their regular daily activities pain-free. All physical therapists at PTS are certified to perform orthopedic manual therapy and are professionally trained to treat orthopedic disorders effectively.
• Advanced Technology
We focus on the integration of technology and physical therapy. Technology, in combination with hands-on, manual therapy and corrective therapeutic exercises, is the most effective way to help patients move pain-free. Our practice uses cutting-edge cold laser technology, hot and cold therapy, iontophoresis, biometric feedback, and other medical devices together to aid the regenerative process.