Following injury and/or surgery physical therapy is often a necessary and important way to reduce swelling and inflammation and restore strength, motion and normal function to the injured area.
The following therapeutic services are utilized by the physical therapy department at iOrtho:
Joint mobilization is manual therapy involving passive moment of specific joints using a mix of direction, force and technique. Mobilization differs by patient’s goals, but the desired effect is reduction in pain, improved range of motion and improved quality of movement.
The Physical Therapists at iOrtho utilize mechanical stretching devices also known as joint mobilization machines to help manage patient’s needs including the Extensionator and Flexionator.
Cryotherapy is utilized by iOrtho physical therapists to aid in patient recovery. Also known as cold therapy, this therapy exposes the body to extremely low temperatures providing the following therapeutic benefits:
- Manages Pain
- Decreases Muscle Spasms
- Reduces Inflammation
- Improved Muscle Fatigue
- Manages Edema
Therapeutic Ultrasound Therapy is utilizing the continuous transmission of soundwaves to deep tissue molecules to reduce pain, increase circulation, reduce inflammation and aid in the healing of injuries and wounds.
Aquatic therapy is a method of physical therapy conducted in the water to utilize resistance and buoyancy to help improve mobility and balance, flexibility and strength while lowering the risk of joint stress and pain.
Underwater treadmills is a low-impact exercise performed while in a heated pool and intended to aid in recovery while minimizing the risk of injury or stress while improving cardiopulmonary conditioning.