What is orthopedic rehabilitation and physical therapy?

Orthopedic physical therapy is the most common form of physical therapy. Orthopedic certified specialists focus on treating orthopedic conditions such as ligament sprains, muscle strains, tendon injuries, post-surgical conditions, and other injuries related to the musculoskeletal system. 

Orthopedic physical therapy is a treatment that focuses on improving the function of your orthopedic system—those very important muscles, bones, joints, tendons, and ligaments. 

Orthopedic physical therapists specialize in regaining range of motion and restoring function by using a variety of exercises, stretches, and manual techniques. 

A physiotherapist who specializes in orthopedics can evaluate your condition and diagnose the issue or condition you have. This will include:

  • determining the appropriate movement diagnosis
  • creating a treatment plan
  • administering therapeutic care
  • educating you about how to manage your current injury or condition to prevent further injury
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Orthopedic physiotherapy can be divided into the following categories:

  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy — Treatment geared towards orthopedic injuries in children such as bone fractures, growing pains, and scoliosis.

  • Geriatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy — Treatment geared towards orthopedic injuries in the aging population such as arthritis, total joint surgery rehabilitation, and back pain.

  • Sports Orthopedic Physical Therapy — treatment geared towards orthopedic injuries in sport-specific populations such as ACL tears, ankle sprains, hamstring strains.

  • Work Hardening Physical Therapy — Treatment geared towards orthopedic injuries in the vocational setting such as back pain, carpal tunnel, neck pain.

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What orthopedic conditions can benefit from physical therapy?

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Physical therapy is focused on helping you to build up your strength, flexibility, and range of motion. It is meant to get you back on your feet and enjoying life again.

You could benefit from orthopedic physical therapy if you have been injured or are facing the prospect of surgery. You might have had a fall, a sports-related injury, or an injury from repetitive use of a joint.

If you have been injured, a physical therapist can help you reduce pain and regain a higher level of function. This could include anything like a sports injury, a motor vehicle accident, or even a sore neck from looking at your phone or computer all day.

Some of the common injuries treated by physical therapists are ligament sprains, muscle strains, inflammation or swelling in a tendon, also known as tendinitis and back pain.

A physical therapist can also help you recover from surgery. Even when it is planned, surgery is a form of trauma to your body. You will need help to relearn how to move your body to get back in the swing of your day-to-day activities. 

Physical therapy can help you to:

  • Speed-up the healing process
  • Recover faster
  • Reduce your overall pain levels
  • Minimize the formation of scar tissue
  • Move more easily

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How can you get the best results from orthopedic physical therapy?

To get the most out of each physical therapy session, it’s important to:

  • Work with a physical therapist you trust and feel comfortable with. One of the most important elements in your treatment is the trust you build with your therapist.

  • Ask questions if you’re not sure about any part of your treatment plan.

  • Set clear, realistic goals you can measure.

  • Be honest about your pain tolerance.

  • Follow through on your home exercise plan. If you aren’t sure how to do an exercise, or how often, make sure you discuss this with your physical therapist.

  • Go to all of your appointments, even if you’re feeling better.

Physiotherapy at Nairobi Spine and Orthopaedic Centre

Let’s be honest… we’ve all wanted to rewind or pause the clock, or grumbled about the “normal” aches and pains associated with getting older. But what if those aches and pains don’t have to be a typical part of aging? Fortunately, with the help of your physical therapist, there are quite a few things you can do to promote healthy aging. 

Chronic pain doesn’t have to be something you learn to live with forever. Orthopedic physical therapy is the foundation of our practice. Our physical therapists are orthopedic specialists and experts in evaluating, treating, and managing patients with orthopedic conditions.

Interested in learning more about how our expert physical therapists can help ease the pain associated with aging, injuries, or surgery? Click here to schedule an appointment!

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