Orthopedic Physical Therapy


Orthopedic Physical Therapy focusses on the treatment of diseases and injuries to the musculoskeletal system. Individuals in need of treatment often have conditions that have adversely affected muscles, bones, tendons and/or ligaments.

Our physical therapists have expertise in treating orthopedic conditions including, but not limited to:

Ankle & Foot
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Achilles’ Tendinopathy
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Foot Sprains
  • Gastrocnemius or Calf Strain
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Posterior Tibialis Tendinopathy
  • Shin Splints
  • Turf Toe
  • Common Peroneal Neuritis
  • Chondral Lesion
  • Degenerative Meniscal Tears
  • Grade I & II Ligament Sprains
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osgood-Schlatters
  • Patella Subluxation
  • Patella Tendinopathy or Jumper’s Knee
  • Patello-Femoral Pain Syndrome
  • Plica Syndrome
  • Poor Lower Extremity Mechanics

​Hip & Thigh

  • Chondral lesions
  • Groin Strain
  • Hamstring Strain
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Flexor Strain
  • Hip Joint Impingement
  • ITB Friction Syndrome
  • Osteitis Pubis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Quadriceps Strain
  • Trochanteric Bursitis

​Lumbar (Low Back)

  • Acute Lumbar Strain
  • Degenerative Disc/Joint Disease
  • Discogenic Low Back Pain
  • Facet Joint Pain/Syndrome
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Muscle Strain
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Pregnancy Related Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylosis/Spondylolisthesis


  • Costochondritis
  • Intercostal Muscle Strain
  • Postural back Pain
  • Thoracic Strain
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome


  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Strain
  • Cervical Stenosis
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Disc related Neck Pain
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Scapular Dyskinesis
  • Tension Headaches
  • Trapezius Strain
  • Torticollis
  • Whiplash


  • AC/SC Joint Injuries
  • Adhesive Capsulitis/Frozen Shoulder
  • Arthritis
  • Bicipital Tendonitis
  • Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Forward Shoulder Postural Deviation
  • Impingement Syndrome
  • Instability
  • Rotator Cuff Syndrome
  • Scapular Dyskinesis
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Dislocation/Subluxation
  • Sub-acromial Bursitis


  • Bicep/Tricep Strain
  • Bicep/Tricep Tendinopathy
  • Chondral Lesions
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dislocations
  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • Little League Elbow
  • Pronator Syndrome
  • Radial Head Fracture
  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Ulnar Neuritis​


  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Colles Fracture
  • DeQuervains Syndrome
  • Finger Ligament Sprain
  • Wrist Sprains

Our therapist, with input from you and your referring physician, will develop a treatment plan customized to your needs that may include:
  • Therapeutic exercise to increase your strength, flexibility, and endurance
  • Manual therapy to increase joint and muscle alignment and mobility
  • Muscle re-education to improve patterns of movement and body awareness
  • Education on self-care strategies for what you can do to help yourself for the present and future
  • Modalities for pain relief including cryotherapy, electrical stimulation, moist heat, and ultrasound
  • Mechanical Traction for the cervical spine and lumbar spine

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