Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy

At Colorado In Motion, we specialize in non-operative and post-surgical orthopaedic care. Our physical therapists are leaders in the field and include board-certified and fellowship-trained specialists. Most importantly, we tailor our expertise to meet your needs and goals for health with personalized plans for each patient.

How Orthopaedic Manual PT Works

Through Orthopaedic Manuel PT, our team emphasizes the prevention, identification, assessment, minimization, and correction of pain and disability due to acute or prolonged musculoskeletal impairment. This includes post-surgical as well as non-surgical conditions. The goal of treatment is to promote optimal health and function using a variety of interventions to diminish pain, impairments, and disability associated with orthopaedic disorders.

Examples of some commonly used interventions include manual physical therapy, therapeutic exercise, as well as ergonomic intervention, and education. Therapists who are board-certified as Orthopaedic Clinical Specialists by the American Physical Therapy Association are optimally trained and educated to effectively deal with orthopaedic disorders.

Is Orthopaedic Manual PT right for you?

We using Orthopaedic Manual PT to treat the following issues: 

  • Low-back and neck pain
  • Muscle-tension headaches
  • General arthritic complaints
  • Hip and knee osteoarthritis
  • Shoulder pain
  • Muscle strains
  • Joint sprains

Specific diagnoses, such as ACL sprains and tears, patellofemoral pain syndrome, meniscus tears, hip and shoulder labral tears, plantar fasciitis, bunions, achilles tendonitis, ankle sprains, and strains, rotator cuff tears, shoulder impingement syndrome, frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis), golfer’s elbow or tennis elbow (epicondylitis), wrist pain or carpal tunnel syndrome are particularly improved with our treatments. 

In addition, post-surgical rehabilitation is critical for a successful recovery from operations, such as anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, total hip and knee replacement, shoulder decompression, laminectomies, discectomies, and fracture and tendon repairs.

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Here’s what some of our patients had to say

I am 100% cured. No more numbness in my fingers. I don’t even need to wear my brace at night anymore. Your recommended equipment and posture changes did the trick. Thanks so much!

five stars Rob, Fort Collins Rob, Fort Collins

Our son was 9+ weeks premature and required physical therapy to help with his gross motor skills. Jessica Albers was our therapist and she was wonderful. She gave us the tools to help our son develop and he is now a very active little two year old. We would recommend Jessica to any parents with…

five stars Aaron Biesemeier Aaron Biesemeier

I was referred to CIM for some calf and Achilles issues a few months after a bad strain. I had the pleasure of working with Derek Haverley to resolve it. Derek took time explaining to me how dry needling could help the situation, the results were amazing. It took about 4-5 sessions of dry needling…

five stars Jill Fox Jill Fox

From the very first treatment with Tim I knew I was on the road to recovery. A combination of dry needling, manipulation, home exercises relieved my chronic leg pain caused by a herniated disk. I was in severe pain and limited mobility for more than 3 years. I’ve had 4 treatments and I’m back on…

five stars Joe Joe

Tim has been helping me deal with various running and cycling injuries for a couple of years. They have included hip, back, calf, and knee issues. The at-home exercises he recommended helped so much, and I am now running and cycling pain free. He also recommended a specific strength training program. I am so grateful…

five stars Sheri Sheri

I was in a horrible car accident and had tried many specialized treatments for pain and pain management for more than a year before it was suggested (by a foot doctor) to have Physical Therapy at CIM. Three months ago I started working with David at the College/Harmony facility. What a difference he has made…

five stars Carol carol

Through a combination of dry needling and exercises, Terry had my lower back pain gone within a few weeks. His approach to care is great — educate the patient, give ’em the necessary tools, and the healing happens.

five stars Chris Ketterman Chris Ketterman

Terry is phenomenal. I’m a runner that has been working on a variety of issues for quite a while and I very recently saw Terry. I’ve had chronic Plantar Fasciitis and Terry has gotten it taken care of. His use of ASTYM has been great and my return to running has been much faster than…

five stars Jim Haselmaier Jim Haselmaier

I worked with John Zapanta this fall for joint pain and had terrific results. I was often amazed with the progress made. John’s personality, talent and enthusiasm regarding my recovery made the process more enjoyable than I would have thought possible. I was impressed that he often would follow up with an e-mail with photos…

five stars Cynthia Coogan Cynthia Coogan

I was referred to Colorado Physical Therapy Specialists and saw John. He was very helpful in easing the pain in my shoulder and gave me exercises to do at home in short increments of time that would fit into my schedule, but would still accomplish the goal. He will listen to any concerns, is very…

five stars Carol Metzner Carol Metzner

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Schedule an appointment or call us at (970) 221-1201.

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