When to Seek Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Services

Let’s start with the spelling: is it orthopaedic, or orthopedic? In truth, both spellings are accurate. The more common spelling, of course, is orthopedic (at least here in Northern Colorado), but regardless of how it’s spelled, this word refers to the branch of medicine that deals with the musculoskeletal system. Anything that deals with correcting impairments related to your muscles, your bones, and the connective tissues that attach to these systems falls under the umbrella of orthopaedic (or orthopedic!) physical therapy services.

What Is Orthopaedic Rehabilitation?

This form of treatment is used by physical therapists and related health specialists when a patient has experienced an injury, or has undergone a surgical procedure, affecting his or her musculoskeletal system.

You may be wondering, what specific regions make up this system? The major regions and components are your:

  • Bones
  • Muscles
  • Tendons
  • Joints
  • Ligaments
  • Cartilage

Injuries and surgeries affecting these areas require orthopaedic rehabilitation to speed up healing, minimize pain, and ensure that proper healing takes place.

Orthopedic rehabilitation (yes, we went back to the spelling we’re most comfortable with!) can address and alleviate symptoms associated with your knees, shoulders, hips, neck, back, elbows, wrists, and more.

Who Might Benefit From This Therapy?

People of all ages have benefited from orthopedic physical therapy services. From active to less active individuals, orthopedic rehabilitation offers benefits that other treatments may not be able to address as readily. Here are just some examples of who can be treated through this therapy:

  • Tennis players and golfers, who are prone to repetitive motion injuries;
  • Football players, current and former, who suffer from shoulder and knee injuries;
  • Construction workers, house cleaners, warehouse workers, and landscapers, who may be prone to back, shoulder, knee, and neck pain due to the physical demands of their jobs;
  • Office workers, writers, artists, and assemblers, who use the small muscles of their hands extensively and may experience hand, wrist, arm, or neck pain;
  • College and high school students, who often have to carry heavy backpacks that put a strain on their young backs, shoulders, and spines;
  • Individuals who have had, or are soon facing, replacement or reconstruction surgery (such as hip replacement, knee replacement, ankle reconstruction, ligament repairs, and so on);
  • Anyone else who engages in either rigorous physical activity or repetitive motion tasks, or who is dealing with old injuries that have not healed properly.

Do you think you might benefit from orthopedic services? If you have been dealing with any type of pain that may be caused by some type of musculoskeletal impairment, there’s an excellent chance that orthopedic rehabilitation can alleviate your symptoms and bring you the level of relief you’re looking for.

What Do Physical Therapy Clinics Offer?

You can find orthopedic specialists at a reputable physical therapy clinic. Physical therapists receive ample education and training that prepares them to address issues related to bones, muscles, ligaments, joints, and more. After any type of injury, illness, or surgical procedure that affects the musculoskeletal system, a physical therapist can apply orthopedic rehabilitation therapies to help you recover more quickly and experience less pain. The goal is to restore your range of motion and bring you back to healthy activity levels in the gentlest, yet most effective, manner possible.

What You’ll Find At Colorado In Motion

Our specialists at Colorado In Motion are here to help you through our excellent physical therapy services, including those that fall under the orthopedic category. We encourage you to visit one of our Northern Colorado locations and seek treatment whenever you’re experiencing any of the following:

  • Pain, aches, tingling sensations, or numbness that may be due to past or present injuries or ongoing repetitive motion tasks;
  • Limited range of motion in any part of your body;
  • Nagging chronic pain that may be associated with your muscles, bones, or connective tissues;
  • Intermittent pain associated with your musculoskeletal system;
  • Pain or limited motion following surgeries that affected your muscles or bones.

At Colorado In Motion, you’ll find compassionate health providers who specialize in physical therapy, occupational therapy, sports physical therapy, pediatric therapy, and more. Here, you’ll have access to the right specialists trained to offer prompt relief and effective treatment on a wide range of symptoms that stem from different conditions and issues.

If you are dealing with muscle, bone, joint, or ligament pain, reach out to us today. We strive to accommodate you by offering appointments in several Northern Colorado locations, for your convenience. Our facilities are comfortable, and our compassionate, friendly staff is ready to work with you to alleviate your symptoms of pain while restoring your mobility. Give us a call today. You’ll find us in Old Town, South Fort Collins, East Fort Collins, and Windsor. We are ready to assist you!