Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Musculoskeletal/Orthopedic disorders affect more than one out of every two persons in the United States age 18 and over, and nearly three out of four age 65 and over. Orthopedics is a specialty in medicine that focuses on the correction of functional impairments of the musculoskeletal system, which includes bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and joints in the body. These types of injuries are often a result of overuse, trauma, and/or accidents. Orthopedic and sports physical therapy involves evaluation, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation to help people develop, restore and maintain movement and functional ability. Pick PT is dedicated to providing comprehensive and multidisciplinary care to enable your recovery after an injury.

At Pick PT, we provide excellent treatment for the following areas in the body:

  • Cervical
  • Thoracic
  • Shoulder
  • Elbow
  • Wrist & Hand
  • Lumbar
  • Pelvis
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Ankle & Foot

How orthopedic injuries/conditions affect an individual’s life:

Orthopedic injuries/conditions can affect an individuals life in many ways, including but not limited too:

  • Work/life balance
  • Social activity
  • Ability to perform normal daily activities
  • Psychosocial well-being
  • Fatigue due to increased energy expenditure
  • Injury in other areas of the body due to compensation

If you feel that you have experienced an orthopedic injury that is affecting your lifestyle in any way, a physical therapist at Pick PT can help determine the root cause of the problem and help get you back to living an elevated life!

What Causes the Condition

An orthopedic injury/condition can have many causes but may also be idiopathic in nature (i.e. idiopathic scoliosis). More often than not, there is a reason behind your injury and a physical therapist will perform various assessments to determine the root cause of your pain. Some of the more common causes of musculoskeletal/orthopedic conditions include, but are not limited to:

  • Trauma
  • Overuse
  • Accidents
  • Poor body mechanics
  • Hyper/Hypo joint laxity
  • Muscle weakness

What Pick PT Does to Help

At Pick PT we specialize in treating Orthopedic injuries. Our evaluation process goes beyond the typical localized assessment of pain to also examine the additional effects that an injury or illness can have on posture and global body mechanics. We also take care to explore the various possible causes of the immediate problem that brings a client to our office – some of which may be rooted in mechanical patterns that have existed for a prolonged period of time. We treat bones, joints and muscles, in a manner that recognizes the global relationships between parts of the body and between different body systems. We understand that injury to one body part not only affects that specific structure, but also the way that the whole body moves. Effectively treating global musculoskeletal function results in better rehabilitation outcomes and reduces the risks of repeated injury. Our customized treatments will assist patients in returning to daily functions and desired daily physical activities as soon as possible. Your customized physical therapy program will help you efficiently achieve therapy goals and optimized results. Pick PT knows this is the best way to help you continue living an Elevated Life!

Orthopedic PT FAQs

How should I dress?

You should wear loose fitting clothing so you can expose the area that we will be evaluating and treating. For example, if you have a knee problem, it is best to wear shorts. For a shoulder problem, a tank top is a good choice, and for low back problems, wear a loose fitting shirt and pants, again so we can perform a thorough examination.

Is physical therapy painful?

For many patients, one of the primary objectives is pain relief. This is frequently accomplished with hands-on techniques, modalities such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and/or heat or cold therapy. Movement often provides pain relief as well. Your physical therapist will provide you with the appropriate exercises not only for pain relief but to recover range of motion, strength, and endurance. In some cases, physical therapy techniques can be painful. For example, recovering knee range of motion after total knee replacement or shoulder range of motion after shoulder surgery may be painful. Your physical therapist will utilize a variety of techniques to help maximize your treatment goals. It is important that you communicate the intensity, frequency, and duration of pain to your therapist. Without this information, it is difficult for the therapist to adjust your treatment plan.

How many visits will I need?

This is highly variable. You may need one visit or you may need months of care. It depends on your diagnosis, the severity of your impairments, your past medical history, etc. You will be re-evaluated on a monthly basis and when you see your doctor, we will provide you with a progress report with our recommendations.

Reach out to the Orthopedic Physical Therapists at Pick PT Today!

Our evaluation process goes beyond the typical localized assessment of pain to also examine the additional effects that an injury or illness can have on posture and global body movement. We also take care to explore the various possible causes of the immediate problem that brings a client to our office – some of which may be rooted in mechanical patterns that have existed for a prolonged period of time. We treat bonesjoints and muscles, in a manner that recognizes the global relationships between parts of the body and between different body systems. We understand that injury to one body part not only affects that specific structure, but also the way that the whole body moves. Effectively treating global musculoskeletal function results in better rehabilitation outcomes and reduces the risks of repeated injury. Our customized treatments will assist patients in returning to daily functions and desired daily physical activities as soon as possible.

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Rexburg

526 First American Cir
Rexburg, ID 83440

Mon & Wed 7am-7pm
Tues & Thurs 8am-12pm
Friday 7am-6pm

Rigby

711 Rigby Lake Dr Suite 102
Rigby, ID 83442

Mon, Wed, & Fri 7am-7pm
Tues & Thurs 8am-12pm

Idaho Falls

2277 E Lincoln Rd
Idaho Falls, ID 83401

Mon, Wed & Fri
7am-7pm