Orthopedic Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy for Hip Pain
Hip pain is a common problem that your physical therapist can evaluate and treat.
Special Tests for Shoulder Pain
Learn about the special tests for the shoulder that your physical therapist may perform to help diagnose your painful shoulder condition.
Joint replacement is a surgical procedure that replaces an injured or arthritic joint with a prosthesis, or artificial joint. Learn more about joint replacements in this article.
Plantar fasciitis is an overuse injury that affects the bottom surface of the feet. Learn about the risk factors and treatment options here.
Bursitis describes an inflamation of the fluid filled sacs that cushion joints.
Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical techinque used in many orthopedic surgeries. Learn more about arthroscopy in this article from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Thoracic outlet syndrome occurs from compression of neurovascular structures in the neck. Review the symptoms and three common areas of compression in this profile.
Special Tests for the Knee
There are four special tests for the knee. Each test evaluates the four ligaments of the knee. Learn the names of these tests and how to perform them.
Chondromalacia, a condition of the knee joint, describes a softening of the cartilage behind the patella.
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. It occurs with age due to decreased cartilage between the bones of the joint. Learn more about osteoarthritis in this article.
Tendonitis- Definition, Causes, Treatment
Tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendons, structures that attatch muscle to bone. Overuse is the most common cause of tendonitis. Learn the causes, symptoms, and treatment of tendonitis.
All About Orthopedics
About orthopedics is a great place to start learning more on the many conditions affecting our muscles and joints.
Questions To Ask Before Undergoing Total Hip Replacement Surgery
Considering a total hip replacement? Ask yourself and your orthopedist these questions before undergoing surgery.
Exercising Your New Hip
Exercising after total hip replacement surgery is important for a fast recovery. Review five exercises that should be performed for the first eight weeks after surgery.
Virtual Knee Replacement Surgery - For the Physical Therapy Student
Go into the operating room with an orthopedic surgeon and assist in performing a total knee replacement!
Prevent Weakness After a Total Knee Replacement
Exercising daily is the best way to prevent muscular weakness after a total knee replacement. Review four simple exercises that will help strengthen your muscles after surgery.
Phonophoresis in Physical Therapy
Phonophoresis is used in physical therapy to help decrease inflammation and pain after injury. But does phonophoresis really work?
Physical Therapy after a Shoulder Labrum Tear
A torn shoulder labrum may require physical therapy to help improve your ability to fully move your arm.
Manual Cervical Traction in Physical Therapy
Your physical therapist may use manual cervical traction to help treat your neck pain.
Share Your Rehabilitation Story after Ankle Fracture
If you have broken your ankle and attended physical therapy, share your story with others about how your rehab went.
Tendon Gliding Exercises for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Learn how to perform tendon gliding exercises for carpal tunnel syndrome.
Causes of Hip Pain
A review of the many causes of hip pain.
Types of Electrical Stimulation Used in Physical Therapy
Various types of electrical stimulation are used for different purposes in physical therapy.
Medications Used During Iontophoresis in Physical Therapy
Iontophoresis is a method to introduce medication into your body using electrical stimulation.
Physical Therapy for Shoulder Pain
Learn about the causes of shoulder pain and how physical therapy can help treat shoulder pain.
Muscle Strength Measurement
Measuring the strength of your muscles can help your physical therapist determine the best treatment for you.
Therapeutic Ultrasound in Physical Therapy
Learn what therapeutic ultrasound is and how it is used as part of a physical therapy program.
Ice Bottle Massage for Plantar Fasciitis
Learn how to do the ice bottle massage to help decrease foot pain from plantar fasciitis.
What is Causing Your Neck Pain?
Learn the causes of neck pain and how physical therapy may be able to help.
Physical Therapy for Neck Pain
Learn how physical therapy can help you eliminate your neck pain and return to normal acitvity function.
Continuous Passive Motion after a Total Knee Replacement
Continuous passive motion may be used to improve your range of motion following total knee replacment surgery.
Physical Therapy in the Hospital after a Total Knee Replacement
Find out what to expect from physical therapy in the hospital after a total knee replacment.
How Do I Know If I Have a Frozen Shoulder?
Learn how your physical therapist or doctor diagnoses a frozen shoulder.