Great Lakes Physical Therapy
Great Lakes Orthopedics and Sports Medicine’s Physical Therapy Department specializes in Orthopedic and Sports physical therapy.
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Great Lakes Physical Therapy
Great Lakes Orthopedics and Sports Medicine’s Physical Therapy Department specializes in Orthopedic and Sports physical therapy. The Physical Therapists are experts in the provision of care for those individuals of all ages with disorders or dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic and Sports physical therapists are skilled in the diagnosis, management, and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders. They are experts in the assessment of movement and can help individuals move better, often with less pain, through skilled manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and patient education.
In addition the Sports physical therapy component is a specialized practice that focuses on prevention, evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, and performance enhancement of the physically active individual. This includes pre-participation screenings, equipment recommendations, prescribed fitness programs, and much more. Sports physical therapists incorporate the most current research into their practice to help the active individual fully participate in sports.
Professional Physical Therapy Services
The following health conditions are managed by our orthopedic and sports physical therapists:
- Management of acute sports injuries
- Low back and neck pain
- Rotator cuff injuries and other shoulder problems
- Plantar fasciitis
- Post-operative rehabilitation from orthopedic surgical procedures
- Muscle strains
- Joint sprains/pain/swelling, including knee and ankle injuries
- Chronic pain
- Tennis/golfer’s elbow
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Performance enhancement
- Injury prevention
- Great Lakes Orthopedics and Sports Medicine’s physical therapists are evidence-based health care professionals who offer cost-effective treatment that improves mobility and relieves pain, reduces the need for surgery and prescription drugs, and allows patients to participate in a recovery plan designed for their specific needs.
Improve Mobility & Motion
Our physical therapists are experts in improving mobility and motion. Pain-free movement is crucial to your quality of daily life, your ability to earn a living, your ability to pursue your favorite leisure activities, and so much more.
Movement is essential to physical activity, which is necessary to prevent obesity, which is responsible for at least 18% of US adult deaths.
Mobility is crucial for physical independence, and studies suggest that walking alone can reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, hip fracture, and knee arthritis, among other benefits.
Consistent movement is vital to maintaining a healthy balance system, which can help prevent costly falls.
Avoid Surgery and Prescription Drugs
While surgery and prescription drugs can be the best course of treatment for certain diagnoses, there is increasing evidence demonstrating that conservative treatments like physical therapy can be equally effective (and cheaper) for many conditions.
Low back pain is routinely over-treated despite abundant evidence that physical therapy is a cost-effective treatment that often avoids advanced imaging scans like MRIs that increase the cost of care and the likelihood for surgery and injections.
Physical therapy has proven as effective as surgery for meniscal tears and knee osteoarthritis, rotator cuff tears, spinal stenosis, and degenerative disk disease, among other conditions.