Orthopedic Injuries

Orthopedic Injuries

Our goal is early, rapid return to optimal function for a variety of different conditions such as rotator cuff repair, meniscus repair, hip arthroscopy, ACL repair and foot/ankle surgeries to name a few.

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Common conditions include:

  • Spinal disc lesions and radiculopathy
  • Arthritis – A result of the aging process – wearing of the joint surfaces.
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis and Repair – 4 small muscles at the shoulder which stabilize the ball in the shoulder socket. Pain is usually due to overload, overuse or arthritis. It can often respond well to conservative therapy. Manual therapy early post-surgery yields an excellent response.
  • Plantar Fasciitis – A strain of the connective fiber connecting the heel bone to the toes, which supports the arch of the foot. Responds well to early intervention; can be challenging due to demands of daily walking and standing in everyday life.
  • Bursitis- Irritation of the structure protecting the bone or joint. (example: Trochanteric Bursitis which is a condition of the hip)
  • AC Joint Sprain – Instability of the clavicle attachment onto the scapula.
  • Medial and Lateral Epicondylitis – Irritation of the wrist extensor and flexor tendons.
  • Muscle Tears -May occur in any muscle – responds well to manual therapy; the earlier the intervention the more effective the treatment.
  • SI Joint Dysfunction – Pain at the lower spine junction onto the pelvis.
  • Piriformis Syndrome – Gluteal muscle group – often affects the sciatic nerve.
  • Hamstring Strain – Posterior thigh – can fail at the origin, mid portion and insertion of the muscle. Responds well to early aggressive treatment.
  • Patellar Tendonitis – Irritation of the tendon which transmits the force of the quadriceps (thigh/largest muscle in the body) onto the tibia.
  • Ligament Sprain – Overload of fibers which hold connects two bones (example: ACL, MCL ligaments at the knee, lateral ligaments of the ankle)
  • Carpel Tunnel Syndrome – Constriction of the median nerve and artery due to swelling under the flexor band which constricts these structures.
  • TMJ Dysfunction – Pain in the jaw, chewing, clicking, difficulty opening.
  • De Quervain’s syndrome (Tenosynovitis) – Pain of the tendons at the base of the thumb
  • Quadriceps Tendon Repair – Surgical repair of the tendon connecting the powerful quadriceps muscle onto the kneecap (patella).
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries and Disorders
  • Whiplash – Due to rapid deceleration of the neck with motor vehicle accidents. *Responds very well to early intervention and manual therapy techniques. Best done the day of or after the accident BEFORE stiffening sets in.
  • Accident and Work-related Injuries.
  • Over-use Syndromes
  • Postural Dysfunction and other Postural-related Disorders
  • Muscle Imbalance and Weakness – Usually due to sickness or hospitalization
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