The source of some injuries is all too obvious: that snap when you twisted your wrist wrong, for example. Many injuries aren’t so specific, though – they can be caused by an adjustment from a long-healed injury, a disease, or post-surgery complications. General orthopedics is the catch-all for injuries that are less specific, but no less painful.
We’ll evaluate what’s wrong using a thorough assessment of your current range of motion. Then we’ll design an individualized program to help you decrease pain, improve your range of motion and flexibility, increase strength and return you to your former activity level.
General orthopedic issues in the muscles, bones, ligaments and tendons of the body can arise any number of ways. Often you’ll come to the general orthopedic program if you aren’t entirely sure how the injury occurred, but the pain has become too strong to ignore. Once we diagnose your injury, we can usually also tell you the probable cause and help you avoid re-injuring yourself in the future.
Your treatment will depend on your injury, but frequent treatment techniques include myofascial release, soft tissue mobilization, nerve mobilization, joint mobilization, therapeutic exercises, stretching including Active Release Technique, proprioceptive and balance training, hot/cold packs, ultrasound, massage, and electrical stimulation. We always create a take-home program that will put you back in command of your own rehabilitation, as well.