Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

Most orthopaedic injuries are caused by a repeated movement pattern that places continued stress on a tissue over a period of time. Of course, there are also single-incidence injuries. But the majority of the time, injuries manifest over time as pain, inflammation, stiffness, weakness, and tissue damage. At MOTI, we work to reduce pain and swelling with traditional methods such as manual therapy, ice, and compression therapy. But relieving symptoms of pain & inflammation is only one step in our thorough treatment process. We work to restore joint mobility with manual mobilizations as well as therapeutic exercises, and we restore strength and stability with therapeutic exercise. Our goal is to create an environment of healing in the body.

We treat each patient as a separate and unique case. Besides addressing the patient’s immediate symptoms and rehabilitating the injury at hand, we analyze their movement patterns to get to the underlying cause of the injury. We then work to correct those movement patterns and ultimately work to decrease the chance of the injury repeating. We also understand that complete recovery looks different for each individual patient, depending on the activities of their daily lives. With this understanding, we incorporate the patient’s lifestyle needs into their rehab…better preparing their joints, tissues, and neuromuscular system for their real-life demands. For example, a middle-aged male who works in an office during the week and likes to golf on the weekends will have a very different looking exercise program as part of his ACL rehab than an adolescent female gymnast would.

  1. Pre and Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
    We treat all orthopaedic surgeries…total joint replacement, hip labrum repairs, knee ligament reconstructions, shoulder rotator cuff repairs, meniscus repairs, shoulder labrum repairs, AC joint reconstructions, elbow reconstructions, foot and ankle reconstructions, and much more. We work closely with your surgeon to ensure the best possible outcomes and full return to function. Treatment often begins before the scheduled operation in order to pre-habilitate the injury. This ensures maximum range of motion and strength going into surgery in order to maximize outcomes after.
  2. Non-surgical Injury Rehabilitation
    There are many injuries that do not require surgery and can be treated with physical therapy, such as tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, shoulder impingement, lower back pain, hip impingement, hip bursitis, patellofemoral pain syndrome, and cervical radiculopathy. When you come to MOTI for your initial evaluation, you will be given a complete working diagnosis and we will identify the faulty biomechanics surrounding the issue. The treatment plan created will incorporate strategies and techniques to correct the biomechanical faults. (Here is a more extensive list of symptoms and conditions we treat… link to Item IV)
  3. Sports Rehab
    When working with athletes of all ages and levels, we effectively apply our knowledge of evidence-based Physical Therapy practice and Applied Functional Science to rehab the sports injury; and in the rehab process, we strive to prevent the occurrence of future injuries. We do not practice cookie cutter PT. We incorporate sport-specific movements into your therapeutic exercise to best prepare the neuromuscular system for return to sport.
  4. Athlete Movement Readiness Screening
    One of the most valuable applications of our 3-dimensional functional movement assessment is to identify harmful movement patterns and any propensity for injury before serious injury manifests. This way, we are able to develop a training plan to help the athlete improve their body mechanics and optimize performance. Schedule an injury screening to get a detailed personal analysis as well as an advised treatment plan. These sessions last 60 minutes.

If you are not injured, you can still work with a Doctor of Physical Therapy at MOTI. There is no movement expert who can better manage your ongoing wellness and fitness program.

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