Whether it is a sprain, strain, fracture or more severe orthopedic condition
such as Osteoarthritis, Bursitis, ACL Tear etc., physical therapy helps
to ensure a faster and healthier recovery for the patient. It is also
effective in restoring the joint’s range of motion and strength
after a surgical procedure. When combined with orthopedic treatment, physical
therapy can be helpful to improve the overall health of an individual.
The therapists evaluate the fitness level and specific health problem
experienced by the patient to formulate a personalized as well as effective
Given below are some common
physical therapy techniques and the benefits they offer:
General Orthopedics Rehabilitation: This form of physical therapy is aimed at helping patients recover faster
from orthopedic injury or surgery. The therapists focus on encouraging
active participation of the patients for maximum results of physical therapy.
Sports Injury Prevention: It aims at helping athletes maintain their form for better performance
in sports. It also involves strength and resistance training to prevent
injuries on field as well as during the practice sessions.
Occupational Therapy: In this, the physical therapists diagnose and treat conditions that prove
to be an obstruction in an individual’s daily activities. These
may include walking, sitting, running, climbing stairs and other physical tasks.
Functional Capacity Evaluations: The physical therapists perform functional capacity evaluations
to determine the patient’s ability to return to work following an
injury or surgery. With functional capacity evaluations, the patient can
work more productively while minimizing the risk of recurrent injuries.
Hand Therapy: It is beneficial in relieving pain in the hand or upper limbs. The therapy
may be recommended for patients with various orthopedic conditions such
as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Repetitive Motion Disorder, ligament tears,
Tennis Elbow, Rotator Cuff Tear etc. With hand therapy, patients can restore
the normal functionality of the upper limb and strengthen the muscles
to prevent further injuries.
Custom Splinting: This is also aimed at treating orthopedic conditions affecting the upper
extremity joints. With the help of a splint, the therapists restrict the
movement of the injured joint to avoid any jerky movement or excessive
stress. This helps to prevent further damage to the joint and boost the
The physical therapists at OrthoTexas provide comprehensive rehabilitation
services to the patients across McKinney, TX. To schedule an appointment with the
physical therapists, you can call at (972) 727 – 9995 or visit 7300 Eldorado Parkway,
Suites 165/165A, McKinney, TX 75070.