Orthopedic Physical Therapy Specialist

Advantage Physical Therapy -  - Physical Therapist

Advantage Physical Therapy

Physical Therapists located in Falls Church, VA

The therapists at Advantage Physical Therapy, located in Falls Church, Virginia, provide orthopedic physical therapy services to patients from the Washington, DC Metro area.

Orthopedic Physical Therapy Q & A

What is orthopedic physical therapy?

Orthopedic physical therapy is the treatment of issues with the musculoskeletal system including muscles, bones, ligaments and tendons. These treatments help patients who have difficulty moving due to injury or illness. The limited mobility can be the result of an accident, sports injury, a chronic condition, or a post-surgical occurrence. Patients usually have some kind of weakness that can be improved with specific targeted workouts. The activities and exercises used can help to increase mobility and to relieve pain and discomfort. Orthopedic physical therapy also helps to improve a patient’s physical function. The goal is to make it easier for a patient to complete necessary, everyday tasks and activities. The therapists at Advantage Physical Therapy believe that the patient plays an integral role in recovery and rehabilitation, and work diligently to educate their patients about how to treat and care for themselves at home.

What types of treatments are included in orthopedic physical therapy?

There are a variety of options available for patients including:

  • Exercises designed to improve strength, coordination, flexibility, and endurance. They might include stretching, lifting weights, walking, and aerobics.
  • Manual therapy including massage, mobilization, and manipulation by a licensed physical therapist are manual therapy techniques which help to increase the range of motion and reduce pain.
  • Education about lifestyle changes to help a patient to change certain activities or postures can help to reduce discomfort and prevent re-injury. This could involve crutches and making the home safer for a person with balance or strength issues or instruction on taking more regular exercise at home to build strength and balance.

How can orthopedic physical therapy help?

The highly trained and experienced therapists at Advantage Physical Therapy can help patients after an injury to reduce pain and regain a normal range of motion with orthopedic physical therapy. Rehab will also improve flexibility and strength after the injury. Chronic conditions are helped by orthopedic physical therapy as well. The providers will work with the patient to set up goals and work at them over time. These patients will often have to rebuild their strength or relearn how to complete some physical tasks and movements.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Advantage Physical Therapy, we accept most major medical insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office and ask for Elyse or Nicole if you do not see your insurance provider listed below.

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Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Medicare
Tricare