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Physical Therapy Specialist

Valdosta Orthopedic Associates

Spine & Sports Medicine & Orthopedics located in Valdosta, GA

To support healing after an injury or surgery, you may need physical therapy. Valdosta Orthopedic Associates in Valdosta, Georgia, is a full-service orthopedic practice that offers in-office physical therapy. The team of physical therapists works closely with you and your orthopedic physician to help you get back to your active lifestyle as quickly and safely as possible. Call the office or book an appointment online today.

Physical Therapy Q & A

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy is an area of medicine that focuses on improving physical function to maintain, improve, or restore mobility and independence. Physical therapists use various tools and techniques to assess strength, flexibility, and coordination of your musculoskeletal system.

Based on the assessment, they develop exercise programs to restore mobility, reduce pain, and improve quality of life. 

Valdosta Orthopedic Associates has multiple physical therapists on-site. These physical therapists provide the personalized care you need to meet your musculoskeletal problem and functional goals. 

The orthopedic practice includes physical therapists that specialize in pediatric orthopedics.  

Who benefits from physical therapy?

The team at Valdosta Orthopedic Associates includes physical therapy as part of the treatment plan for many musculoskeletal conditions. Your provider may refer you to the on-site physical therapist for management of your:

  • Back pain
  • Knee pain
  • Hand pain
  • Neck pain
  • Sacroiliac joint pain
  • Sports injury
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Workers’ compensation injury

The team may also recommend physical therapy following any surgical procedure, such as joint replacement, shoulder surgery, or spine surgery. Physical therapy following surgical procedures reduces post-surgical pain and supports a faster recovery. 

The physical therapy team at Valdosta Orthopedic Associates includes athletic trainers who provide care for professional sports teams, as well as college and high school athletes.

What are some of the physical therapy services?

Valdosta Orthopedic Associates is a state-of-the-art orthopedic practice that offers many innovative physical therapy services. Some of the therapies include:

Dry needling

Dry needling is similar to acupuncture and eases muscle pain to improve mobility.

Aquatic therapy

Aquatic therapy is a form of physical therapy that takes place in water. This type of therapy eases stress and strain on the body while improving balance, coordination, and strength. 

Proprioceptive training

Joint pain and injuries may affect your proprioception or your sense of joint positioning. Poor proprioception may make your joint feel unstable. With proprioceptive training at Valdosta Orthopedic Associates, the physical therapists use special exercises to improve joint stability.  

Manual therapy

During manual therapy, your physical therapist uses hands-on techniques to move joints, stretch muscles, and perform passive exercises.

Post-operative joint mobilization

After joint replacement surgery, your physical therapist uses post-operative joint mobilization to restore mobility, reduce pain, and speed-up your recovery. 

For expert physical therapy care from an experienced team, call Valdosta Orthopedic Associates or book an appointment online today.