Orthopedic Physical Therapy
At Fox Valley Physical Therapy and Wellness, physical therapy for orthopedic conditions addresses issues associated with your muscles and skeletal system. While many people are familiar with this type of therapy, you may have unanswered questions. Here are a few we hear often.
What conditions can orthopedic physical therapy help?
There are many issues with muscles, bones and connective tissue that respond well to orthopedic physical therapy. Some examples are:
- Chronic pain
- Issues with posture
- Pelvic pain
- Shoulder pain and stiffness
- Recovery from surgery
- Work injuries
- Jaw issues like TMJ
- Plantar fasciitis
What types of physical therapy are good for orthopedic conditions?
There are several treatments that work well for orthopedic issues.
Manual physical therapy treatment includes soft tissue massage, stretching and joint mobilization.
Neuromuscular re-education helps you find new and better ways of moving when you have a chronic condition or are recovering from an injury.
Stretching and strengthening exercises help repair injured tissue and prevent future injury.
AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill therapy – One of the many unique therapies we offer at Fox Valley Physical Therapy and Wellness is the AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill. The AlterG® uses air pressure to reduce the effects of gravity on your body as you walk or run. That reduction of gravity reduces the load of your body weight on your joints and feet. With less weight to bear, your muscles and joints can move, free of significant restriction and pain. You’re able to gradually rebuild your strength, range of motion and fitness to your previous level and beyond.
Mild electrical stimulation and ultrasound help by increasing blood flow and reducing pain.
Do I need to have an injury or surgery to qualify for physical therapy for my orthopedic condition?
Lots of people think orthopedic physical therapy is only for rehabbing an injury or recovering from surgery. But the highly trained team at Fox Valley Physical Therapy and wellness can help in other ways. If you have back pain or chronic achiness throughout your body, you have conditions that can improve with physical therapy.
You don’t necessarily need a diagnosis from your doctor. A comprehensive evaluation by our physical therapists can determine whether physical therapy can help. And, if it can, we’ll develop a plan that’s specific to your situation. Your personal therapist will work closely with you to help you get back to doing the things you love without pain or discomfort.
I came to physical therapy with a skeptic view as to its benefits having had prior experiences that didn’t always work out with other injuries. Following my podiatrist’s recommendation, I went to see Chris, gave PT another chance, and was thrilled by the results. I arrived...
My daughter first began seeing Mary Kelly at the age of 16 months, after her first of four major orthopaedic surgeries. It was clear in the beginning that Mary is no ordinary physical therapist. Over the four years that my daughter has been Mary’s client we have always found her to be a kind,...
- Shelby M.
Chris and Mary provide a very caring and motivating environment for the patients. They also instill a very collaborative approach that benefits the patient. Highly skilled in their respective specialties with the ultimate goal of helping you. ...
- Karin H.
My daughter has severe physical disability and has been treated by Mary Kelly for the last 8 years. Mary provides professional knowledge, detailed explanations, and compassionate care. She is absolutely the best in the Chicago area! ...
- Kim L.
Mary Kelly has been working with our son for over a year now. Thanks to her incredible insight, she has been able to unravel several issues that no other therapist had even identified. With her perspective, patience, and extensive experience, Mary has given our son the opportunity to overcome his...
- Kathy M.
I saw Chris Kelly for physical therapy after an ACL injury and was really pleased with the quality of care that I received. As an active person, it was very important to me to be able to return to all the things I had done prior to the injury. Chris treated me as a partner in my care and made my...
- Rose Ann D.
If you are looking for a private, personalized and professional physical therapist, Fox Valley Physical Therapy and Wellness is the choice for you. Both Chris and Mary Kelly are knowledgeable, caring and dedicated. I arrived with severe pain and difficulty walking and standing and have shown...
- Barbara W.
I am very glad that I came to Fox Valley Physical Therapy and Wellness. I began physical therapy with Chris Kelly for a torn hamstring in October 2011. The injury was not healing well and my doctor advised “immediate and aggressive physical therapy” or he believed I would lose the use of my...
- John A.
Intense discomfort in the hip area made walking difficult and disallowed my main hobby: golf. Chris Kelly, through careful listening and knowledgeable probing questions, discovered the true source of the pain and created a regime to treat the offending area as well as promote flexibility and...
- Stephen Frost
“Mary Kelly has been working with our son for over a year now. Thanks to her incredible insight, she has been able to unravel several issues that no other therapist had even identified. With her perspective, patience, and extensive experience, Mary has given our son the opportunity to overcome...
- Kathy M.
You feel all their efforts are directed toward resolving your problem. They’re some of the BEST in physical therapy. I would definitely recommend patients to them for treatment. ...
- Mary C.
Our team of therapists provides clinical expertise to thoroughly evaluate and diagnose the problem behind the symptoms.
Our therapists offer their clinical expertise to thoroughly evaluate and diagnose the problem behind the symptoms.