Orthopaedic physical therapy is a form of physical therapy that aims to improve weakened or injured components within the musculoskeletal system through non-invasive treatments such as exercising and stretching. This type of therapy works with all of the bones, joints, ligaments and muscles throughout the body. Commonly used in sports medicine to improve recovery, orthopaedic physical therapy is an important part of post-surgery rehabilitation. It also helps ease symptoms of chronic joint or bone ailments, such as arthritis.
At Princeton Bone & Joint, we treat a broad range of orthopaedic conditions, including injuries that occur at work, on the field, or as a result of an automobile accident. We also work with patients dealing with trauma and overuse injuries.
Physical therapy after surgery is extremely important for ensuring a full recovery. In addition to many other benefits, post-surgical rehabilitation can also help you regain full range of motion in the affected area. Princeton Bone & Joint specializes in physical therapy for total joint replacements and partial tears of muscles and ligaments. Surgeries related to hips, knees, arms, hands, shoulders, feet and ankles will often require physical therapy for optimal recovery.
Princeton Bone & Joint’s therapy department specializes in foot and ankle disorders that may require orthotic management. Orthotics are supports that fit inside your shoe. They are designed to correct the biomechanical imbalances in your feet and can improve problems in the knees, hips and back due to poor alignment.
At Princeton Bone & Joint, we offer two types of orthotics; prefabricated and custom. Prefabricated orthotics are less expensive and with proper evaluation, can provide significant relief and support. Custom orthotics provide optimal relief for more serious conditions involving chronic arch and heel pain.
The McKenzie Method helps identify mechanical problems in the neck, back and extremities. Our physical therapist develops a comprehensive plan to address each condition. The McKenzie Method assessment uses mechanical movements in various positions to identify the issue creating your symptoms with particular movements. Our specially trained physical therapist will then analyze the information and create a customized treatment plan for your condition.
Princeton Bone and Joint offers unique suspension based exercises using Redcord equipment.
Redcord equipment is a collection of suspended red-colored cords, loops and slings that allows the therapist to put patients in various supported positions. Exercises are pain-free because the cord-and-sling setup supports the patient’s body weight while working.
You will learn to exercise “smarter”, not harder, by using correct form and control during your exercises and progressing to more challenging movements.
Redcord is proven to facilitate rehabilitation, fitness and sports performance, regardless of age and condition. Redcord achieves optimal results using precise control of movements combined with high levels of neuromuscular stimulation.