I've had many healthcare encounters, but none as great as Dynamic Physical Therapy. It feels like family here, and I'm a little sad to graduate, but I feel great!
Dr. Krystal K Johnston, MD, Pediatrics
Hip pain, knee pain, ankle pain, and foot injuries are common lower extremity issues, commonly caused from sport injuries. Conditions of the lower extremity are common and require specialized care. The lower extremity does most of our weight bearing and the joint surfaces are vulnerable to wear and tear in adults. Examples of injuries to the lower extremity include ankle sprains, ACL tears, and muscle contusions.
If you've had hip surgery or knee surgery, physical therapy should be part of your rehabilitation plan. The joints and muscles in our lower extremity work together to form a "kinetic chain". A kinetic chain is a series of joints and muscles working in perfect harmony to produce complex actions such as walking and running. When one of the joints or muscles in this system is injured the whole kinetic chain will malfunction.
When considering a rehabilitation program of a single joint or muscle it is absolutely crucial to develop a program that incorporates the entire kinetic chain. It is not uncommon for our physical therapists to apply treatment techniques to the hip in a patient who sustained a knee or ankle injury. At Dynamic Physical Therapy we excel at developing individualized programs that incorporate these concepts. By doing so we achieve optimal results for our patients and reduce the likelihood of re-injury.
If you are in need of knee surgery, foot and/or ankle surgery, or need physical therapy for any condition of the lower extremity, call our office nearest you for the best hip, knee, ankle, and foot doctors in Northern Michigan!
At Dynamic Physical Therapy, our physical therapists are the most experienced and educated in physical therapy treatments. We have six locations throughout Northern Michigan in Cadillac, Manistee, Gaylord, Marion, Buckley and Traverse City. We are the most recommended Northern Michigan physical therapy center for back pain. We also specialize in neck pain, knee pain, arm pain and hand pain, and our physical therapists and aides can help relieve your pain in the most effective way possible. For orthopedic treatment and aquatic therapy, rehab for sports related injuries like shoulder injuries and foot injuries, physical therapy for Cerebral Palsy, stroke rehabilitation, therapy for carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches and arthritis relief, and even jaw pain treatment, Dynamic Physical Therapy is the smartest choice for comprehensive physical therapy care and physical rehabiliation services.