The Manistee group is the best help that I have ever had. So much better than just more medicine. They are very kind and helpful to get you moving again. I would like to go there twice a week all the time and not have to stop after a session.

Virginia R. Caro

Orthopedic or Musculoskeletal Ailments

Orthopedic Physical Therapy Specialists

Orthopedic physical therapy becomes necessary when physical conditions involve the muscles, joints, ligaments, or tendons of your body. Orthopedic or musculoskeletal conditions can be brought on suddenly in an accident or injury or they can gradually develop over time. Dynamic Physical Therapy's orthopedic specialists can help you diagnose your problem as such. 

  • Sudden injuries may occur during sports, car accidents and falls; these are called acute injuries.
  • Conditions that develop slowly, often without a patient's awareness, are considered chronic injuries

Sports injuries, car accident injuries, and falls are dealt with according to your body's healing "schedule". After you injure yourself, your body immediately begins the complex process of healing. The role of sports injury rehabilitation and other treatments is to provide the best support for this natural healing schedule. This means you should avoid any strenuous activities that may interfere with healing and utilizing tools and techniques that will reduce pain, swelling, and improve local blood flow to support the healing of the injured tissue.

Dynamic Physical Therapy orthopedic physical therapy specialists will educate the patient to fully understand what he or she should do, and avoid doing, to optimize healing of the tissue. After initial healing has taken place, your physical therapist will adjust your treatment plan to include exercises, manual physical therapy, and other techniques to strengthen and condition the injured tissue. The goal at this point is to make sure the injured tissue 1) heals, 2) is able to resist new injury, and 3) is able to function at its full potential.

Chronic injuries or conditions require a different approach. With chronic injuries, the healing process has either slowed down significantly or it has stopped. Action needs to be taken to stimulate normal tissue healing. A physical therapist will devise an individual plan to eliminate roadblocks that are impeding tissue healing. Problems like insufficient blood flow to the injured tissue, too much stress on the injured tissues, or poor balance between rest and movement are frequent. At Dynamic Physical Therapy, our orthopedic specialists are experienced in figuring out this puzzle for each individual patient and their condition. 

Northern Michigan Orthopedic Specialists

At Dynamic Physical Therapy, our skilled physical therapists, orthopedic specialists & doctors are up for the challenge and have the ability to create a successful healing plan for the most complex of orthopedic or musculoskeletal conditions. Helping individuals with unique problems is our specialty and what we pride ourselves on. Our physical therapists and orthopedic therapists regularly attend advanced training sessions to stay on the cutting edge of physical therapy. We also study scientific literature to offer our patients the most current and best solutions for their orthopedic conditions. Visit or contact Dynamic Physical Therapy to find the best orthopedic specialists and orthopedic doctors in Northern Michigan. 

Dynamic Physical Therapy proudly serves the Northern Michigan region, including Buckley, Cadillac, Gaylord, Manistee, Marion, Traverse City, and surrounding areas.

Dynamic is the smartest choice for your physical therapy care.

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 upper and lower 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.