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

Orthopedic or Musculoskeletal

Orthopedic Physical Therapy Specialists

Orthopedic physical therapy is necessary when conditions involve the muscles, joints, ligaments, or tendons of your body. Orthopedic or musculoskeletal conditions can come on suddenly with an accident or injury or they can develop slowly over time. 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. 

Sport injuries and injuries from car accidents and falls are managed according to your body's healing "schedule". When an injury occurs your body immediately starts the complex process of healing. The role of sports injury rehabilitation and other treatments is to provide optimal support to this healing schedule. This means avoiding activities that may interfere with healing and using tools and techniques to reduce pain, swelling and improve local blood flow to support healing of the injured tissue.

Dynamic Physical Therapy orthopedic physical therapy specialists will educate the patient to full understand of 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 change your treatment plan to include exercises, manual therapy and other techniques to strengthen and condition the injured tissue. The goal at this point is to make sure the injured tissue heals, is able to resist new injury and to function at full potential.

Chronis injuries or conditions are handled differently. 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 healing of the tissue. Problems such as insufficient blood flow to the injured tissue, too much stress on the tissues that are injured or poor balance between rest and movement are common. At Dynamic Physical Therapy, our physical therapists are experts at figuring out this puzzle for each individual patient and condition. 

Michigan Specialists in Orthopedics

At Dynamic Physical Therapy, our physical and orthopedic therapists are up for the challenge to create a successful healing plan for the complexity of orthopedic or musculoskeletal conditions. Helping individuals with unique problems is what we do best. Our physical 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 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 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.