Orthopedic or Musculoskeletal Ailments

Orthopedic Physical Therapy Specialists of Northern Michigan

Orthopedic injuries include physical ailments that involve ligaments, muscles, joints, or tendons. Orthopedic or musculoskeletal conditions can come on suddenly or can be brought on slowly over time. Dynamic Physical Therapy's orthopedic specialists can help you determine which of these types your orthopedic problem is classified as. 

  • Injuries that are brought upon you suddenly during accidents or sports are referred to as acute injuries.
  • Conditions that develop over time, often without the patient being aware of them, are considered chronic injuries.

Injuries like those from car accidents, sports, and falls are dealt with according to your body's ability to heal. Immediately after contracting an injury, your body begins the long and complicated healing process. The role of rehabilitation when it comes to sports injuries and other treatments is to provide the most appropriate support for your body's natural recovery. The tenuous nature of the recovery process means you should stay far away from strenuous activities that will disrupt healing and utilizing tools and techniques that will decrease pain, swelling, and improve blood flow to support the healing of the orthopedic injury.

Dynamic Physical Therapy's orthopedic physical therapists in Northern Michigan will assist the patient in the education of their ailment and instruct them on what they should do and not do in order to optimize the healing of the issue. After initial healing has happened, your orthopedic specialist will adjust your individual treatment plan to include manual physical therapy, exercises, and additional techniques that will strengthen and condition the injured tissue. The ultimate goal of orthopedic injuries such as these is to make sure the injured tissue heals, is able to resist additional injury and is able to return to its full potential.

Chronic injuries or conditions require a specialized approach. When it comes to chronic orthopedic injuries, the healing process has either slowed down significantly or it has stopped completely. Action needs to be taken to stimulate normal tissue healing. A physical therapist will create an individual plan to eliminate roadblocks that are hindering 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 common. At Dynamic Physical Therapy, our orthopedic specialists are experienced in figuring out this puzzle for each individual patient and their condition.

Northern Michigan Orthopedic Doctors

At Dynamic Physical Therapy, our skilled physical therapists, orthopedic specialists & orthopedic doctors are up to 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 orthopedic 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 Dynamic Physical Therapy's office location today or contact us 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.