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Orthopedics

Orthopedic concerns are 1 of the most frequent types of conditions that patients experience throughout their lives. Whether you're at work or at play, musculoskeletal injuries and arthritis are a frequent part of being active. Our experienced staff of physical and occupational therapists works closely with our referring physicians to treat a wide variety of orthopedic conditions to get you back to doing what you love to do.

Orthopedic conditions involve injury to the skeleton, muscles, tendons and their supporting soft tissue. Some of the most common diagnoses include:

  • Arm, leg, foot sprains and fractures.
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome.  
  • Neck and back pain.
  • Rotator cuff issues (shoulder tendonitis/impingement).    
  • Tennis elbow (epicondylitis).

Many orthopedic conditions require surgery, and therapy is frequently needed to recover strength, range of motion and function. Some of the most common postoperative diagnoses include:

  • Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.
  • Carpal tunnel release.
  • Foot/ankle surgeries.
  • Hip and knee replacements.  
  • Laminectomy.    
  • Rotator cuff repair.    
  • Spinal fusion.    

Our therapists perform a comprehensive evaluation in which they evaluate posture, range of motion, functional movement, pain at rest and with activity, and strength. They work with the patient to develop an individualized treatment plan based on the patient's specific goals for returning to their pre-injured state. Treatment may also include manual therapies and deep soft tissue work; therapeutic exercises; modalities, such as electrical stimulation or therapeutic ultrasound; and/or our warm-water aquatic therapy pool.

Manual therapy

Manual therapy is a therapy treatment approach using skilled, hands-on techniques to evaluate and treat soft tissues and joint structures. Treatment includes mobilizations and manipulations to the soft tissues and/or joints for the purpose of reducing pain, improving range of motion, reducing muscle guarding or tension, and improving function. Manual therapy is typically utilized in conjunction with therapeutic exercise for improving range of motion, stretching tight muscles and strengthening weakened muscles. Patients will receive education in a home exercise program as well as modalities if needed. Once appropriate mobility has been obtained, treatment typically transitions toward a focus on stabilization and function.

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Bay Area Medical Center
3100 Shore Drive
Marinette, WI 54143
715.735.4200

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