Orthopedic medicine encompasses a wide range of treatment options, including both surgical and non-surgical procedures. Among these options are a number of restorative therapies. Orthopedic physical therapists are those who speed the healing process by focusing on the rehabilitation of elements in the musculoskeletal system. This includes specialized therapies, such as those for hand and speech, as well as more generalized therapies, including occupational, to the extent that bones, muscles, ligaments, or tendons have been affected by illness or injury.

The orthopedic physical therapists at Baptist Health have the training and experience required to restore flexibility and function, limit pain and discomfort, and assist in patient recuperation from surgical and other medical procedures.

Orthopedic physical therapy utilizes several approaches for restoring physiological health:

  • Diet and exercise programs

  • Hydrotherapy

  • Joint mobilization

  • Massage

  • Muscle stimulation

  • Orthotics training

  • Patient education

  • Strength training

  • Thermal applications

Physical therapy can occur in inpatient, outpatient, or at-home settings.