Orthopedic Physical Therapy and At 
Home Physical Therapy

Jerry M. Jackson, P.T.

Orthopedic Physical Therapy and At 
Home Physical Therapy

  • Ultrasound

  • Pool Therapy

  • Ergonomic Education

  • Functional Rehabilitation

  • Therapeutic Exercises

  • Therapeutic Stretching

  • Soft Tissue Mobilization & Massage

  • Musculoskeletal Symmetry & Balance

ORTHOPEDIC PHYSICAL THERAPY is a physical therapy specialty which deals with the Treatment, Correction and Prevention of Musculoskeletal Injuries & TRAUMA. It is within this specialty area where the largest number of physical therapists practice.

It involves the evaluation and treatment of enumerable types of bone fractures, dislocations, etc., associated with soft-tissue (muscle/ligament/tendon) sprains and strains.   The injuries can occur almost anywhere from at home to at work, from the ballfield to the bedroom.   Likewise, no age is immune --- for injuries can occur to an infant as well as a senior citizen and every age in between.

If the orthopedic injury occurred in the work place, then the staff at TOTAL HEALTH Physical Therapy will not only assist the patient in the recovery from the injury, but also assist in teaching the patient proper body biomechanics so that the patient can apply these techniques in the work place and hopefully prevent the injury from reoccurring. We also can help by providing the patient and his employer with an ergonomic consult and evaluation so as to improve the patient's function in the work place with decreased potential for re-injury.

If the patient is suffering from a sports-related orthopedic injury , after the acute injury has been correctly identified and treated by our staff, we will develop a sport specific training program to assist the athlete in returning to his/her sport as soon as feasibly possible. This will involve specific programs which will promote the strength, flexibility, speed and power necessary for the athlete to continue to compete at his/her level of skill and competition.

If the injury occurred as a result of trauma such as a fall or a motor vehicle accident, the pain reducing physical therapy treatment for the acute injury and dysfunction is a critical component. As the pain decreases and the mobility of the injured areas increase, the patient will then be taken through a strengthening exercise and conditioning program designed to return the patient to a level of functioning as close as possible to the patient's previous functional level before the injury.

Because every othopedic injury and each patient is unique, the most important part of the rehabilitation provided by an orthopedic physical therapist is the initial or clarifying evaluation, the therapist has the opportunity to evaluate the patient's current level of function and dysfunction and will document any areas of imbalances or deficiencies which could impair the patient's ability to recover the injury.

With the evaluation complete, the physical therapy and rehabilitation program provided by the staff at TOTAL HEALTH Physical Therapy will provide the most up-to-date and current treatment protocol available. This will involve state-of the-art equipment along with hands on rehabilitation and manual therapy techniques designed to restore the patient's strength and function. Last, but by far not least, each patient in our clinic will receive an active and aggressive home-exercise program which will be custom fit to the rehabilitative needs of the patient. Upon discharge, the patient will also be eligible for periodic (on-charge) re-evaluations and progression of their program.

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