Orthopedics Physical Therapy

Hoag physical therapists are key members of the orthopedic health care team. Their role is to improve movement, restore function and relieve pain. Through evaluation and individualized treatment programs, physical therapists can treat existing problems and provide preventative health care for people with a variety of needs.

Hoag physical therapists utilize advanced manual therapy techniques, therapeutic exercise, and progressive post operative or post injury care to return individuals to their prior level of activity/sport. Each 40 minute session is one on one with a licensed therapist or physical therapist assistant. The physical therapy team works closely with the physician, patient and family to provide evaluation and treatment for a variety of orthopedic diagnoses and injuries involving:

  • Cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine
  • Shoulder
  • Elbow
  • Hip and sacroiliac joint
  • Foot and ankle
  • Headaches
  • Arthritis
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Repetitive strain injury
  • Neuropathy
  • Amputation

After the initial evaluation, the physical therapist will develop a treatment plan to address each patient’s individual needs. Treatment is dependent upon physician order, diagnosis and symptoms but may include:

  • Exercise for strength and flexibility
  • Gait and transfer training
  • Balance training
  • Joint and soft tissue mobilization
  • Activities of daily living
  • Edema management
  • Modalities to control pain and swelling or for muscle re-education
  • Patient, family and caregiver education