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Who Are Physical Therapists?

Orthopedic physical therapists play a key role in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. These licensed health care professionals are required to complete extensive, specialized training in the restoration, maintenance and promotion of optimal physical function. As “movement experts,” the physical therapists at Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine of Houston help many individuals from the Houston, Texas, area prevent and manage a variety of conditions that cause pain and limit mobility. Our goal is to help each patient achieve the best possible quality of life.

In keeping with our conservative treatment approach, the physical therapists at Advanced Orthopaedics focus on helping our patients find effective, long-term relief from pain and mobility limitations – sometimes without the need for prescription medications, injections or surgery. Working closely with each patient, our physical therapists create tailored fitness- and wellness-oriented programs to promote healthier and more active lifestyles. For instance, we may recommend:

  • Stretching and strengthening exercises
  • Manual therapy techniques, such as soft tissue mobilization and therapeutic massage
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Kinesio taping
  • Assistive walking devices, such as canes, crutches or orthotics
  • Injury prevention strategies

To help keep active bodies in motion and ensure the best possible care, our physical therapists incorporate the latest research evidence with their own clinical expertise and values. Since 2007, ongoing patient surveys have shown that our physical therapy services have consistently exceeded the expectations of 90 percent of our patients.

If you’re dealing with the effects of a musculoskeletal injury or condition, we can help you gain the mobility you need to move forward with your life. To request an appointment, contact Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine of Houston. In the state of Texas, a physician’s referral is not required for an initial consultation with a physical therapist, and we can schedule your first therapy session within three days after your treatment is authorized by your insurance company.