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Why is my doctor sending me to physical therapy before deciding whether he will do surgery for my knee pain?

 
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Your doctor is making an educated decision. Research published in The New England Journal of Medicine (Sept 11, 2008) reports that Physical Therapists can help to avoid invasive and expensive surgery in many instances. Sometimes, knee pain is as a result of abnormal movement patterns that can cause stress on the joint and surgery does not correct the dynamic factors that contribute to knee pain and pathology. The knees tolerance to stressful activities often decreases with age, and loss of conditioning.

A Physical Therapist is a movement specialist, who will perform a thorough evaluation, identifying your predisposing factors and body traits that will make you more susceptible to injuries. As an exercise specialist, the therapist will customize an exercise sequence to restore strength, simulating knee stresses of your normal activities and use manual techniques to restore movement and diminish pain.

At Corvallis Sport and Spine Physical Therapy we take a whole body approach to rehabilitation, so call and make your preferred appointment today at 541-928-1411.

OCTOBER IS NATIONAL PHYSICAL THERAPY month and at ALBANY SPORT AND SPINE PT, we want to thank all our wonderful physicians in the community, whom we appreciate and know that Physical Therapy is effective. But most of all, thank you to our patients, whom we serve because our focus at Albany Sport and Spine PT again!

www.albanysportspt.com
617 Hickory St. NW, Suite 160
ALbany, OR • Phone 541.928.1411