Advance in Motion Physical Therapy

Orthopedic Therapy in Wilmington

Orthopedic Therapy in Wilmington

If bone, joint or muscle pain is interfering with your active lifestyle, the comprehensive services from Advance in Motion Physical Therapy’s orthopedic therapy team can help. Our licensed physical therapists utilize specialized techniques and interventions designed specifically for the unique needs of orthopedic patients. From hands-on therapy to customized exercise suggestions, our holistic approach goes beyond temporary pain relief to target the root causes of your mobility impairment. We empower patients to regain strength, enhance flexibility and most importantly return to the activities they love as safely and quickly as possible.

Comprehensive Care For Musculoskeletal Injuries and Conditions

Orthopedic therapy addresses diverse musculoskeletal problems involving bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves. From performance athletes with overuse injuries to aging adults with arthritis, our customized interventions aim to:

  • Relieve acute and chronic pain
  • Restore mobility and function
  • Rebuild stability and strength
  • Prevent future complications or injuries

Treatment plans evolve continually based on symptoms and demonstration of progress milestones towards agreed upon goals. Our patient-centered model empowers you to actively participate in your own recovery.

Benefits: How Orthopedic Therapy in Wilmington Restores Function

From weekend warriors to dedicated athletes, new moms with pelvic pain to seniors struggling with arthritis, patients choose orthopedic therapy for the proven benefits including:

Pain Relief

Manual therapy techniques like myofascial release, joint mobilization, trigger point therapy help unbind muscle knots and loosen stiff joints by improving blood flow and mobility in affected regions. Therapeutic modalities offer additional drug-free pain relief. Together these hands-on interventions provide effective short-term pain reduction so patients can fully engage in active rehab exercises without discomfort hindering progress.

Improved Mobility and Performance

Restoring comfortable joint movement and muscle flexibility are key orthopedic therapy goals. Prescriptive exercises gradually stretch and strengthen injured tissues while addressing related stability and motor control deficits that contributed to orthopedic issues. With diligent effort, patients achieve full range of motion and resume recreational pursuits or sports without pain or fear of re-injury. We also provide guidance on necessary activity modifications for long-term musculoskeletal health.

Expedited Healing From Injuries and Surgeries

Orthopedic therapy is vital for expediting post-op and post-injury healing. Early supervised mobility exercises reduce complications like scar tissue formation and muscle atrophy while stimulating tissue repair. Manual therapy and modalities also retrain proper movement patterns damaged by trauma. Patients able to avoid over-dependence on pain medication heal faster. Overall, those participating in orthopedic therapy rehab following orthopedic procedures demonstrate substantially better outcomes.

Prevention of Recurrence

Education on strategies for avoiding future injuries is embedded throughout orthopedic therapy. Patients learn principles like activity pacing, proper body mechanics during daily tasks, ideal stretching routines and more. Our therapists also address muscle imbalances or movement impairments through corrective exercises so adequate support and shock absorption is restored. Preventative efforts reinforce long-term musculoskeletal health so patients can remain active.

Answers to Common Orthopedic Therapy Questions

How does orthopedic therapy differ from general physical therapy?

While sharing common foundations, orthopedic therapy involves more advanced, specialized education and manual skills training focused exclusively on treating complex bone, joint and muscle pathologies from injury or degenerative processes.

What is the treatment for orthopedic pain?

Treatments target the root causes of mobility impairments using techniques like myofascial release, joint mobilization, therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular re-education, muscle energy techniques and more based on the patient’s unique presentation.

Is medication required?

Medication may be warranted in some cases based on the physician’s recommendation. However a core goal of orthopedic therapy is to provide natural pain relief through hands-on skilled interventions so dependence on pain medications is reduced or eliminated.

What treatment procedures typically are used in an orthopedic practice?

In an orthopedic practice, a variety of treatment procedures may be used to address musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. These may include manual therapy techniques such as joint mobilization and manipulation, therapeutic exercises to improve strength, flexibility, and range of motion, modalities such as ultrasound and electrical stimulation to reduce pain and inflammation, as well as patient education on injury prevention and proper body mechanics. Additionally, orthopedic therapists may employ specialized interventions tailored to specific conditions, such as post-operative rehabilitation protocols for surgical patients or sport-specific training programs for athletes.

Start Healing Today with Advance in Motion Physical Therapy

Has orthopedic injury or pain prevented you from living life to the fullest? The experts at Advance in Motion Physical Therapy leverage advanced pain relief techniques to get you moving freely again. Request a consultation or call us to schedule your initial evaluation so we can begin mapping out your pathway to restored mobility.

Next Steps: Schedule Your Evaluation in Wilmington

Ready to ditch pain and get back to daily activities or sports you love? Request an orthopedic therapy evaluation at Advance in Motion Physical Therapy or call to ask any questions.  We look forward to helping resolve your mobility limitations so you can start living fully again!

About The Author

Jennifer DeMarco ignites movement in patients facing pre- and post-surgical orthopedic injuries, chronic pain conditions and postural dysfunction needs. Their years of experience and dedication unlocks physical potential for a better quality of life. At Advance in Motion Physical Therapy in Wilmington, Jennifer DeMarco wields a patient-centered approach, wielding cutting-edge techniques to conquer a vast array of physical challenges.

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Oceanic Bum

Natalie was awesome! Talked me through everything I could possibly want to know about my injuries. Feel more knowledgeable and confident about the recovery process. PT is a must!

Lynnette Higgins

I came to AIM with several different areas of pain. Jennifer focused on each area one by one. She has a vast knowledge and understanding of various techniques and methods for therapy. She sent me exercise and stretching programs with very clear instructions for me to do at home, which was so very helpful. We have made such amazing progress in a short time, with some areas now being pain free. On top of it all, she and Emily are delightful. The personable and fun atmosphere made every visit a pleasure. I can’t recommend them highly enough. They are fantastic!