Orthopaedic & Manual Physical Therapy

Orthopedics is the medical specialty dedicated to preserving and restoring function in the musculoskeletal system, which includes bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves.

At Confluent PT, many of our physical therapists are APTA board certified Orthopaedic Certified Specialists.

The advanced clinical knowledge and skill set that comes with a Board Certification allows physical therapists to better treat the patients in their specialty and keeps them up-to-date with cutting edge research and technology. The OCS certification focuses on evidence-based practice, orthopaedic injury examination, treatment, and medical interventions. Only 3.9% of therapists in the United States are Orthopaedic Clinical Specialists.

Manual Therapy

Manual physical therapy is a hands-on technique that is used to decrease pain and improve range-of-motion and flexibility to stiff joints and muscles. Mobilization and manipulation are key components of manual therapy; both techniques restore the power of movement to joints & associated muscles.

All Confluent PT physical therapists receive additional training in manual physical therapy or are Fellows in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy.

Patients with a variety of disabilities and orthopaedic conditions may benefit from manual physical therapy. Current research confirms that manual physical therapy combined with therapeutic exercise can produce rapid pain relief and improved function in the following conditions and many others:

  • Low-back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Hip and knee osteoarthritis
  • Shoulder pain

Free Screen on Us

We offer complimentary screens at all Confluent PT locations. If you’ve been dealing with a nagging injury or persistent pain, don’t wait any longer.

Who benefits from Orthopedics at Confluent PT?

Orthopaedic Physical Therapy is used to treat both non-surgical and post-surgical patients with the following conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Muscle weakness and imbalance
  • Spinal and other joint alignment dysfunction
  • Post-operative or inflammatory swelling
  • Post-fractures
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Tendonitis and bursitis

Ready to start feeling like yourself again? Confluent PT is here to help.

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Here's What Our Patients Are Saying

Dr. Stephen Clark and Tiffany are a great team whose priorities are the well-being of their patients. Dr. Clark’s care extends far beyond the clinic. They have talked with numerous agencies and healthcare providers on my behalf, which allowed me to start therapy within a couple days of finding their clinic. Since I started my…

five stars Bonnie

Stephen Clark to the rescue! He did a full assessment then moved on to different stretches and exercises. I’m 80% better already and hopefully the other 20% is coming with the things he taught me to do at home. I’m sold and will definitely be going back!

five stars Bethany

Dr. Stephen is very friendly and made me feel positive in the plan of action to resolve my issues.

five stars Lauren Confluent PT Patient

Dr. Clark made me feel very comfortable and I look forward to starting my therapy.

five stars Andrew Confluent PT Patient

Dr. Stephen Clark is a true professional. He did not rush my session with him and was very encouraging and insightful. Kudos!!!!

five stars Gloria Confluent PT Patient

Stephen was excellent & patient with my poor hearing. I felt a connection from the very beginning.

five stars Christine Confluent PT Patient

This is the best PT clinic I’ve ever been to. The people are fantastic – knowledgeable, caring, and great at listening. Keeps me coming back!

five stars Craig Confluent PT Patient

Enjoyed my initial visit. I look forward to the rest. I was apprehensive PRIOR to my visit but Dr. Clark set my concerns at ease.

five stars Robert Confluent PT Patient

Dr. Clark is so compassionate with a caring heart. I enjoyed my visit.

five stars Josh Confluent PT Patient

Loved the choice of clinic I made. Happy to be here. Stephen was great and very competent.

five stars Bettye Confluent PT Patient

Is Orthopaedic Physical Therapy is right for you?

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