Types of Treatment
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 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
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:
- Muscle weakness and imbalance
- Spinal and other joint alignment dysfunction
- Post-operative or inflammatory swelling
- Joint and muscle pain
- Tendonitis and bursitis
Ready to start feeling like yourself again? Confluent PT is here to help.
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…
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!
Dr. Stephen is very friendly and made me feel positive in the plan of action to resolve my issues.
Dr. Clark made me feel very comfortable and I look forward to starting my therapy.
Dr. Stephen Clark is a true professional. He did not rush my session with him and was very encouraging and insightful. Kudos!!!!
Stephen was excellent & patient with my poor hearing. I felt a connection from the very beginning.
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!
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.
Dr. Clark is so compassionate with a caring heart. I enjoyed my visit.
Loved the choice of clinic I made. Happy to be here. Stephen was great and very competent.
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