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Physical Therapy And Occupational Therapy

Utah Orthopaedics

Orthopedic Surgeons & Physical Therapy located in Ogden, UT

Physical therapy is the ideal complement to all kinds of orthopaedic treatments because it helps you rebuild strength and function. At Utah Orthopaedics, in Ogden, Utah, you’ll find the only genuinely comprehensive orthopaedic care in the region, all in one place. The experienced team of Doctorate level Physical Therapy specialists are here to guide you, from your diagnosis to treatment and physical therapy. Book an appointment by phone or through the provided scheduling link now.

Occupational Therapy is physical therapy for the the hand and forearm.  This is a very specialized area of the body and requires added knowledge and espertise.  Our Occupational therapist will coach and treat your upper extremity injuries back to health with a variety of modalities.

Physical Therapy Q&A

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy is a large group of noninvasive therapies that treat conditions affecting the joints, bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. At Utah Orthopaedics, physical therapy includes physical assessments, natural pain-relief treatments, and condition-specific problem management, along with various rehab exercises.

When might I need physical therapy?

The Utah Orthopaedics team recommends physical therapy as a complement to nonsurgical and surgical treatments. You’ll probably participate in physical therapy if you have:

  • A sports injury
  • A motor vehicle, trip-and-fall, or other accident causing injury
  • A condition related to wear-and-tear
  • A chronic condition like arthritis
  • Surgery (joint replacement or arthroscopy)

After treatment for an injury or chronic condition, physical therapy can support your recovery and return to regular activities.

What does physical therapy involve?

Utah Orthopaedics offers comprehensive physical therapy services with your individual needs in mind. The many services they provide include:

  • Biomechanical assessment
  • Gait and running analysis
  • Strength and range-of-motion analysis
  • Postural and core stability assessment
  • Ergonomic assessment 
  • Manual (hands-on) therapy and soft-tissue mobilization
  • Core muscle training
  • Posture training
  • Neuromuscular re-education, like biofeedback training, to improve movement patterns
  • Functional training for daily activities
  • Sport-specific therapeutic exercise
  • Dry needling
  • Graston tissue mobilization
  • Custom Splinting

The physical therapy team at Utah Orthopaedics also provides pain-relief treatments like therapeutic ultrasound, Kinesio Taping®, laser therapy, and cryotherapy. They also offer electrical muscle stimulation to help you manage symptoms more effectively as you move through recovery.

Utah Orthopaedics also specializes in hand therapy, which focuses on the rehabilitation of the upper extremity, including the shoulder, arm, elbow, forearm, wrist, and hand. As with other physical therapy, hand therapy treatments are completely noninvasive. They focus on strengthening, flexibility, pain relief, and retraining so that you regain full use of your fingers, hand, arm, or shoulder.

How does a physical therapy program work?

At Utah Orthopaedics, all your treatments take place in one facility. You often see some team members for your medical treatments or checkups before some of your physical therapy sessions.

The specifics of each physical therapy program differ because every person has different needs. Most people participate in various testing and treatments during each physical therapy session.

Physical therapy requires your active engagement to be successful. You must put your maximum effort into both your sessions at Utah Orthopaedics and your home exercises.

Most people start with physical therapy sessions around two times a week. Your schedule can vary based on your condition and health limitations. Sessions generally take 30-60 minutes.

The total length of your physical therapy program will depend on your condition. Most people undergo physical therapy for a few months while recovering from an injury.

Call the office today or schedule online to learn more about the innovative physical therapy/occupational therapy program at Utah Orthopaedics.