Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy

Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy

Skeletal Posture

Treating the source of the problem, not just the symptoms

The main emphasis of orthopedic manual physical therapy (OMPT) is joint mobilization and manipulations to improve joint range of motion and relieve pain. OMPT is an advanced form of physical therapy that focuses on on using the hands to treat the cause of pain, not just its symptoms.

OMPT delivers quicker, more thorough results than traditional physical therapy. In fact, OMPT is the only certified therapy recognized by the American Medical Association. Research has shown that conditions that have not responded to traditional physical therapy often get better with OMPT treatment. OMPT is targeted for the general orthopedic population and includes treatment of back pain and neck pain, post-surgical management, TMJ disorders and sports injuries.

Dynamic structural assessment

OMPT includes skilled passive movements to the joints and related soft tissues. We apply these movements at varying speeds and amplitudes to gain a dynamic structural assessment of the musculoskeletal system. We also gain information that cannot be obtained by X-rays, MRI or stationary testing. The findings from dynamic assessment help us prioritize a patient's sources of pain in order of clinical importance – critical in the management of all pain syndromes. Determining primary, secondary and tertiary sources of pain is important for designing and implementing treatment programs that help us prevent or minimize future pain episodes.

We help patients after knee replacement, arthroscopic surgery for ACL repairs and meniscal issues. We also help people with cervical back pain and throracic spine problems, rib dysfunction or lumbosacral dysfunction. Our therapists assess and treat people with headaches and those who have undergone postoperative cervical or lumbar fusions. Other applications for orthopedic manual physical therapy include:

  • Joint replacement therapy
  • Back and neck pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Foot and ankle pain, plantar fasciitis
  • Arthritis, bursitis and tendonitis
  • Postsurgical pain
  • Osteoporosis

Don’t let physical pain stop you from the things you want and need to do. Call us at 844.275.9847 or fill out our Online Request Form to make an appointment. Learn firsthand why we are the doctor’s choice for pain relief. We treat patients from the surrounding areas of Oakland County, Macomb County, and Wayne County.