Physical Therapy for Joint Pain
Are joint swelling, pain, and stiffness causing you to limit your level of activity? Aging, "wear and tear," and orthopedic conditions can cause the protective covering at the ends of bones to deteriorate, resulting in painful bone-on-bone rubbing and movement limitations.
At Bolduc Physical / Aquatic Therapy & Sports Medicine, our physical therapists provide treatments to help ease discomfort, improve mobility, and prevent further injury. They work closely with referring doctors and provide the full spectrum of individualized hands-on therapy treatments to help you gain independent function and resume your favorite activities. We will work on your goals to produce meaningful results.
Joint conditions treated include:
- Total Joint Replacement
- Joint Dislocation
Physical therapy treatments include:
In some cases, physical therapy is recommended before joint surgery or replacement to prepare the muscles for recovery. Following surgery, our therapists provide passive joint motion to help stimulate circulation, keep muscles and tissues healthy, and reduce swelling, stiffness, and pain.
As you heal, therapeutic exercise, modalities, and other components of physical therapy are used to increase joint motion, strength, endurance, balance, and coordination for functional independence.
The upper and lower extremity joints are especially vulnerable to injury during sports that require repetitive motions, resistance to forces, and impact. In many cases, physical therapy can help an injured joint heal. In other cases, rehabilitation following surgery can help sports enthusiasts optimize recovery and return to play safely. Our physical therapists will teach you how to protect yourself from joint injuries during sports in the future.
Exercise therapy helps the body function at a higher level of efficiency and can help reduce pain. Exercise therapy can help improve flexibility, strength, endurance, coordination, balance, and posture. For the injured athlete, therapeutic exercise can facilitate recovery. Therapeutic exercise can also help athletes attain peak performance and reduce the chance of injuries.
Infrared, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, and hot or cold treatments are modalities that can help relax muscles, stimulate muscles, increase range of motion, and reduce the risk of future joint injuries.
Massage therapy is used to help stimulate and improve circulation, relieve pain and stiffness, and improve flexibility and range of motion for joint-related problems from sports injury.
Braces and splints are used to position a joint while it heals or support a joint during motion. Advances in the field have resulted in the largest variety of dynamic and static braces and splints than ever before. Ask your physical therapist about which braces and splints are the most appropriate for all of your favorite activities.
Manual Therapy is defined by the Guide to Physical Therapy practice as "the skilled passive movement to a joint and/or related soft tissues at varying speeds and amplitudes." Our therapists have experience with soft tissue mobilization as well as joint manipulation/mobilization in order to restore range of motion and function and assist in decreasing pain and limitations. Some of our therapists have undergone rigorous training to become Manual Therapy Certified (MTC) in order to enhance their knowledge and clinical skills to better treat patients and return them to their prior level of function.
To schedule an appointment with Bolduc Physical / Aquatic Therapy & Sports Medicine, call (561) 752-3820 in Boynton Beach, Florida or (954) 725-9125 in Coconut Creek, or you can request an appointment online.