When Is Physical Therapy Used?

Physical therapy is used as part of the treatment plan for a wide variety of injuries, conditions or diseases, such as bone fractures or arthritis. Following are the most common health problems that can be treated, in part, via physical therapy:

Orthopedic Conditions

  • Back Problems/Injuries
    • Arthritis
    • Disc Injuries
    • Rib Injuries
    • Scoliosis
    • Spondylosis/Spondylolysis/Spondylolisthesis
    • Sciatica
  • Elbow Problems/Injuries
    • Bursitis
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
    • Forearm Injuries
    • Fractures & Dislocations
    • Golfer’s Elbow
    • Tendinitis
    • Tennis Elbow
  • Fingers, Hands & Wrist Problems/Injuries
    • Arthritis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • DeQuervain Tenosynovitis
      • Fractures & Dislocations
      • Ligament Injuries
      • Mallet Finger
      • Tendon Injuries
      • Trigger Finger
  • Foot & Ankle Problems/Injuries
    • Arthritis
    • Achilles Rupture
    • Achilles Tendonitis
    • Ankle Sprain/Strain
    • Drop Foot
    • Fractures & Dislocations
    • Morton Neuroma
    • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Hip Problems/Injuries
    • Arthritis
    • Bursitis
    • Iliotibial Band Injuries
    • Illiopsoas Strain
    • Fractures
    • Labral Tear
  • Knee Problems/Injuries
    • Arthritis
    • Baker's Cyst
    • Bursitis
  • Ligament Injuries (ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL)
    • Patellar Tendonitis
    • Patellarfemoral Syndrome
    • Hamstring Tear/Strain
    • Calf Strain
    • Meniscus Injury
  • Neck Problems/Injuries
    • Arthritis
    • Cervical Spinal Fusion
    • Disc Injuries
    • Muscle Strain
    • Spondylosis/Spondylolysis/Spondylolisthesis
  • Shoulder Problems/Injuries
    • Anterior Dislocation
    • Bicepital Injuries
    • Bursitis
    • Frozen Shoulder
    • Rotator Cuff Injuries
    • SLAP Lesion
    • Tendinitis