Recent studies support that physical therapists are the premier choice of treatment for orthopedic injuries, such as low back pain, neck pain, headaches, and whiplash-associated pain. According to Dr. Timothy Flynn, former president of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy, “A physical therapist cannot only help alleviate lower back pain with appropriate care, but we can help prevent the pain from coming back by developing a strength training program targeted at these muscles. In this way we collaborate with the patient in a comprehensive manner which deals with the problem instead of masking it with drugs, or being forced into costly and often unnecessary surgery.”
Recent studies have shown that physical therapists have superior musculoskeletal knowledge compared to most other healthcare providers, except orthopedic surgeons.
At Bethesda Physiocare®, we diagnose and treat persons with disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal system, such as sports injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, rotator cuff injuries, tennis elbow, hip and knee pain, and post-operative ailments.