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The word orthopedic stems from the Greek word orthos meaning “correct” or “straight.” The orthopedic care we give at 4 Oaks Physical Therapy involves treating, or correcting and straightening, painful conditions that decrease the body’s strength and range of motion.

Our highly skilled physical therapists identify and manage musculoskeletal disorders are trained to provide care for each diagnosis. We strive to keep our patients motivated throughout the therapy process with a friendly atmosphere and measurable progress.

Types of Orthopedic Care We Provide

The body’s orthopedic system consists of muscles, nerves, joints, bones, ligaments, and tendons. Physical therapy is most useful for the treatment of orthopedic conditions that cause pain, resulting in decreased strength and range of motion, and increased swelling.

These conditions are after-effects of, but are not limited to: sprains/strains, muscle or ligament tears, arthritis, joint/muscle/tendon inflammations, joint stiffness or pain, post fracture injury, rotator cuff repair, ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) reconstruction, and total joint replacement surgeries.

What Is Manual Therapy and How Does It Treat Orthopedic Injuries?

Many of our highly and uniquely trained therapists approach injuries, whatever their cause may be, with a technique called manual therapy. For certain musculoskeletal conditions, manual therapy is a helpful treatment for joints that lack adequate mobility and range of motion.

This method looks at the repair of movement and function from a different perspective. Unlike some physical therapies that use hot packs, ultrasounds or other devices, manual therapy is a broad group of methods that are injury-specific and hands-on that commonly use kneading and manipulation of certain muscles or joints in order to give you more movement with less pain.

This clinical approach uses manipulation, massage, mobilization, and myofascial release techniques to affect soft tissue, muscles, joints, and nerves in order to lessen pain, increase motion, and develop function. Therapists cater certain techniques to each individual injury depending on what would be most beneficial for you.

Massaging or what is also called soft tissue work, applies specific pressure to the body’s injured muscles. This method helps relax muscles, increase circulation, break up scar tissue, and ease the pain within the soft tissue. For the area surrounding an injury, such as a joint or bone, there is mobilization/manipulation.

With manipulation and mobilization, our therapists apply a high velocity, low amplitude thrust to the joint with the goal of regaining optimal motion. This method of manual therapy moves joints in specific directions at varying speeds, stretching the muscles surrounding the injury and giving it strength.

4 Oaks Physical Therapy provides orthopedic care for patients in the Baltimore-Washington area at all our locations. For more information, please contact us.

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Real People, Real Testimonials.

Twin Boro - Bayonne
Based on 151 reviews
Theresa Davis
4 Oaks Physical Therapy in Glen Burnie are the greatest. The PT’s and staff are amazing. I have used their services twice now and will definitely go back if a need arises.😊
Raymond Abbott
I had two occasions to be treated at 4 Oaks here in Pasadena. Once for a rotator cuff strain and once for a scapular / lower back strain. On both occasions, with twice a week in house plus daily home exercises the extremely debilitating injuries were completely alleviated after two months and one month respectively. The staff, physical therapists and assistants were all extremely professional and caring. This facility is totally awesome and to be highly recommended for anyone with an injury to be rehabbed.
Michael Prikockis
I've been in a lot of physical therapy for my foot over the years, but this is the best one. They are professional and have staff available throughout each session to make sure you're doing your exercises correctly. See Michael here and he'll help get you on your way!
John Sellner
Veru good expreriences
Wendy Morris
I have been to many PTs over the years and this team is by far the best I have ever had. They are very talented and spend alot of time working on you in addition to providing exercises that help you get stronger. All three PTs are amazing but Pam is my favorite. Very personable, caring and talented. And all of the PT assistants are friendly and helpful. I actually enjoy my visits with this team! ❤️
Donna Hamrick
Pool therapy is awesome. I've been helped greatly by the pool staff and their treatment protocol.
Pat Gottal
I love that my program is Upgradedon a regular basis.
Suzanne Suter-Lowe
I can't thank Henry and Stephanie enough. I came in with radiating pain in my leg with 3 goals: to be able to watch/play/carry my grandkids, to be able to work in my yard, and to avoid back surgery. They patiently worked with me to increase my core strength, improve my posture and develop good lifting technique. It will never be perfect because the underlying problem is still there, but I am able to carry 30 pounds of granddaughter, crawl on the floor with a 9 month old, and garden for 10 hours over 2 days. All wins and I know I don't express it adequately enough to them, but they and the entire staff were wonderful.
felicia colvin
I highly recommend this facility for your physical therapy. The staff is highly qualified and experienced. Patients are seen on schedule and provided with at home therapy on alternate days and upon completion of therapy. After 3 months I feel like part of the 4 Oaks family. Be mindful, no pain, no gain.

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