Orthopaedic Manual Therapy
WHAT IS Orthopaedic Manual Therapy?
Orthopaedic Manual therapy (OMT) Kaltenborn-Evjenth Concept is a specialized system of evaluation and treatment of joint, spinal and soft tissue conditions that utilize a hands-on approach to achieve desired outcomes. OMT was derived from Orthopaedic Medicine, Osteopathy, Sports Medicine, traditional Physical Therapy, and innovations from the many therapists who practice the concept. It provides comprehensive management of Neuro-Musculo-Articular dysfunction of the spine and extremities to restore optimal functional ability.
It is a safe and specific comprehensive treatment approach, based on an advanced understanding of basic science, clinical kinesiological facts, and clinical skill. The evaluation works in collaboration with all valid tests known in Orthopedic Medicine, Sports Medicine, Manual Medicine and Physical Therapy.
When to treat, why to treat, how to treat and how much to treat are the questions answered by a therapist practicing OMT in order to facilitate optimal healing and achieve maximal rehabilitative outcomes.
OMT is most often applied to orthopedics and sports medicine, but is equally beneficial to individuals of all ages. The physical therapists at Tim Bondy Physical Therapy have many years of experience practicing OMT with exceptional outcomes.
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GT allows a clinician to get as deep into the tissue as necessary to invoke change, yet be sensitive to patient pain and tolerance. As the instruments are moved over the affected area and come in contact with the adhesions, they break up scar tissue. In time, this process will reduce or eliminate the adhered fibers, restoring motion and eliminating the pain associated with it. It will rebuild your soft tissue injury into healthy functioning tissue.
While bruising is not the intent, soreness can occur during treatment. GT clinicians are trained to recognize these symptoms and adjust treatment intensity to minimize their occurrence, while realizing the benefits of the technique. GT does not need to be considered “painful” to be effective. Please inform your clinician when you are experiencing discomfort anytime during treatment.
Patients usually receive two treatments per week during a four-to-five week period. Most patients have a positive response by the third to fourth treatment.