Physical and Occupational Therapy

At Benton-Franklin Orthopedic Associates, we have some of the best highly trained physical and occupational therapists, in the Tri-Cities area, along with state-of-the-art rehab facilities and equipment. Your therapist will evaluate your injury asking questions to better understand your current condition. They will prepare you to start light strengthening exercises or stretching to enhance your range of motion. Depending upon your unique needs you may receive a home exercise program and prescription medications to be taken as directed by your physician.

Some services your treatment plan may include are:

  • Therapeutic exercise
    Improves muscle imbalances and impairments through movement re-education, flexibility, strengthening and cardiovascular exercise.
  • Manual therapy
    Includes soft tissue mobilization, strain-counterstrain techniques, muscle energy techniques, traction, joint and spine mobilization.
  • Modalities
    Machines and equipment used to maximize the effects of physical therapy treatments include electrical stimulation, ultrasound, iontophoresis, paraffin.
  • Education
    Patients, family members and caregivers are educated about the patient's condition, treatment plan, as well as a home exercise program.
  • Functional training
    Exercise and movement retraining focused on returning to normal function at home, in the community, at work and in sports. Examples include education in proper body mechanics and gait training.