General Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Orthopedic physical therapy can be life-changing for anyone impeded by pain or physical limitations due to an injury. The skilled physical therapists at Mid-County specialize in diagnosing, managing, and preventing musculoskeletal disorders in our patients. 

General orthopedic physical therapy focuses on issues occurring within the musculoskeletal system. This includes your

  • Bones
  • Muscles
  • Ligaments
  • Tendons
  • Joints
  • Connective tissue 

Additionally, during orthopedic rehabilitation, our physical therapists will work with other bodily systems to treat your musculoskeletal injury or conditions appropriately. 

Orthopedic rehabilitation takes a therapeutic approach to recovery. When you are under our care, our team works to correct musculoskeletal limitations and alleviate pain from trauma, illness, or surgery. 

What Conditions Does Orthopedic Physical Therapy Help?

The physical therapists at Mid-County Physical Therapy can help treat many different musculoskeletal conditions, including but not limited to the following: 


Neck pain


Work injuries

Sports injuries

Knee instability

Lower back pain

Shoulder impingement


Plantar fasciitis

Hip pain 

Ligament sprains



Lower back pain 

Carpal tunnel

Tennis elbow


Ankle injuries

Post-op conditions

Orthopedic rehabilitation post-surgery can help you reduce pain, improve your range of motion, and normalize your movement, such as walking. Additionally, proper physical therapy can prevent excessive scar tissue buildup around the surgical site.An older man grabbing his neck in pain

Orthopedic physical therapy can help patients recover from surgery, including 

  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Knee replacement
  • Hip replacement
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Amputation 

Orthopedic physical therapy can benefit both acute and chronic injuries. Acute injuries are those that happen as a single trauma, such as a sprained ankle, herniated disk, or whiplash. 

Chronic injuries, on the other hand, occur over time, usually due to movement patterns causing small, repetitive injuries. Examples of chronic injuries that could benefit from orthopedic rehabilitation include shin splints, carpal tunnel, and tennis elbow. 

If your injuries are chronic, your PT will be able to educate you on how to move safely and prevent further injuries in the future. 

Physical Therapy for Orthopedic Rehabilitation

When you begin working with an orthopedic physical therapist, we will first evaluate your condition and formulate a diagnosis. Next, we will create an individualized treatment plan and administer appropriate therapeutic care.  

We use a wide range of exercises, assistive devices, and therapeutic modalities to help you recover. 

Here are some examples of treatments that may be a part of your orthopedic rehabilitation program:



Hot/Cold Therapies 

Cryotherapy and thermotherapy are both used to treat musculoskeletal pain and swelling.

Exercise Therapy

Your PT will create an individualized exercise plan that may include strengthening, mobility, and/or balance-building exercises.

Dry Needling 

Manual Trigger Point Dry Needling uses a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and muscles to deactivate and shut down painful or knotted areas in the muscle.

Laser Therapy 

Revolutionary 830 Laser Therapy sends light into your injured tissues to stimulate and energize cell repair. 

Kinesiology Taping 

Therapeutic tape is applied to specific areas of the body that may help provide support, reduce pain/inflammation, and improve flexibility. 

A woman in a white shirt applying therapeutic  tape to another woman.

Our orthopedic physical therapists will work with you to devise a targeted plan that will have you feeling better faster. Our facilities offer private treatment rooms and state-of-the-art equipment.


General Orthopedic Rehabilitation at Mid-County Physical Therapy

Acute and chronic pain caused by musculoskeletal conditions can be debilitating without proper treatment. That’s why you should never hesitate in seeking medical treatment for your pain. 

Whether you’re recovering from a workplace injury or are recovering post-surgery, our team can help. The healthcare experts at Mid-County Physical Therapy have the training and experience necessary to help you get back to normal quickly and safely. Patients who enroll in orthopedic rehabilitation with us start seeing results after their first visit. 

If you are looking for orthopedic physical therapy in Woodbridge, VA, look no further than Mid-County Physical Therapy. For more information on our services and to schedule an appointment, give us a call today! 


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