If an orthopedic injury or condition is causing you pain or limiting your mobility, physical therapy can serve as an excellent nonsurgical treatment option for your needs.
The goal of physical therapy is to make movement and activity easier, reduce your pain, restore muscular function and strength, and help you return to doing what you loved doing before your injury. Physical therapy can also play a crucial role in the recovery process after surgery.
In addition to a postsurgical rehabilitation plan, your doctor may recommend physical therapy to help alleviate or eliminate symptoms and conditions such as:
- Back or neck pain
- Muscle, tendon, or ligament injuries
- Overuse injuries
Our specialty-trained physical therapy experts at Anchorage Fracture & Orthopedic Clinic provide comprehensive physical therapy and rehabilitation services for patients. These services include conservative injury treatment, pre- and postoperative treatment, and spine care and management to help you restore joint and muscular function, strength, and range of motion. Our experts are dedicated to helping you return to your daily activities quickly and safely.
Additionally, one of our occupational therapists, Nathan Missler, OTR/L, CHT, specializes in Parkinson's disease treatment through LSVT BIG® and is a Certified Clinician.
Using the most advanced rehabilitation techniques and state-of-the-art modalities, including exercise, stretching, therapeutic activities, specialized splinting, core strengthening, manual therapy, weight lifting, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation, our therapy specialists offer a diverse array of treatment options to meet your orthopedic therapy needs.
Defining Alaskan Orthopedics at Anchorage Fracture & Orthopedic Clinic
As part of our world-class team of orthopedic care providers, our specialty-trained physical therapy experts offer comprehensive therapy services for your individual needs. Our physical therapy team includes physical therapists Lindsey Birmingham, DPT, Heather Colberg, PT, MSPT, Allison Lamb, PT, DPT, Annette Rohde, MPT, OCS, and Rachael Sizemore, DPT. Our comprehensive therapy team also includes hand therapist Yasmin Lechtenberg, MSPT, ATC, CHT, occupational therapists Lesleigh Frank, MOT, OTR/L, ATP, Nathan Missler, OTR/L, CHT, and Mark Plunkett, OTR/L, CHT, physical therapist assistant Maggie Wilke, PTA, and our massage therapists.
With advanced training and certification, our physical therapists can help you increase mobility, improve posture, and correct body mechanics through a treatment program designed for you. To consult with one of our therapists in Anchorage, Eagle River, or South Anchorage, please request an appointment online.