A Physical Therapist’s Reflections on Knee Surgery

Having been an orthopedic PT for 15 years and treating many, many patients with knee injuries, I knew exactly what had happened when my leg buckled during a soccer game last November. Indeed, an MRI confirmed that I had torn my ACL. Not only that, but I’d also torn my MCL, my LCL, and my lateral meniscus, and chipped some …

What is an Orthopedic Physical Therapist?

Physical Therapists are trained to examine, differentially identify dysfunction, and to provide treatment and/or prevention methods for conditions that limit the body’s ability to move and function in daily life. For many medical conditions, physical therapy provides an effective and inexpensive alternative to pain medication, surgery, or other more extensive medical interventions. An orthopedic physical therapist specializes in the care …

Swimming Tips

You may at some point have considered a swimming program as a part of an exercise and fitness regime. Symmetry Physical Therapy would like to share some information regarding the benefits and also the potential pitfalls of recreation in the water. Swimming for recreation has many health benefits. It is great exercise for the whole body – including the entire …

Top Five Reasons that attending Physical Therapy will benefit YOU…

Physical Therapy is a PAIN KILLER! – Manual therapy and individually prescribed physical activity are well-documented as effective for a host of musculoskeletal disorders, from back or neck pain to shoulder tendonitis, ankle and knee sprains, hip arthritis, tennis elbow, overuse injuries, and more. And PT works without pharmaceutical costs and side effects. Physical Therapy can MAKE YOU TALLER! – …