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Orthopedic & Sports Medicine

Physical Therapy in Portage

At Rehab Specialists we pride ourselves with the extensive Orthopedic manual expertise. Our therapists have solid educational backgrounds in the management of Orthopedic injuries. Our therapists were actively involved in developing evidence based protocols for shoulder and knee post-operative rehabilitation. While being an independent practice providing physical therapy in Portage, we firmly believe in inter-disciplinary team approach where your Orthopedic surgeon/physiatrist/podiatrist/primary care physician is actively involved in your care.

The Orthopedic conditions we treat include:

  • Total shoulder replacement post-surgical rehabilitation program
  • Reverse total shoulder replacement post-surgical rehabilitation program
  • TAS-shoulder/elbow, knee post-op rehabilitation
  • Rotator cuff tendinitis
  • Biceps tendinitis
  • AC /SC joint dysfunctions
  • Scapular dysfunctions
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Idiopathic muscle weakness
  • Labral tears
  • Hip and Knee
  • Ankle and Foot

Labral tears

RS therapists are experienced in the management of conservative management of shoulder and hip labral tears.

Shoulder SLAP lesions- pre and post-surgical rehabilitation program

Hip Acetabular labral tear- Conservative and arthroscopic post-surgical rehabilitation

Our therapists are experienced in the latest protocol for shoulder and hip labral tears

Groin pain is very common in athletes as well as people above 40. Femoral acetabular impingment (FAI) is a very complex condition and should be seen by an expert clinician. FAI often leads to labral tear. We work closely with expert orthopedic surgeons who have specialized in this area and provide you with the best care. If you have unexplained deep groin or hip pain which has not resolved in months or years, please don't wait. Call us.

Unlike other clinics who rely of modalities RS clinicians use an evidence based approach which consists of taping, manual mobilizations, injury specific active release techniques, strengthening exercises and minimal use of modalities. Return to sports is an active component of our interventions.

Below are some conditions which we can treat:

  • Golfers elbow
  • Nerve entrapments
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Wrist strain/sprain
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Post shoulder dislocation rehab
  • Amputee rehab
  • Fibromyalgia

Hip and Knee

As part of our sports medicine rehab program, the RS therapists pride themselves by providing the most advanced rehabilitation for hip and knee conditions. We understand the “hip, knee and ankle connection” and evaluate individual patients to differential diagnosis the source of your impairment versus just treating your symptoms. Our expert therapists have extensive experience in adults, paediatrics and geriatric knee and hip conditions and hold certifications in Orthopedic manual therapy and athletic training in order to provide you with the best care.

We are experienced in treating all of the below hip and knee conditions:

  • Trochanteric bursitis
  • Adductor strains/groin injuries
  • Meralgia Parasthetica
  • Osteoarthritis of hip
  • Total hip replacement post-surgical rehabilitation program
  • Osteoarthritis of knee post-surgical rehabilitation program
  • All knee and hip TAS post-surgical rehabilitation program
  • Meniscal injuries
  • ACL injuries-Pre and post rehabilitation
  • PCL injuires
  • Patello femoral syndrome
  • Medial & Lateral collateral ligament injuries
  • Patellar tendonitis/Jumpers knee
  • Chondromalacia Patella/runners knee
  • Prepatellar bursitis/Housemaids knee
  • IT band syndrome

Ankle and Foot

At Rehab Specialists, our expert therapists have post graduate level of training in Orthopedic manual therapy for ankle and foot conditions. Our comprehensive evaluation of your foot and ankle conditions start with biomechanical evaluation in order to provide you with the best treatment available.  A well-structured conditioning program may be necessary to return to sports or your work after a surgery or injuries to your foot and ankle. We also assess for the best orthotics and shoes in order to get you back in pre injury condition.

Below is a list of some of the ankle and foot conditions our qualified physiotherapists can help you with:

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Achilles repair post-surgical rehabilitation program
  • Total ankle replacement post-surgical rehabilitation program
  • Ankle sprains/strains
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Mortons neuroma
  • Rheumatoid/Osteo arthritis
  • Flat feet
  • Evaluation for proper shoes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Running Evaluation
  • Wheel chair evaluations

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