Physical Therapy in Watertown, NY
Since the 1920s, physical therapy has been devoted to the treatment of injuries and illnesses that cause disability using methods such as massage, heat, ice, and exercise instead of drugs and surgery.Physical therapists aim to teach patients to self-manage their condition in order to maintain mobility and function throughout every stage of life.Today, physical therapy is still an alternative to surgery for many conditions. For those who require surgery, physical therapy is an integral part of the post-operative rehabilitation process.
Physical therapy can help with the following conditions:
- Cancer pain
- Low back pain
- Neck pain
- Numbness, tingling, and swelling of extremities
- Poor balance
- Post-surgical rehabilitation
- Sprains and strains
Be sure to check out our interactive patient education center for more information on common orthopedic conditions and rehabilitation techniques.
Physical therapy treatment may include:
- Cold therapy
- Heat therapy
- Manual, hands-on therapy
- Massage therapy
- Myofascial release
- Neuromuscular re-education
- Soft tissue and joint mobilization
- Sport-specific training and conditioning
- Therapeutic ultrasound
North Country Orthopaedic Group in Watertown, NY will provide you with a thorough evaluation by a licensed physical therapist and a custom treatment plan that is just what your doctor ordered. Dial (315) 782-1650 for an appointment or use our online appointment request form today.
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Join us in congratulating Dr. Natalie Nielsen in becoming Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery!
ABOS Board Certification “is yet one more assurance for patients and their families — before and after surgery. Studies point to better outcomes, decreased infection rates and reduced time away from home when surgery is performed by a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon”1.
Board certification is voluntary process beyond medical licensure. A Board Certified physician must meet certain educational requirements. Certification first consists of two phases. The first phase is a timed exam of approximately 320 multiple choice questions covering all of orthopaedics. After passing this exam, the physician is considered Board Eligible. The second phase is an oral exam, for which all surgical cases performed during a six-month period are submitted for review by the volunteer Board Certified orthopaedic surgeons. Twelve cases are selected for the oral exam presentation. The cases are independently graded and scrutinized by examiners on many levels. Once a physician passes the second phase, they are Board Certified for a period of 10 years.