Many treatment options exist to address orthopedic and sports injuries in the realm of physical therapy.
At CTPO we use stretching, balance, endurance, and strengthening as primary tools. These interventions are active, forcing the patient to participate and engage in the movement. These interventions have significant secondary benefits like increased blood flow to the area and increased confidence for the patient.
In contrast, are passive treatments including massage, hot/cold packs, dry needling, cupping, mobilization, manipulation, and adjustments. Passive treatments, more broadly, are when the therapist simply does something to the patient. These treatments do not actively involve the patient and have limited efficacy and limited secondary benefits.