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As technology advances, workplaces rapidly
add new equipment to offices, factories and
clinics. However, their employees still have the
"same old human body,".
Orthopedic physical therapists diagnose, manage, and treat disorders and injuries of the
musculoskeletal system including rehabilitation after orthopedic surgery. This specialty of physical
therapy is most often found in the out-patient clinical setting. Orthopedic therapists are trained in
the treatment of post-operative orthopedic procedures, fractures, acute sports injuries, arthritis,
sprains, strains, back and neck pain, spinal conditions, and amputations.
Joint and spine mobilization/manipulation, dry needling, therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular
reeducation, hot/cold packs, and electrical muscle stimulation (e.g., cryotherapy, iontophoresis,
electrotherapy) are modalities often used to expedite recovery in the orthopedic
setting.[verification needed] Additionally, an emerging adjunct to diagnosis and treatment is the
use of sonography for diagnosis and to guide treatments such as muscle retraining.
Those who have suffered injury or disease affecting the muscles, bones, ligaments, or tendons will
benefit from assessment by a physical therapist specialized in orthopedics.