Our Approach to Orthopedics
Orthopedics is a specialty of medicine which focuses on the bones, joints, tendons, muscles, cartilage and any other hard (bone) or soft tissue of the arms and legs. In Physical Therapy you will often find orthopedic specialists who works with patients post surgically. Although a geriatric specialist might work with patients in such older populations with their arm, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle complaints. For instance, if you are treating balance, you also have to be competent in orthopedic conditions because leg function is required for such function. A Chiropractor is classically known to treat and manage spinal conditions, but Board Certified Sports Chiropractors encompass an orthopedic specialty within their practice. In medicine, surgeons who focus on arm and leg conditions are Board Certified in Orthopedics.
Many injuries that patients suffer from can often comprise of multiple factors and regions. Medicine has worked to build specialties of practice, but a patient is often in need of a more rounded approach. Just as your primary care provider might be great at managing a sickness for you, they are usually not able to fully help with the hip injury you’re dealing with. A referral to an orthopedic specialist would allow you access to a provider who can evaluate your hip well, then are however often unable to appreciate how your pelvic and low back may be contributing to your hip complaint. Yes, they are competent to understand that the low back could be a source of your pain, but they’ll likely send you to a spinal specialist. In medicine, a spine specialist and orthopedic specialist are often surgeons. For most people a surgical evaluation is no what they’re expecting or hoping for. In medicine, there are providers such as Physiatrists who are orthopedic and neurological specialists. They are medically based but can appreciate the whole body more than a surgeon. In rehab, you have a Board Certified Diplomate in Chiropractic Sports Medicine who is the provider best suited to address the complete body more so than a classic Chiropractor or Physical Therapist
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