Orthopedic Physical Therapy Specialist

Negassi  Seyoum, DPT -  - Physical Therapist

Springs Physical Therapy

Negassi Seyoum, DPT

Physical Therapist located in Silver Spring, MD

If physical pain from an injury or degenerative condition is interfering with your day-to-day activities or overall quality of life, orthopedic physical therapy is a drug-free method of relieving pain while addressing the underlying condition. At Springs Physical Therapy in Silver Spring, Maryland, Negassi Seyoum, DPT, and his team provide highly customized orthopedic physical therapy to lessen your pain and get you back to your regular activities. Call Springs Physical Therapy or request a consultation online today to learn more about how orthopedic physical therapy can help you.

Orthopedic Physical Therapy Q & A

What is orthopedic physical therapy?

Orthopedic physical therapy focuses on healing your musculoskeletal system, including your joints, bones, muscles, and connective tissue. Dr. Seyoum and his team combine exercises, stretches, and other approaches to rebuild or improve your strength, flexibility, and range of motion. It’s a highly personalized treatment, with programs custom-designed to meet your specific needs. 

What conditions does orthopedic physical therapy treat?

At Springs Physical Therapy, Dr. Seyoum and his team use orthopedic physical therapy to address a wide range of painful conditions and injuries, including:

  • Neck pain
  • Back pain 
  • Joint pain
  • Knee injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Work-related injuries
  • Sports injuries

They also offer orthopedic physical therapy to help you recover from surgeries. Whether you’re coping with muscle spasms, a sprain, strain, or nerve-related condition, or if you have pain, stiffness, and a limited range of motion, orthopedic physical therapy can alleviate your symptoms, address the underlying condition, and restore your quality of life. 

What should I expect during an orthopedic physical therapy appointment?

Your first physical therapy appointment begins with a comprehensive consultation and physical exam, so your therapist can develop a thorough understanding of your needs. Then, they create a personalized treatment plan to address your pain and its root cause. 

Your orthopedic physical therapy program may include:

  • Therapeutic exercises and stretches
  • Manual therapy 
  • Ultrasound
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Mechanical traction
  • Shock wave therapy
  • Dry needling

In most cases, you have a series of appointments that usually decrease in frequency as your pain subsides, and your body heals. Your therapist teaches you exercises and stretches to practice at home to maintain your progress between appointments. 

What are the benefits of orthopedic physical therapy?

Orthopedic physical therapy is a highly adaptable health care service. Your program is specifically designed by a trained and licensed therapist to address your specific needs — there is no cookie-cutter approach. 

Additionally, physical therapy doesn’t rely on medication to mask your pain. It strengthens your body and relieves the conditions that cause your pain for lasting relief. An added benefit is that as you become stronger and more flexible, your risk of future pain decreases. 

If you’re interested in orthopedic physical therapy, call Springs Physical Therapy or make an appointment online today.