Physical therapy for the musculoskeletal system

Orthopedic physical therapy focuses on restoring the function of your musculoskeletal system so that you can return to your active lifestyle without pain. Your musculoskeletal system consists of your joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. A joint is where two or more bones come together and is often cushioned by cartilage. Ligaments connect bones to each other to strengthen joints, and tendons connect your muscles to your bones to allow movement. 

Muscles play two important roles in your musculoskeletal system - movement and stability. In order to move your body, your brain tells your muscle to contract, your muscle shortens, and one bone is pulled to another across a joint. You also have muscles that don’t participate in producing large movements, but instead provide stability to your trunk and pelvis during your daily activities. 

Injury to any of these musculoskeletal structures can lead to pain, decreased range of motion, and decreased strength. Whether you are a high level athlete or a grandparent who just wants to hold their grandchildren, orthopedic injuries can get in the way of doing the things you love to do. 

When you are suffering from an orthopedic injury, physical therapy is often a good first line treatment to avoid or minimize the use of opioids or invasive surgeries. In fact, research shows that physical therapy is just as effective as surgery for many common conditions, including rotator cuff tears, meniscus tears, knee arthritis, and degenerative disc disease. And when orthopedic surgery is indicated, physical therapy can improve surgical outcomes by optimizing your function before surgery and guiding you safely in your recovery process after surgery.



How can Activcore help?

Physical therapists at Activcore are movement experts that specialize in assessing and treating orthopedic dysfunctions using evidence based techniques. They go beyond treating your symptoms to find and treat the underlying cause. This approach ensures that you will have lasting relief rather than a short-term quick fix. They are also trained in hands-on soft tissue and joint mobilizations, trigger point dry needling, and neuromuscular activation with the Red Cord suspension system. Every session is one-on-one with your physical therapist, ensuring a highly personalized experience tailored to your goals. 

We Treat

• Achilles strain / tear / tendinopathy
• AC joint repair surgery
• AC joint sprain / dislocation
• ACL tear / repair / reconstruction
• Ankle sprain
• Arthritis
• Arthroscopic surgeries
• Bicep tendon surgery
• Biceps tendinitis / tendonitis
• Carpal tunnel syndrome
• Cervical radiculopathy
• Cervical spine dysfunction
• Cubital tunnel syndrome
• Decreased rotational mobility
• Deltoid bursitis
• Elbow instability
• Epicondylitis
• Femoral acetabular impingement (FAI)
• Fractures
• Frozen shoulder
• Golfers elbow
• Groin strain
• Hamstring strain/tear
• Hip labral tear
• Hip trochanteric bursitis
• Impingement syndrome
• IT band syndrome
• Joint sprains
• Labral tears
• Labral surgery
• Lateral epicondylalgia / epicondylitis
• Ligament injuries
• Lumbar spine dysfunction
• Medial epicondylalgia / epicondylitis
• Meniscectomy

• Meniscus tear / repair
• Muscle strains
• Neck pain
• Nerve injuries
• Patellar tendinopathy
• Patellofemoral syndrome
• Plantarfasciitis
• Postural dysfunction
• Rotator cuff dysfunction
• Rotator cuff repair surgery
• Rotator cuff tears
• Rotator cuff tendinitis / tendonitis
• Sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction
• Scapular dyskinesis
• Sciatica
• Shoulder dislocation
• Shoulder (glenohumeral) instability
• Shoulder impingement
• Shoulder replacement surgery
• Shoulder subluxation
• SLAP repair surgery
• SLAP tears
• Spondylolisthesis
• Sports injuries
• Subacromial bursitis
• Tendinitis / Tendonitis
• Tendon injuries
• Tennis elbow
• Thoracic outlet syndrome
• Thoracic spine dysfunction
• Tommy John surgery
• Ulnar collateral ligament injury
• Ulnar tunnel syndrome
• Weakness
• Whiplash

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Activcore Online (Telehealth)Atlanta, GeorgiaCUMMING, GEORGIADENVER, COLORADOGREENwood village, COLORADOCASTLE ROCK, COLORADOPRINCETON, New JerseyScotch Plains, New Jerseynewtown, pennsylvania
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