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SJMC Winter 2014

Orthopedic Therapy

Franciscan orthopedic therapists will help get you back on your feet. We evaluate and treat orthopedic conditions to get you moving again. You will receive personalized care with your therapist at each visit.

AquaciserCommon conditions treated include:

  • arthritis
  • bursitis
  • tendonitis
  • fibromyalgia
  • fractures
  • back pain
  • osteoporosis
  • soft tissue injuries, and many more

A few of our treatment techniques include:

  • manual orthopedic therapy
  • sports medicine
  • back stabilization
  • body mechanics
  • prosthetic and orthotic training
  • pre- and post-surgical care
  • total joint replacement therapy
  • aquaciser underwater treadmill

Aquatic therapeutic exercise is part of our program, available by referral. The Aquaciser offers variable speed, reverse motion, resistance, buoyancy to reduce the effects of gravity and heated water for greater tissue extensibility. Use of the Aquaciser is especially helpful in total joint rehabilitation. The Aquaciser is available only at St. Joseph Outpatient Center in Tacoma, St. Francis Outpatient Center in Federal Way, and the St. Clare Specialty Center in Lakewood.

Orthopedic Therapy Services are available at all Franciscan Therapy locations. Click on How to Find Us for contact information.