Orthopedic and Sports Therapy at Baylor College of Medicine
Following an injury, return to full function often takes a team. At Baylor College of Medicine, physical therapists work on site with physicians so patients receive comprehensive care in our Orthopedic and Sports Therapy clinic. Our physical therapists have extensive experience in both non-operative and surgical musculoskeletal injuries of the upper extremity, lower extremity and spine. In therapy, patients will work to reduce pain/effusion and restore deficits in range of motion, gait, strength and balance to allow full return to sport/function.
Baylor physical therapists are all board certified as orthopedic or sports specialists, assuring patients that they will be cared for by clinicians who excel in their chosen field and have a passion for what they do. We offer the latest treatments and therapeutic advances which include:
Manual Therapy: Mobilization and manipulation of joints to decrease pain and improve motion.
Dry Needling (Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling): A neurophysiological evidence-based treatment technique using solid filiform needles (acupuncture needles) for the treatment of muscle pain. Dry needling requires effective manual assessment of the neuromuscular system. Research supports that dry needling improves pain control, reduces muscle tension, normalizes biochemical and electrical dysfunction of motor end plates, and facilitates an accelerated return to activity. Physical therapists at Baylor are well trained to utilize dry needling in conjunction with manual physical therapy interventions.
Sportsmetrics: A six-week jump program proven to reduce ACL injuries in females and a must to complete in order to return to sport with confidence.
AlterG: An anti-gravity treadmill that unweights a user through "differential air pressure,” a technology developed by NASA. It is used for rehabilitating the lower extremity following injury or surgery, aerobic conditioning, weight control, gait training for neurological conditions and strengthening and conditioning the elderly.
Flexionator/Extensionator: Devices used to help assist with range of motion following surgery.
TRX: A suspension trainer that utilizes one’s own body weight to improve strength, flexibility, and balance.