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Welcome to the Orthopedic Program

Our orthopedic program is comprised of a highly skilled team of therapists who provide quality, individualized care to each patient. We are well equipped to handle all orthopedic conditions including neck/back pain, musculoskeletal conditions, post-surgical care, tendinitis/bursitis and many more dysfunctions. The orthopedic team at Linden Oaks Physical Therapy has extensive specialized training in unique techniques such as; Graston Technique, Kinesio Taping, Modern Cupping Therapy, The McKenzie Method and John Barnes Myofascial Release Methods.

Our goal is to utilize these many tools to help you return quickly to optimal function at home, work or recreation. As your therapist, we strive to use the most up to date evidence based research and treatment protocols to give you, the patient, the best possible outcomes. We are excited to work with
you to help you achieve your goals!

Ryan McElhiney


Adam Ellis


Orthopedic Conditions We Treat

  • Joint Replacements
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Arthritis Pain
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Myofascial and Joint Pain
  • Tendonitis/Bursitis
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Post-Surgical Rehab
  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Headaches
  • Fractures
  • Gait Dysfunctions
  • Neurologic Disorders
  • Balance Dysfunctions
  • Deconditioning
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries
  • Work-Related Injuries
Techniques Used to Treat Orthopedic Conditions:

McKenzie Method

The McKenzie Method is a reliable assessment process intended for all musculoskeletal problems, including pain in the back, neck and extremities (i.e., shoulder, knee, ankle etc.), as well as issues associated with sciatica, sacroiliac joint pain, arthritis, degenerative disc disease, muscle spasms and/or intermittent numbness in hands or feet. If you are suffering from any such issues, then a MDT assessment may be right for you!

The McKenzie Method. The McKenzie Institute USA website

Accessed May 5, 2020.

Graston Technique

The Graston Technique enables physical therapists to address scar tissue and fascial restrictions during rehabilitation. The non-invasive technique uses specially designed stainless steel instruments to identify and treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. GT allows a clinician to get as deep into the tissue as necessary to invoke change, yet be sensitive to patient pain and tolerance.

Improving Injury Treatment and Rehabilitation: Faster and Better Patient Outcomes. Graston Technique, 2015.

Kinesio taping

The Kinesio Taping Method is a rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. It provides extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting. Latex-free and wearable for days at a time, Kinesio Tex Tape is safe for populations ranging from pediatric to
geriatric, and successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions. The Kinesio Taping Method is a therapeutic taping technique not only offering patients the support they are looking for, but also rehabilitating the affected condition as well.

What is Kinesiotaping Method? Kinesio taping website
Accessed May 5, 2020.

Modern Cupping Therapy

Modern Cupping Therapy is a safe modality that can be used by various fields of practitioners that do alternative bodywork treatment. The cups lift the tissue with applied suction, offering the potential for relief from pain, inflammation, digestive problems, improving circulation and stress relief. Cupping therapy can be used in both acute and chronic injuries, as well as post surgical treatment and scar management. The negative pressure created by the cups on the body during
treatment can also be an effective way to release underlying fascial restrictions.