Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

Tri-City Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Kennewick was established with the goal of providing excellent healthcare therapy to the Tri-Cities areas. Because our therapists are employed by TCO, they have direct access to your TCO physician.

TCO Richland Provider with patient shoulder check
Physical Therapy at TCO
TCO PT Jacob with patient

Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

Orthopedic physical therapy is the provision of care for those individuals of all ages with disorders or dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic physical therapists are skilled in the diagnosis, management, and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders. They are experts in the assessment of movement and can help individuals move better, often with less pain, through skilled manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and patient education.

These specific interventions help improve:

  • Rotator Cuff Injuries & Other Shoulder Problems

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Post-operative Rehabilitation from Orthopedic Surgical Procedures

  • Chronic Pain

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Muscle Strains

  • Joint Sprains/Pain/Swelling, Including Knee & Ankle Injuries

Geriatric Physical Therapy

Geriatric Physical Therapy concerns the physical conditions associated with normal adult aging. These include (but are not limited to) arthritis, hip and joint replacement, and balance issues. Geriatric Physical Therapists develop treatment strategies to help aging adults gain or maintain mobility, manage pain, and restore physical fitness.

Sports Physical Therapy

Sports physical therapy is a specialized practice that focuses on prevention, evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, and performance enhancement of the physically active individual. This includes pre-participation screenings, equipment recommendations, prescribed fitness programs, and much more. Sports physical therapists incorporate the most current research into their practice to help the active individual fully participate in sports and recreation.

The following are interventions often provided by sports physical therapists:

  • On-site Evaluation & Management of Acute Sports Injuries

  • Treatment & Rehabilitation

  • Performance Enhancement

  • Injury Prevention

Hand Therapy

TCO’s hand therapists work in unison with our hand and elbow orthopaedic surgeons to achieve a continuity of care. Whether it be surgery or an injury, we see you through to your return to a productive lifestyle.

Hand therapists are occupational therapists or physical therapists who, through advanced study and training, specialize in treating conditions affecting the elbow, wrist, and hand such as:

  • Trigger Finger

  • Nerve Compression Syndromes Such As Carpal Tunnel

  • Fractures & Dislocations

  • Herniated Discs

  • Stenosis

  • Fractured Vertebrae

  • Spinal Deformity

  • Tumors

  • Infections

  • Congenital Abnormalities

  • Cervical Myelopathy

  • Chronic Back Pain


Meet Our Therapists

A Physical Therapist is a degree-holding health professional trained in the evaluation and treatment of different conditions that affect physical function. A Physical Therapist evaluates all components of movement: strength, range of motion, flexibility, balance, posture, body mechanics, coordination, endurance, and general mobility. After evaluating the patient, the Physical Therapist will develop an individualized treatment program to aid the patient in restoring physical function. A Physical Therapist may work in a hospital, a clinic, a school, a rehabilitation center, or in a patient’s home. As part of treatment, a Physical Therapist will provide education about the problem and instruction in exercises to improve function.

Kelsie - TCO PT
Randelle Fuller, MPT - Tri-City Orthopaedics
Julie Taggares OT
Lucy Cruz OT
Julie Hansen
Hugo Gallegos PT aide
Casie Nickolaus – PT Aide