Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

Tri-City Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Richland and Physical Therapy Kennewick were 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.

Our facility boasts state-of-the-art therapy equipment along with an aquatic therapy conditioning and hydrotherapy rehab pool.

Physical Therapy gym equipment - Tri-City Orthopaedics
Physical Therapy Tables - Tri-City Orthopaedics

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:

  • Low Back & Neck Pain

  • Rotator Cuff Injuries & Other Shoulder Problems

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Post-operative Rehabilitation from Orthopedic Surgical Procedures

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Muscle Strains

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

  • Chronic Pain

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.

Aquatics Physical Therapy

Aquatic physical therapy includes the treatment and rehabilitation of patients in an aquatic environment. The unique properties of water, including buoyancy, accommodative resistance and support enhance interventions for patients across a wide age span with musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, and cardiopulmonary.

These specific interventions help improve:

  • Function & Independence

  • Endurance/Conditioning

  • Body Mechanics & Posture

  • Flexibility

  • Strength

  • Gait & Ambulation

  • Relaxation

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 Physical 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.

 
Kraig Sorenson, DPT, OCS - Tri-City Orthopaedics
Andrew Wright, PT, DPT, SCS, STC, AT/L - Tri-City Orthopaedics
Tamara Turner, MPT - Tri-City Orthopaedics
Randelle Fuller, MPT - Tri-City Orthopaedics
Juanita Hambright, OTR - Tri-City Orthopaedics
Paul Pettyjohn, OTR/L, MLD/CDT, CAPS - Tri-City Orthopaedics
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