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occupational and physical therapy

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Occupational & Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy


When it hurts to move, turn to Orthopaedic Associates of Duluth to help get you back to your full range of living. Whether you are an adult or an athlete who needs therapy after an injury or surgery, the team of physical and occupational therapists at Orthopaedic Associates can work with you. Together, we will get you back in the game, enjoying a mobile, independent lifestyle…without pain.

Depending on each patient's case, therapy can be utilized on its own with non-surgical options and interventions or as part of a total treatment plan that includes surgery. Therapy can be used to prevent injury as well. Whether you are in need of post-surgical therapy or are suffering from a sport, work-related or repetition injury, we can work with you to customize your treatment plan from start to finish.

We have two great offices to serve your therapy needs. Our main office in Duluth features an expanded physical therapy area - nearly double the size of our previous area - so that patients are able to work through their physical therapy in an open, comfortable space. Our second therapy office is in Hermantown, where you can take full advantage of our spacious fitness gym and our sport specific programs.

Physical Therapy

Whether it’s treatment for a sports injury or general ailment, post-surgery or preventative rehabilitation, our physical therapists are trained in the latest techniques to help patients improve body strength, function and mobility and return to an active, independent lifestyle.

We offer one-on-one sessions, total joint post-op care and several specialized therapy programs including:

  • Sportsmetrics ACL prevention and return to sport program
  • Running assessments and custom running programs
  • Return to sport testing
  • Dry needling, a customized treatment for craniofacial, cervicothoracic and upper extremity musculoskeletal conditions

Occupational Therapy

Available in-house, our experienced occupational therapy team works with patients to improve range of motion and promote faster healing. We specialize in upper extremity treatments for hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders, providing individualized treatment plans for each patient. A certified hand therapist customizes wrist and hand orthotics and assesses shoulder to hand injuries as well.

Pilates Reformer

As part of our physical and occupational therapy services, we now offer the Pilates Reformer. The machine is used to give patients more stability, overall strength and flexibility. It is also used to increase range of motion and for safe positioning to progress more rapidly and on track to a fuller recovery.