Orthopaedic Rehabilitation

Specializing in the treatment of pre and post surgical orthopaedic diagnoses:

  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Surgery (Total Joint Replacement, ACL/ PCL Repair, etc.)
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Surgery (SLAP, Bankart, Rotator cuff)
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Surgery
  • Lower Extremity Pain Associated with Athletic Endeavors (Golfers, Tennis, Runner, Triathletes, Sports)
  • Foot and Ankle Rehab

Why chose Bodies in Balance over other clinics for your orthopaedic needs?

  • One-on-one treatment by experienced physical therapists who continually strive to enhance their education regarding the latest advances orthopaedic rehab
  • Modern, convenient treatment facility with specialized equipment and private treatment rooms
  • Experience in treatment of the young (high school & UNC-W students) to older patient population
  • Continued communication with the orthopaedist throughout the patient’s care
  • Our therapists have first hand experience with sports and athletics. We can relate to our patients in that we too love the outdoors and love to move. Our therapists have passions in surfing, yoga, cycling, running, hiking, tennis, and volleyball…just to name a few of our activities. We can relate to our patients’ desire to have our bodies be ready to enjoy an active lifestyle.

Dry Needling T​echnique® for Treatment of Orthopaedic Tissue Restrictions

What is Dry Needling?

Chelsea’s story with dry needling:

Graston Technique® for Treatment of Orthopaedic Tissue Restrictions

Bodies in Balance PT offers dry needling as an adjunctive treatment to the total physical therapy treatment plan. As defined by the APTA (American Physical Therapy Association), dry needling is " a technique physical therapists use to treat myofascial pain. The technique uses a "dry" needle, one without medication or injection, inserted through the skin into areas of the muscle, known as trigger points.
Other terms commonly used to describe dry needling, include trigger point dry needling, and intramuscular manual therapy.

Dry needling is not acupuncture, a practice based on traditional Chinese medicine and performed by acupuncturists. Dry needling is a part of modern Western medicine principles, and supported by research"​

Our therapists offer a unique method in addressing fascial and soft tissue restrictions that may occur in patients post-operatively, with injury or from prolonged postural changes. The Graston Technique® is an instrument-assisted manual technique for examination and treatment of many soft-tissue conditions.

Functional Movement System (FMS)

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