Healing from an orthopedic injury or surgery almost always requires some type of physical therapy.
While your body may be excellent at healing with time after proper orthopedic treatment, to heal quickly and completely, with less pain and greater range of motion – there’s no beating the benefits of physical therapy. In some cases, physical therapy can even help you delay or avoid surgery altogether.
Contacting the Physical Therapy Department
You can reach the physical therapy department at Movement Orthopedics by:
Phone: (586) 488-2440
Fax: (586) 488-2441
43475 Dalcoma Dr., Suite 140
Clinton Township, MI 48038
- Monday – Thursday, 7 am - 7 pm
- Friday, 7 am - 5 pm
A referral from your physician may be required.
Adam Puszczewicz is a physical therapist at Movement Orthopedics.
He received his bachelor’s degree in exercise science and physical education with an emphasis on athletic training from Adrian College. Adam went on to receive his doctor of physical therapy (DPT) from Oakland University in 2010 and his orthopedic manual physical therapy (OMPT) certification in 2015.
Adam is also Astym certified, TPI Level 1 certified, and Functional Dry Needling Level 1 & 2 certified. He has experience working with athletes and work hardening, as well as helping patients with neck and lower back pain.
When he’s not working, Adam enjoys spending time with his two young children
Stephen Ung, PT, DPT is a staff physical therapist at Movement Orthopedics. He graduated from Michigan State University in 2013 with his Bachelors of Kinesiology and went on to receive his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Oakland University in 2016.
Stephen is also certified in Functional Dry Needling Level 1. He enjoys treating a wide variety of orthopedic conditions including post-operative conditions and sports related injuries.
His personal interests are working out, golfing, and spending time with his growing family.
- Doctor of Physical Therapy, DPT: Oakland University
- Bachelors of Science, Kinesiology: Michigan State University
- Functional Dry Needling Level 1
Jodi Fischer is a physical therapist at Movement Orthopedics.
Jodi received a master’s degree in physical therapy from Oakland University. Her education and training have focused on manual therapy for soft tissue, joint, and spinal intervention, as well as headache management.
Jodi has 20 years of experience in orthopedic settings. She is certified in RockTape and RockBlades, which are instrument-assisted therapies for soft tissue mobilization (IASTM).
In her free time, Jodi enjoys the outdoors, gardening, crafts, and attending sporting events. Her favorite professional team is the Detroit Tigers.
What Physical Therapy Can Do for You
Physical therapy can effectively relieve your pain and improve your ability to heal. Generally speaking, the benefits of physical therapy include:
- Relieving muscle, joint, and other pain
- Improving strength, balance, and flexibility
- Restoring range of motion and mobility
- Improving blood flow to areas of injury
- Helping prevent future injury, including from accidental falls
- Avoiding surgery
- Enhancing athletic performance, such as with our golf-swing performance program
Physical Therapy Techniques
The PT regimen recommended for you will depend on the type and severity of your injury or medical condition, severity of any symptoms you might be experiencing, as well as your overall health.
The licensed professionals at Movement Orthopedics’ physical therapy department will carefully assess your condition, work with you on your therapy goals, as well as guide and educate you on select therapies.
Examples of the therapeutic techniques we may employ over the course of your physical therapy include:
- Electrical stimulation, including transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
- Exercise, with objectives to improve range of motion, balance, pain relief, etc.
- Gait training
- Hot/cold therapy
- Joint mobilization and manipulation
- Light or laser therapy
- Manual therapy
- Proper posture and biomechanics
- Strength training
- Training to improve gross or fine motor skills
- Ultrasound (therapeutic)
What Physical Therapy Can Treat
Common orthopedic conditions that can benefit from physical therapy include:
- Ankle sprains
- Back pain
- Bone fractures
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Golfer’s elbow
- Joint pain
- Muscle strains
- Neck pain
- Overuse injuries
- Post-surgical recovery
- Rotator cuff tears
- Sports injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Tennis elbow
- Trigger finger
Heal Faster, Better at Movement Orthopedics PT
For the best recovery possible, make sure you’re getting the physical therapy you need. The orthopedic specialists and physical therapists at Movement Orthopedics in Clinton Township, Michigan, are well-versed in what it takes to heal simple to complex orthopedic injuries and conditions – quickly and completely.
We accept most insurance. Please call the main office of Movement Orthopedics at (586) 436-3785 to ensure that we take your insurance and that it includes coverage for physical therapy.
Call our physical therapy department at (586) 488-2440 for more information or to schedule your PT appointment. You can also request an appointment now.