Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Town Center Orthopaedics: Physical Therapy in Virginia

Physical therapy is a term used to cover a wide range of treatments that aim to help you heal and build physical strength and flexibility following injury, illness, or surgery. It’s also an important part of preoperative preparation for surgeries such as rotator cuff repairs, ACL reconstruction, and total joint replacement.

At Town Center Orthopaedics, our team has the professional physical therapy skills and experience to diagnose and treat all types of musculoskeletal disorders. They can provide expert instruction and education about your condition to improve your performance of therapeutic exercises safely and effectively. They also work side-by-side with your surgeon for optimal post-surgical rehabilitation.

Physical therapy sessions are approximately 30-60 minutes, depending on your diagnosis and how you’re progressing. You also get a home exercise program to follow. Many physical therapy patients also benefit from occupational therapy sessions.

Get expert orthopedic physical therapy at any of Town Center Orthopedics’ locations including Ashburn, Centreville, Fairfax, and Reston.


The sports, physical and orthopedic therapy specialists at Town Center Orthopaedics perform the following procedures:

Orthopedic Physical Therapy Q & A

What are the types of specialized physical therapy?

Some of the techniques the Town Center Orthopaedics physical therapy team might use to treat you include:

  • Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (Graston® Technique)

    • Your physical therapist uses instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) techniques to improve joint mobility by treating issues such as scar tissue buildup (fibrosis), inflammation, and fascial restrictions in your soft tissues.
  • The specialized instruments your physical therapist uses allow them to penetrate deep into the tissues. Breaking up fibrotic tissue and reducing the number of damaged fibers results in an improved range of motion and reduction in pain.
  • Functional dry needling (FDN)

    • Trigger point dry needling uses a solid needle that penetrates your skin to access myofascial trigger points in your muscles. These trigger points are tightened fibers within a muscle that cause pain and tenderness and can limit movement.
  • Dry needling reduces muscle tension and improves pain control. It also helps to speed up a return to active physical therapy.
  • The Town Center Orthopaedics physical therapy team also offers specialized sports physical therapy services like Sportsmetrics™ – the first ACL injury prevention program that helps prevent female athletes from incurring serious knee ligament injuries.
Are other physical therapy services available?

Examples of the orthopedic physical therapy services available at Town Center Orthopaedics include:

  • Functional movement assessment
  • Joint mobilization and manipulation
  • Corrective exercise regimens
  • Posture reeducation
  • Walking and running mechanics
  • Balance training
  • Core stabilization
  • Sport taping
  • Splinting

The team also provides routine aftercare following interventional procedures and surgeries.

You don’t need to have a prescription to benefit from these treatments. Under Virginia state law, you can get direct access to physical therapy for a maximum of 60 days without a prescription but you may still need a doctor’s referral depending on your insurance carrier.

How do I find orthopedic physical therapy?

Find it at Town Center Orthopaedics, conveniently located across Virginia in Ashburn, Centreville, Fairfax, and Reston. Call Town Center Orthopaedics anytime or request an appointment online.

Get Leading Orthopedic Physical Therapy in Virginia

Town Center Orthopaedics is a top provider of high-quality, state-of-the-art orthopedic care and physical therapy for patients throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia in Ashburn, Centreville, Fairfax, and Reston. Please don’t hesitate to call or request an appointment online and discover how our specialists can help you heal and build physical strength and flexibility following injury, illness, or surgery.

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