Orthopedic Physical Therapy in Midland & Odessa, TX
This branch of physical therapy focuses on the problems with respect to the musculoskeletal system (muscles, bones, ligaments or tendons). Physical therapists evaluate, diagnose, treat and manage injuries and diseases that affect the joints and muscles of all types of populations. The primary goal of the orthopedic physical therapist is to help the patient avoid having surgery due to injury and, if surgery is required, to assist in rapid and high-quality rehabilitation.
Board-Certified Orthopedic Physical Therapist
Dr. William Dodson is a highly experienced Board Certified Orthopedic Physical Therapist in the Permian Basin. Dr. Dodson also has a Doctor of Science Degree in Orthopedic Physical Therapy along with a Certification in Hand Therapy. In his 20 years as a physical therapist, Dr. Dodson has treated more orthopedic cases than any other therapist in the Midland & Odessa, TX area. Give us a call today to learn more about physical therapy!
Sports Medicine is Our Specialty
Sports medicine is the focus of helping athletes whether it may be for an injury or providing additional training. Here at Paradigm Physical Therapy, we do both. We have expert physical therapists that help athletes recover after experiencing an injury from a sport. Our goal is to get you moving again as soon as possible. We help to rehabilitate both children and adults for their sports injuries. Our therapists are able to treat children because they have the knowledge and training for growing bodies, whereas adults are fully grown.
At Paradigm Physical Therapy, you can also work with our certified athletic trainers to improve athletic technique with conditioning and motivation. Our trainers can help you prevent future injury with stretching techniques and growing your strength. Join our personal training program and see the results! Call today for more information.
Learn About Our Anti-Gravity Treadmill for Rehab & Recovery
The Anti-Gravity Treadmill is a unique piece of equipment that allows individuals to walk or run at a lower percentage of their body weight. The Anti-Gravity Treadmill is particularly beneficial for injured athletes, as it can assist in gaining confidence, maintaining cardiovascular condition, as well as reduce the risk of re-injury. It helps the patient’s complete rehabilitation with less pain.
How does it work?
To use the treadmill, specific shorts must be worn, (generally over the top of shorts or tight leggings) and once the shorts are on, the patient steps inside the chamber of the machine, similar to a large bubble, and is zipped inside. This allows the lower body to be enclosed and supported by the air pressure.
The machine is then calibrated to the patient, and the body support percentage can be adjusted as desired. From there, the treadmill operates similarly to a standard treadmill with speed adjustments for walking or running. Once the device is turned on, it's casing gradually fills with air, creating a waist-high bubble, and as the user begins walking, their legs begin to feel lighter, with noticeably less pressure on the joints and less effort for each step.
In the Anti-Gravity Treadmill, walking feels almost weightless, even with increased speed and incline. Even those who dislike exercise due to fatigue or mobility issues find working out on this treadmill to be a pleasant experience, and some even begin looking forward to it.