Orthopedic Surgery Rehabilitation

Orthopedic rehabilitation is your next step to recovery after surgery. Our goal is to work with you and your physician to quickly and safely restore function. We seek to put you back in motion and prevent the problem from occurring again. We want to restore your normal strength, motion and flexibility, while reducing your pain as quickly as possible.

Total Joint Rehabilitation

Postoperative rehabilitation is extremely important following total joint replacement. In order to ensure pain-free function of the joint and improve the patient’s quality of life, Pinnacle Physical Therapy’s joint replacement rehabilitation program is designed to:

  • Strengthen the repairing bone around the replaced joint
  • Keep muscles strong and healthy
  • Manage the pain of recovery 
  • Improve mobility, range of motion and dexterity

Sports Injury Rehabilitation

Pinnacle Physical Therapy has an extensive background in providing excellent quality care for athletes at every level of competition. Professional, college, club, high school, and recreational athletes have all sought treatment from Pinnacle and returned to being active and competitive in their sports, work, and life.

We meet the individual needs of injured athletes using treatment methods similar to those used by collegiate and professional athletes. Working as a team, our athletic trainers and physical therapists provide care that is unsurpassed and unique to each individual patient. Our team approach includes close communication with physicians, athletic trainers, coaches, employers, and administrators on the progress of each individual.

Work Injury Rehabilitation

If you are experiencing pain or a decline in performance at work, Pinnacle Physical Therapy can offer assistance with traumatic or overuse injuries that occur on or off the job. Our physical therapists will design a treatment program to improve your function, maximize your abilities, and speed your recovery.

On the job injuries cause problems for employees and employers including lost time, increased workers' compensation costs, disability costs, hiring and training costs and reduced productivity. Our Pinnacle Therapy team understands these concerns.

By using a multi-disciplinary approach, we assists employers with case resolution. Our program is also focused on injury prevention and education. Including:

  • Work Conditioning Programs
  • Job Placement Screening
  • Fit for Duty
  • Functional Job Descriptions
  • Job Site Analysis
  • Injury Prevention Seminars

We can assist physicians, insurance companies, case managers, and employees by providing education regarding safe work practices and explain the use of protective body mechanics that help establish and maintain ergonomic work habits.

Prosthesis Training

Once a patient is fitted for their new prosthetic limb, we can assist in the process of regaining the flexibility, strength, and endurance necessary to successfully function everyday with their prosthesis.

Our physical therapists working closely with our patients and their families so that they learn how to put the prosthesis on and monitor its fit and function. We train our patients to walk with the assistive devices they will need on a variety of walking surfaces so that they can safely return to daily activities.


Kinesiotaping facilitates the body’s natural healing process without restricting the body’s range of motion. It provides support and stability to muscles and joints and is used to successfully treat orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological, and medical conditions.

Kinesio Tape offers the following benefits:

  • Re-educates the neuromuscular system
  • Reduces pain
  • Optimizes performance
  • Prevents injury
  • Promotes improved circulation and healing


Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is a process in which the therapist uses a set of hand-held instruments to detect and treat areas of adhesion that may result from surgery, immobilization, or repetitive strain. Using these methods, the adhesions are broken down allowing the patient to regain function.

IASTM offers the following benefits:

  • Improved range of motion
  • Increased strength 
  • Decreased pain perception

Dry Needling

Dry Needling uses a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate the underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular and connective tissues for relief of nueromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments.

Benefits of Dry Needling when performed with other therapies are:

  • Deactivates and relaxes trigger points
  • Reduces pain and discomfort
  • Enhances range of motion
  • Enhances your ability to function normally

“Off Ramp” Medical Wellness Program

The specialists at Pinnacle Orthopedics and Pinnacle Physical Therapy have combined efforts with D1 Northshore Sports Training to create a new and innovative program called the D1 Off Ramp Program. This transition or “off ramp” process allows patients, athletes, and workers to continue their recovery and healing while reaching their fitness goals by moving into a Medical Wellness Program.

All too often, patients will complete their Physical Therapy treatment to find that they made great gains and still want to continue their training and medical wellness success. Now, they have the opportunity to train with the highly recognized physical fitness experts at D1 Northshore Sports Training while also benefiting from the in-house Clinical oversight of the specialists at Pinnacle Medical. The value and benefits can be at a reduced cost which benefits the patients directly.

For insurers, employers, and workers, the D1 Off Ramp Program can easily serve as a robust and well established “work conditioning” program. Our team of Orthopedic and Physical Therapy specialists are highly recognized experts in managing “return to work” and “fit for duty” programs.

Benefits of the D1 Off Ramp Program:

  • Allows a patient to continue to receive the benefits of exercise and therapy in an alternate, cost effective setting
  • Provide training and techniques to transition into a personal medical wellness program
  • Direct clinical oversight by Pinnacle Medical providers
  • Workers benefit from accelerated “return to work” and “fit for duty” determinations