Physical Therapy

Do you suffer from chronic pain or limited mobility in your joints? If so, it may be time to explore physical therapy as part of your orthopedic treatment plan. Physical therapy is a safe and effective way to reduce joint pain, increase flexibility, and strengthen muscles. 

What Is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is a healthcare specialty involved with evaluating, diagnosing, and treating disorders of the musculoskeletal system. The ultimate goal of physical therapy is to restore maximal functional independence to each individual patient. To achieve this goal, physical treatments, such as exercise, heat, cold, electricity, and massage, are utilized. 

Our doctors and therapists work closely to make sure patients are receiving the therapy they need, whether it is for strengthening and stability or to aid in recovery from a procedure, such as a partial or total joint replacement.

Physical therapy office in Granville, Ohio.

Our Philosophy on Providing Physical Therapy

We believe that providing quality service is paramount to a successful rehabilitation outcome. We accomplish this by refusing to cut corners and provide the following:

  • You will work only with a licensed physical therapist or physical therapy assistant at each appointment.
  • We believe in a team-orientated approach. Our therapists will work closely with our orthopedic surgeons to ensure excellence in clinical outcomes.
  • We limit our patients to approximately 12 in an 8-hour day to provide critical one-on-one time with each patient.
  • We listen to each patient to determine their rehabilitation goals and develop a plan with you to maximize your results.


We believe that Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine Physical Therapy sets the standard for outpatient orthopedic care. Make sure that you get the most out of your rehabilitation experience! 

Our Specialty in Physical Therapy

We specialize in the treatment of outpatient orthopedic disorders, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Back/neck pain
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Bulging discs/sciatica
  • Balance/fall prevention
  • Vestibular/dizziness
  • Knee pain
  • Muscle strains/weakness
  • Acute and chronic injury therapy
  • Return-to-play programs
  • Sports-specific rehabilitation
  • Strength and range-of-motion exercises

How Physical Therapy Can Help Athletes

As a former, nationally competitive gymnast and Division I athlete, our physical therapist Ian Kirk, P.T., M.P.T., recognizes that the injured athlete has focused needs and goals. Athletes are often under time limitations and need to be at the top of their game quickly.

Whether you are an elite athlete or a weekend warrior, we can tailor your rehab program to a specific sport to help you return to the playing field safely and with confidence.

Physical therapy gym at OSSM.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy can be included as part of integrative medicine. A massage therapist will rub and knead the soft tissues of your body. 

At Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine, we are honored to have partnered with Angela R. of Trinity Therapeutic Massage LLC to provide massage therapy to our patients who are suffering from an orthopedic or sports-related injury or condition.

Therapeutic massage can be helpful with:

  • Lessening depression and anxiety
  • Pumping oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs as well as improving circulation
  • Reducing post-surgical adhesions and swelling
  • Reducing spasms and cramping
  • Releasing endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller
  • Relieving migraine pain


Angela R. specializes in the following services:

  • Therapeutic massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Aromatherapy massage
  • Swedish massage


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Cold Therapy

At Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine, we remain on the leading edge of safe patient care. That’s why we proudly offer the Graymont X system with integrated SnoPak Cold Therapy technology to help reduce the need for narcotics after injuries or surgeries.

We understand the importance of a fast, safe, and effective recovery. In doing so, our experts focus on individualizing each patient’s postoperative recovery and helping them receive the best possible care.

To reduce the need for narcotics, the Graymont X durable medical equipment (DME) braces are each integrated with the SnoPak Cold Therapy technology, which creates a consistent and convenient cold therapy application to the site of injury.

Benefits of Cold Therapy

Below, you will find some of the most common benefits experienced by those who had cold therapy:

  • Latex-free and 100% non-toxic
  • Reduces the need for narcotics
  • Significantly relieves post-op pain, swelling, and inflammation
  • Up to four hours of reusable and constant cold therapy


To learn more about the SnoPak Cold Therapy technology, please call (740) 788-9220 or contact our office to book an appointment. 

Keeping You Active at Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine

Our specialty-trained physical therapy experts provide comprehensive therapy services. Combining specific exercises and activities to help patients restore joint and muscular function, strength, and range of motion for sports and orthopedic injuries, our experts are dedicated to helping patients return to their daily activities quickly and safely. 

To schedule a physical therapy appointment, please call (740) 522-9703 or request an appointment online. Our therapists in Granville and Coshocton, OH are ready to help you gain your mobility. Contact us today!

Medically reviewed by Edward L. Westerheide, M.D.