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Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Michael DiLella is the physical therapist at Home Base Physical Therapy specializing in orthopedic care.  He has been practicing as a physical therapist for over 11 years (6 in the Morristown Area).

Orthopedic physical therapists diagnose, manage, and treat disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal system including rehabilitation after orthopedic surgery. acute trauma such as sprains, strains,injuries of insidious onset such as tendinopathy, bursitis and deformities like scoliosis. This speciality of physical therapy is most often found in the out-patient clinical setting. Orthopedic therapists are trained in the treatment of post-operative orthopedic procedures, fractures, acute sports injuries, arthritis, sprains, strains, back and neck pain, spinal conditions, and amputations.

Joint and spine mobilization/manipulation, dry needling, therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular techniques, muscle reeducation, hot/cold packs, and electrical muscle stimulation (e.g., cryotherapy, iontophoresis, electrotherapy) are modalities employed to expedite recovery in the orthopedic setting.  Additionally, an emerging adjunct to diagnosis and treatment is the use of sonography for diagnosis and to guide treatments such as muscle retraining. Those who have suffered injury or disease affecting the muscles, bones, ligaments, or tendons will benefit from assessment by a physical therapist specialized in orthopedics.

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Michael DiLella, PT, MSPT

Michael DiLella graduated from Thomas Jefferson University in 2005 with his Master’s in Physical Therapy. He has been practicing Orthopedic Physical Therapy since then. His philosphy includes empowering the patient with not only the physical attributes they need to accomplish their goals, but also with the knowledge of how to prevent injury in the future. Each patient recieves an indivualized plan of care which is tailored to their specific needs and goals.

Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Common Injuries

Sports Injuries
Overuse Injury (Tendonitis/Bursitis)
Post-operative (ACL, total hip, total knee, etc)
Neck/Back Pain

Treatments Utilized

One on One Therapuetic Exercise
Myofascial Release
Electric Stimulation
Dry Needling
Manual Therapy