Orthopaedic physical therapists diagnose and treat disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal system as well as rehabilitate patients post orthopaedic surgery. Orthopaedic therapists are trained in the treatment of post operative joint rehab, acute and chronic sports injuries, sprains and strains, arthritis, and a whole lot more. Manual therapy like joint mobilizations and stretching techniques are combined with strength and resistance training for a successful rehab. Modalities like ultrasound and electrical stimulation are often used to speed up recovery time and decrease pain. Those who have suffered injury or disease affecting the muscles, bones, ligaments, or tendons of the body will benefit from assessment by a physical therapist.