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Alpine Physical Therapy
Three Locations
In North, South, and Downtown Missoula
Missoula, MT 59804
Ph: 406-251-2323
Fax: 406-251-2999

Child Orthopedics
Pain Management
Spine - Cervical
Spine - General
Spine - Lumbar
Spine - Thoracic

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I fell on the ice two years ago and broke my elbow into little pieces. Since then, I have had six surgeries on my arm to repair the elbow. Nothing has worked, and now I have a surgically fused elbow. Even though it has been almost nine months since the surgery, I am still having trouble with simple things like picking up a glass of water or cutting my food. What do you recommend?

There are adaptive aids that can help you with a variety of tasks, from picking up socks off the floor to holding a cup or toothbrush. Also, you'd probably benefit from the services of a physical or occupational therapist. These health care professionals can assess your work or home for ways to help you complete tasks more easily. Ask your doctor for a recommendation, or call a local clinic or hospital for the name of a licensed therapist.


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