Orthopedic physical therapists diagnose, manage and treat disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal system. They also help people recover from orthopedic surgery. This physical therapy treats injuries to the muscles, bones and other tissue in the body. People needing this type of therapy could have been injured while working or playing sports. They might also have injuries due to surgery or a chronic disease. Orthopedic physical therapy usually includes exercises, manual therapy to increase range of motion and other techniques that will help to relieve pain and restore mobility.