Physical Therapy Clinic
1809 Indian Wells Rd
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Aches, pains, and injuries can keep you from fully participating in your everyday tasks and activities.
Whether it’s taking a walk in the park, playing with your kids or grandkids, or reaching your fitness goals, you want to get back to living like you used to—or even better.
We believe that no one should have to live in pain or be restricted from doing what they love to do.
Our team of specialists is dedicated to using the latest techniques and research to help you overcome your aches, pains, and strains—so you can get back to being you again.
You shouldn’t have to sit out of the activities you love. With a personalized therapy plan designed with your unique issue and goals in mind, Gallien Therapy will help get you back to feeling like yourself again.
Gallien Therapy is ready to help you uncover and correct impairments such as stiff joints or muscle weakness, so there is nothing left to stop you from living your best life.
A 3,000-square-foot facility and friendly staff offer patients a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. We want patients to feel at home and know we care about their needs. In addition, lifeFitness equipment and our therapists’ expertise are the tools needed to regain function after injury or accident.
Orthopedic Physical Therapy
Gallien Therapy has only one focus; Orthopedic Physical Therapy. We can provide our patients with the most specialized care after an orthopedic injury or accident by specializing in just this one field of practice. We feel that having one focus leads to a better outcome for our patients.
Gallien Therapy understands the significance of each patient’s rehabilitation after an orthopedic injury. Every person is unique, and their rehab must reflect that fact. Therefore, our therapists tailor an individualized treatment plan for each patient. In addition, we know rehabilitation is a team effort, with the patient, physicians, and physical therapists working together to gain the best possible results.
Owner and Physical Therapist Ron Gallien brings over 30 years of orthopedic physical therapy experience to his patients, 20 years as a certified orthopedic specialist.
Orthopedic physical therapy is used to treat both non-surgical and post-surgical patients with the following conditions:
Muscle weakness and imbalance
Spinal and other joint alignment dysfunction
Post-operative or inflammatory swelling
Fractures and broken bones
Joint and muscle pain
Tendonitis and bursitis
Patients with various disabilities and orthopedic conditions may benefit from manual physical therapy.
Current research confirms that manual physical therapy combined with therapeutic exercise can produce rapid pain relief and improved function in the following conditions and many others:
Hip and knee osteoarthritis
If you’ve played a sport long enough, you’re likely to get injured sooner or later. Our staff of experienced therapists understands your desire to get back to being active as quickly as possible. They offer over 30 years of orthopedic experience, including 20 years as a board-certified orthopedic specialist. From the beginner to the high-level competitive athlete, the recreational enthusiast to the hardcore weekend warrior, we can help!
Regarding workplace-related accidents, we at Gallien Therapy Services hold ourselves to a high standard of treatment. We aim to get you back on the job as quickly as possible without limitations.
You will receive personal, one-on-one care from our skilled clinical staff in a relaxed atmosphere. Our therapists use their knowledge and expertise to assess and treat your injury. In addition, the personalized nature of our treatment philosophy will give you the time to ask questions and address concerns with your therapist.
Treatment sessions usually consist of individually tailored exercises, hands-on or manual therapy if needed, and one-on-one education to help you understand your feelings. We also work with your employer, other medical professionals, and case managers on your behalf to ensure you get the care you need in a timely manner.
Joint Replacement Surgery
The highly skilled physical therapists at Gallien Therapy are experienced in working with both pre and/or post-joint replacement patients. We understand that painful knee, hip, or shoulder joints can affect your mobility and limit your participation in everyday activities. Your physical therapist can contribute to your successful recovery prior to and after joint replacement surgery.
Rehabilitation prior to joint replacement surgery
Rehabilitation after joint replacement surgery
Before your joint replacement surgery, discuss the recovery and rehabilitation process with your orthopedic surgeon. Ask if physical therapy is an appropriate treatment strategy for you before your surgery. Your surgeon may decide that pre-operative physical therapy can complement your recovery plan. Our therapists will provide conditioning exercises to improve strength before surgery. In addition, pre-operative physical therapy allows patients to familiarize themselves with activities, discuss assistive devices, and learn about the physical therapy process.
The goal of physical therapy after joint replacement surgery is to help restore you to your highest level of function and improve strength, flexibility, and range of motion. Our experienced physical therapists complete a thorough evaluation and will discuss your goals post-operatively to develop a treatment program best suited to your individual needs. Your therapy program includes functional training to get you back to the activities you enjoy. Patient and family education are also provided. While our therapists encourage you as you work toward your goals, commitment and active involvement also play a crucial role in recovery.