What is it?
Orthopedic rehabilitation is a form of physical therapy used to treat a wide range of conditions affecting the skeletal and muscular systems. Physical therapy is administered using a one-on-one approach between the therapist and patient in order to address the patient’s specific needs.
Patients who are experiencing neck, back or shoulder pain for example, can be treated with orthopedic rehabilitation. Even pain associated with carpal tunnel syndrome, knee and ankle sprains and the hip can be lessened with orthopedic rehabilitation.
Orthopedic rehabilitation is often required following surgery to help in the healing process. It is especially important for patients who have had a spinal fusion, total hip or knee replacement and ankle reconstructions. Other conditions such as complete shoulder replacements, laminectomies, rotator cuff repairs and meniscectomies also require some orthopedic rehabilitation.
What happens during orthopedic rehabilitation?
One of our experienced physical therapists will evaluate you during your initial office visit to determine your range of motion, posture, and how much you can function when moving. Your therapist will then discuss the level of pain you may be experiencing, along with how much strength is present around the injured area. After the evaluation, your therapist will develop a personal treatment plan based on your specific needs, and you will then be ready to begin your orthopedic rehabilitation.