Our orthopedic team is comprised of an experienced team of professionals lead by a physiatrist and provides comprehensive orthopedic physical rehabilitation. Diagnoses range from fractures and dislocations to nerve damage and are usually the result of a fall, injury or age. The areas on the body most commonly affected include the neck, shoulder, arm, hand, spine, hip, knee, foot and leg. Other orthopedic rehabilitation team members include physical therapists, occupational therapists, rehabilitation nurses and a case manager to oversee the patient’s progress from admittance to discharge.
The rehabilitation team closely monitors a number of areas of concern for orthopedic injuries, including proper skin care for the surgery site. For orthopedic operations that require substantial range of motion therapy, such as knee or hip replacement rehabilitation rehab, the team works to strengthen the surrounding muscles to improve movement and stability, and addresses ambulatory and lifestyle issues affected by the injury or surgery based on the patient’s individual needs. Patients (and their families) are taught how to compensate for the injury and also shown ways to attain maximum independence by managing the activities of daily life.