Individuals who have undergone joint replacement, experienced a musculoskeletal injury, sustained bone trauma or have been diagnosed with a degenerative joint disease often have limited function and mobility, pain and other complications. The institute offers a comprehensive orthopedic rehabilitation program that includes medical, nursing and therapy care to meet the best needs of each patient. Our goal-directed approach to orthopedic and musculoskeletal rehabilitation tailors treatment helps patients to restore their physical function and enhance the skills needed to perform daily activities. Patients are first evaluated by physicians’ team. During this evaluation, team members assess the patient's physical abilities and medical status, including his or her range of motion, motor control, balance and functional mobility. Once this initial assessment is complete, the team meets to coordinate care, develop an individualized treatment plan, set goals and establish a projected discharge date. Depending on the patient's unique needs, the members of the team may include physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians; an internal medicine physician; nurses; physical, occupational and recreational therapists; case managers; and a dietician. As they progress through the program, patients gain the strength and confidence they need to recover daily living skills and achieve community re-entry.
What is a Rehabilitation Process?
The rehabilitation process begins by addressing symptoms of pain, inflammation, swelling, and stiffness. Therapists help patients regain strength, endurance, and movement. The time and effort it will take to recover varies according to each patient's medical condition and tolerance.
Which patients require rehabilitation?
Most patients with orthopaedic health problems need assistance in healing and regaining strength and mobility after injury or surgery.
Who are the members of the rehabilitation team?
The rehabilitation team consists of occupational therapists, physiotherapists, therapist assistants and nurses. Together, the team works to help the patient regain function and restore overall health.
Knee pain and arthritis and stiffness is treated with a variety of methods. This includes medications, physical therapy and exercises, weight loss methods and surgery to replace the worn out cushions between the joint spaces.
Total Hip Replacement (THR) is necessary when none of the other methods to correct a damaged hip is effective. In this operation the surgeon replaces the ball and the socket with metallic replacements and the cartilage with artificial joint material.