The orthopedic rehabilitation program is a comprehensive treatment program for all forms of musculoskeletal and degenerative disorders, as well as orthopedic conditions related to neurological and other disorders.
Physical therapy can provide a smoother path to recovery and wellness before and after surgery.
If you have severe arthritis in your knee or knees, physical therapy can help. With the right therapy, you can reduce the pain and improve your knee’s range of motion (ROM) and strength.
Physical therapy includes both passive and active treatments. Passive treatments help to relax you and your body. They also prepare your body for therapeutic exercise, which is the active part of physical therapy.
Many patients begin physical therapy programs due to a muscle sprain or strain. After a fall, twist or excessive exercise, this common injury can occur and lead to painful swelling and bruising.
Evaluation of strength, range of motion, posture, endurance, pain levels, and areas of muscle guarding to identify the factors that are affecting gait and balance.
Physical therapy emphasizes a more holistic approach to pain management including non-pharmacological (drug-free) techniques to assist in better handling pain and improving function in your life.
When you come to your initial evaluation, you must bring your driver’s license, insurance card, and prescriptions, if you have those items.
Your initial evaluation will focus on your concerns, what your limitations are and how they affect your daily life. I will do a full review of your past medical history, including the medications you are on, prior surgeries, and current symptoms. We will discuss goals and create a customized treatment plan.
We will achieve your goals through education, strengthening, stretching, advanced technology, and movement. At the end of every treatment, I will ask you how you feel about what we did for the day, what you have learned, and what you will be working on until we see each other again. Your input into your treatment is of the utmost importance to me.