Orthopedic rehabilitation is beneficial following hip replacement, knee replacement, and for osteoarthritis and other bone-related disorders. Bone fractures of all sorts happen frequently and are commonly seen by physical therapists every day. Whether the fracture occurs in the femur, ankle, pelvis, clavicle or any other location on the body, immediate medical attention is required.
Physical therapy is most often incorporated into a bone fracture patient’s therapeutic routine after sufficient healing has taken place and the bone is properly aligned. After enduring a bone fracture, a physician may recommend physical therapy for patients at varying stages of their convalescence depending on what he feels will optimize full recovery. Physical therapy will help to strengthen the bone and the muscle tissue surrounding the bone in order to help the patient regain full range of motion, independent mobility, and function.
The therapist will also engage in a number of treatments that are comfortable for use within the home, such as joint mobilization, massage, or exercise. Exercise routines will be one of the first things a physical therapist will most likely get the patient started on. Specific exercises will be assigned to help patients strengthen their muscles and joints, as well as slowly improve and increase their range of motion. Weight bearing exercises can be particularly helpful in strengthening the injured area.
The physical therapist may also assess the home environment to ensure that there are no potential hazards while the patient regains full mobility.
An Occupational therapist will assist in ordering adaptive equipment that will help to make one’s lifestyle more manageable and improve the quality of life following a recent fracture.
Comprehensive orthopedic rehabilitation incorporates integration with other therapies to enhance daily living as a part of the Active In-Home Therapy plan. We are passionate about what we do, which translates into outstanding care.
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