Orthopedic Rehabilitation, What It Is, How It Works, Why it Helps

Orthopedic rehabilitation is devoted to restoring function of limbs in patients recuperating from impairments caused by either injury or disease. Therapists will use  massage, exercise, hydrotherapy, and ultrasound to help patients recover from sports injuries, disease, or reduced joint mobility.


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Orthopedic Rehabilitation: What Is Treated?

Many different symptoms and conditions are treated by orthopedic specialists.  They can include :

  • Cardiopulmonary
    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
    • Cystic Fibrosis (CF)
    • Post-Myocardial Infarction (MI)
  • Hand Therapy
    • Carpal Tunnel
    • Trigger finger
  • Musculoskeletal
    • Back pain
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • TMJ disorders
  • Neurological
    • Stroke
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Parkinson’s Disease
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Vestibular Dysfunction
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Sports Injuries
    • Concussion
    • Tennis Elbow
  •  Women’s Health
    • Wound Care
    • Burns
    • Diabetic Ulcers


Orthopedic Rehabilitation: Venues

Rehabilitation can be done in a variety of settings such as outpatient clinics, at home, workplace, or skilled nursing homes. The skilled nursing home typically cares for elderly patients and provides long-term nursing care, rehabilitation, and other services.

The focus of orthopedic rehab within the skilled nursing home setting is to to help the resident function on their own. First, a comprehensive evaluation tests the patients posture, range of motion, and functional movement. Also measured is pain severity at both rest and activity, as well as overall strength.  A treatment plan is then developed with specific goals for patient’s returning as close as possible to their pre-injury state.

If you are considering a skilled nursing home for your loved one, consider the Split Rock Rehabilitation Center. Our staff is  highly trained and compassionate and we treat a wide variety of orthopedic conditions.

Cal us (718-798-8900)to schedule a tour of our facility.

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