Our orthopedic team is comprised of an experienced team of rehab professionals that provide comprehensive orthopedic physical rehabilitation. Diagnoses range from fractures and dislocations to nerve damage and are usually the result of a fall, sudden injury, planned orthopedic surgery, or age. The areas on the body most commonly affected include the neck, shoulder, arm, hand, spine, hip, knee, foot, and leg. Team members include a physiatrist, physical therapists, occupational therapists, rehabilitation nurses, and a case manager to oversee the patient’s progress from admission to discharge.

The overall goal of our orthopedic program is to prepare the patient for transitioning back home and into the community. Several patient centered goals and objectives are established based on the patient’s individual needs.

These might include:

  • Gait training
  • Stair climbing (if indicated)
  • Transfer training
  • Joint management
  • Nutritional support
  • Proper body mechanics
  • Muscle strengthening and endurance
  • Range of motion
  • Proper skin care
  • Fall safety
  • Dressing, bathing, toileting
  • Operating a vehicle