Orthopedic Rehabilitation focuses on problems of the musculoskeletal system – muscles, bones, ligaments and tendons. Orthopedic clinicians diagnose, manage and treat injuries of the musculoskeletal system and rehabilitate patients right after orthopedic operations.
Orthopedic Rehabilitation is essential to restore the patient’s activity, strength and motion right after injury or surgery. Orthopedic patients typically have deficiencies and weaknesses which could be eliminated or alleviated via specific targeted workouts. A specialized physiotherapist will show the patient and teach them the appropriate workouts designed to restore and enhance function and minimize the problems.
Orthopedic rehabilitation programs and treatments include but are not limited to:
- passive stretching and joint mobilizations
- modalites to decrease swelling and increase circulation and healing times