Orthopedic Conditions

What is orthopedic rehabilitation?

Orthopedic rehabilitation provides the care you need to recover from an injury, disease, or surgery that damages your musculoskeletal system (muscles, bones, joints, ligaments, and tendons).

The overall goal of orthopedic rehabilitation is to restore optimal strength, flexibility, movement, and function. Your provider also focuses on teaching you new skills to overcome injuries and prevent future musculoskeletal injuries. 

What types of conditions need orthopedic rehabilitation?

Rehabilitation is an effective treatment for too many orthopedic injuries and conditions to give you a comprehensive list. Back To You Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation treats all conditions, with some of the most common including:

  • Arthritis
  • Whiplash
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Herniated discs
  • Tendonitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Osteoporosis
  • Meniscus injuries
  • Ligament injuries (ACL tears)
  • Following joint replacement surgery
  • Fractures, sprains, and strains

Rehabilitation is essential to recover from any type of orthopedic surgery. However, you may also benefit from pre-surgery rehabilitation. Therapy to reduce inflammation and improve strength before surgery often improves and shortens your recovery after surgery.

What type of orthopedic rehabilitation might I need?

Your provider has extensive training and experience using many physical therapy techniques to treat musculoskeletal injuries and diseases. They begin by performing comprehensive physical, neurological, and functional exams. Then they develop a treatment plan that may include any of the following:

  • Muscle strengthening exercises
  • Range-of-motion exercises
  • Balance exercises
  • Body tempering
  • Osteopractor adjustments
  • Functional massage
  • Medical massage
  • Cupping
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Mechanical traction
  • Spinal manipulation
  • Cranio-sacral therapy
  • Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)
  • Occupational therapy
  • Sports rehabilitation

Occupational therapy improves your ability to perform daily activities, or teaches you new ways to cope if your injury prevents a full recovery. Sports rehabilitation includes physical therapy that specifically targets the movements and muscles used in your sport.

Your provider also bases your treatment on your stage of recovery. In the weeks following an injury or surgery, your rehabilitation primarily focuses on easing pain, reducing inflammation, and passive movement to promote movement.

As your recovery progresses, your provider adds therapies that strengthen, stretch, improve range-of-motion, and correct dysfunction.

If you need to ease the pain or recover from an orthopedic condition, call Back To You Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation or book online today.