Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Orthopedic problems generally respond well to rehabilitation. And, rehabilitation helps people get back to work and other community activities. Outpatient rehabilitation is almost always appropriate after a bone break, torn ligament, cartilage damage or orthopedic surgery.

Recovery varies depending on many factors. The extent of a person’s condition, age, health and activity all play a role. But in every case, HealthSouth is equipped to deliver a custom therapy plan that takes all factors into account. The goal is always maximizing function and independence.

With the right treatment and careful rehabilitation planning, a return to full activity is sometimes possible – including athletic competition after a sports injury.

IMG3272 HealthSouth patients receive a more intense regimen and higher level of care such as greater physician involvement and therapy time.

Other Orthopedic Conditions

Rehabilitation is key to successful treatment of orthopedic injuries and problems. Rehab can help with a variety of orthopedic conditions, including problems of the bones, tendons, ligaments and other parts of the skeleton and skeletal system.

Preventing orthopedic injury and conditions

The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) recommends that you:

  • Prevent back pain - use proper lifting techniques and support your back while sitting.
  • Prevent hip fractures
  • Take care of an aging or post-traumatic knee.
  • Slow the rate of progression of osteoporosis. The effects can be modified with proper early diagnosis and treatment.

Treating orthopedic injuries and conditions

Treatment programs address a wide range of orthopedic injuries and disabilities. Each treatment targets the patient’s specific needs, teaching strategies to help the person return to maximum independence.

HealthSouth’s treatments for orthopedic injuries and conditions have improved abilities for patients who have suffered from:

  • Fractures
  • Amputations
  • Joint replacements
  • Neck and lower back disorders
  • Strains and sprains

Resources for orthopedic injuries and conditions

The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), a medical organization for orthopedic surgeons, provides patient information on injuries and diseases of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and more.

Find AAOS resources for orthopedic injuries and conditions

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