THERAPY UNITS

Orthopaedic Rehabilitation

Orthopaedic Rehabilitation

Includes the restoring of function, strength and mobility to the musculo-skeletal system to enable the person to return to their roles so as to participate in his or her community. The conditions treated may include but is not limited to: joint replacements, amputations, fractures, multiple trauma, post – surgical rehabilitation for example shoulders, knees, spines and hips to name but a few. Rehabilitation always begins with a thorough assessment and thereafter patient specific goals are set, taking into consideration the pathology and personal circumstances, roles and goals of the patient. This rehabilitation will include, pain management, strengthening, stretching, teaching of techniques and skills, gait (walking) rehabilitation, as well as adaptions to limitations either temporarily or long term. Mobility in and out of bed and in and around the home and environment is also addressed. Functional rehabilitation may start with simple activities of daily living such as grooming, dressing, bathing, toileting and progress towards higher community participation functions including return to driving and work. Assistive devices which include mobility aids like crutches or wheelchairs, or home adaption equipment to promote independence, may be prescribed where necessary for the condition. Rehabilitation can be done as both and in or outpatient basis depending on the acuity of the injury or condition.