Orthopedic rehabilitation is a form of physical therapy that treats a large variety of conditions that affect the skeletal system and the muscular system. Physical therapy is administered through one-on-one care between the therapist and patient.
Injuries such as neck and back pain, or shoulder tendinitis, can be treated with orthopedic rehabilitation, along with carpal tunnel syndrome, knee and ankle sprains and hip pains. Orthopedic rehabilitation is often needed post surgery to aid in the healing process for patients who have had a spinal fusion, total hip or knee replacement, and ankle reconstructions. Other conditions that may require surgery in conjunction with orthopedic rehabilitation are complete shoulder replacements, laminectomies, rotator cuff repairs, and meniscectomies.
Our physical therapists are knowledgeable about surgical procedures and treatment goals, and can tailor their efforts to improve your well-being.
After surgical procedures, it is important that therapy is guided by the surgical procedure. The goal of any physical therapy program is to help patients recover as much of their post-operative abilities as possible. Recovery programs will last as long as each patient is in need and will be tailored to fit each person’s abilities. At Recooperation our physical therapists are knowledgeable about your body’s limitations after surgery and can help ensure a successful outcome. Post-surgical plans may include: Range of motion exercises to keep joints mobile, strengthening exercises, walking training, including stairs and curbs, and A home exercise program that the patient can do independently by following written instructions from the therapist.
At Recooperation Physical Therapy our therapists treat different musculoskeletal disorders and conditions that affect the spine and limit physical function.
Some spine disorders may include: Degenerative disc disease, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid arthritis, Sciatica, Spondylolisthesis, Spondylosis, and Whiplash. Physical therapy includes both passive and active treatments. Passive treatments, such as deep tissue massage, hot and cold therapies, or spinal traction, help to relax you and your body. They’re called passive because you don’t have to actively participate. If you’re experiencing acute pain, you’ll most likely start with passive treatments as your body heals and/or adjusts to the pain. But the goal of physical therapy is to get into active treatments. These are therapeutic exercises that strengthen your body so that your spine has better support.
Sports injuries are injuries that typically occur while participating in organized sports, competitions, training sessions, or organized fitness activities. The two types of sport injuries are acute traumatic injury or overuse or chronic injury.
Our physical therapists provide services to help you develop, restore and maintain movement and functional ability. Our sports medicine rehabilitation plans may involve evaluation, prevention, treatment and focus on performance enhancement. At Recooperation, our physical therapists will work with your doctor to develop a program to help manage pain so that you can recuperate from your injury. Our goal is to prepare you to get back to your physical activity as quickly and safely as possible. Lastly, we will teach you preventative techniques to avoid future injuries.
Fitness Training Services
Whether you’re a novice taking the first steps toward fitness or an exercise fanatic hoping to optimize your results, a well-rounded fitness training program is essential.
At Recooperation Physical Therapy, our staff is dedicated to health and fitness, not only for themselves, but for their patients as well. Jeff Cooper is a black belt in Tang Soo Do, a Korean style of martial arts. He also participates in a weekly men’s basketball league and is an avid runner; having participated in countless 5K, 10K, and half and full marathons. With our state-of-the-Art equipment and fitness based knowledge, our therapists are eager to find the best program for you. Programs may include aerobic (cardio) fitness, strength training, core exercises, balance and gait training, and flexibility and stretching.
Additional Services Include:
- Postural Strengthening: Good posture results when muscles of the body are aligned properly, allowing for efficient movement. When your body’s muscles and joints are balanced and supported properly, you’re better able to perform everyday activities, such as squatting to pick up laundry or running down a flight of stairs efficiently.
- Neuromuscular Re-Education: Neuromuscular reeducation is a general term that refers to techniques that attempt to retrain the neuromuscular system to function properly.
- Core Stabilization: This means your trunk of your body “core” is strong and able to support the rest of your muscles as you move. Stronger core muscles make it easier to function in all capacities of life, with better balance and stability and without pain.
- Resistance Training: This is the collective term for various types of strength-building exercises that rely on the use of resistance to promote muscle growth.
- Modalities: Physical therapists use a variety of modalities to help treat their patients. There are a variety of treatment modalities that can help strengthen, relax, and heal muscles. Such as, cold and hot packs, ultrasound, TENS units, and electrical stimulation.
- Crutches Training: Learning how to set up crutches so they fit best for you. Also, learning how to walk, sit down, and go up and down stairs using crutches.
- Stair Training: Learning the safest techniques for negotiating steps.
- Dynamic & Static Balance: Static balance is the ability to maintain equilibrium at rest; dynamic balance is the ability to maintain equilibrium while moving. Balance training uses controlled instability to help individuals discover the limits of stability, or the point at which they begin to lose control, and expand that limit. Balance training emphasizes functional movement patterns in a multisensory environment.
- Custom Home Exercise Program: We customize a home exercise program to complement your therapy sessions and maintain your achievements so you can live a life of healthy activity.
- Patient Education: We will educate our patients so they have an improved understanding of their medical diagnosis, treatment, and physical therapy goals.