Rehabilitation is the necessary first step of recovery which the patient receives during the initial hours of recover from surgery, such as total hip or knee arthroplasty, or in the weeks or months following traumatic injury, such as a fracture.
Physical therapy is a type of treatment that can improve functions of the body to help a person move better, restore fitness, improve physical function, and to decrease pain. Physical therapy includes education and training in areas such as:
Performing daily living tasks
Protecting yourself from further injury
Using durable medical equipment such as walkers or crutches
Exercise routines to perform at home to increase the healing process or to manage pain
Creating a safer home life – especially if you have balance, vision, or hearing problems
Occupational therapy helps people do the everyday things that matter to them and teaches people who have suffered from pain, illness, or injury to regain the ability to get dressed, participate is social activities, cook meals, or perform job-related tasks. Occupational therapy often includes:
Evaluation to determine the patient’s goals and outlook
Therapy plan to help the patient reach their goals
Determine which daily activities need to be modified to fit the patient’s unique physical needs
Measuring outcomes and adjusting therapy plans accordingly
Dr. Colbert and the staff at COAST will help you plan your recovery through Rehabilitation services. For more information contact COAST Orthopedics today.
Dr. Jeffrey Colbert can evaluate and help plan effective treatment for occasional or chronic pain. If pain is a persistent or long-lasting problem in your everyday life, you shouldn’t wait a minute longer. Call today 310-421-2111.