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Orthopedic Rehabilitation

What is Orthopedic Rehabilitation?

Beaumont's orthopedic physical and occupational therapy services consist of a team of specially educated clinicians who address patients with orthopedic dysfunctions that interfere with their ability to perform everyday tasks or the highest level of sports performance.

Beaumont therapists perform a complete biomechanical musculoskeletal examination to determine any movement impairments causing the patient's injury or performance deficits. Manual hands-on techniques are integrated with customized, functionally progressive exercise programs for the core and extremities. The ultimate goal of orthopedic rehabilitation is to return each patient to their optimal functional level.

Types of Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Patients are provided with immediate access to therapy services that continue on a regular, weekly basis as long as medically necessary, based on the severity of their injury and/or post-operative status.

  • Activities of Daily Living - Activities of daily living is designed to benefit any patient suffering from an orthopedic, neurological or sensory deficit. It encompasses all tasks that are both necessary and meaningful to a patient.
  • Foot and Ankle Therapy - Foot and ankle physical therapists address any movement deficiencies through the functional "ground-up" analysis of non-weight-bearing and weight-bearing mechanics of the foot/ankle and lower extremity. Treatment interventions are provided to restore the adaptability of the foot/ankle to allow ease of motion and function, especially during weight-bearing activities. 
  • Knee Therapy - The ultimate goal of knee therapy is to allow each patient to obtain the functional ability necessary to perform the activities required by their lifestyle and to meet the demands of their environment. Therapy consists of ongoing treatment adjustments and modifications which are customized to each patient's feedback and response.
  • Pilates - The Pilates method of treatment addresses overall total body alignment, flexibility, posture, balance, strength and endurance by utilizing mind-body exercise that focuses on core stability, including pelvic and shoulder girdle stabilization and neutral spinal alignment synchronized with awareness of proper breathing techniques. The goal is a balanced body that allows the patient/client to function at their optimal ability during day-to-day activities and promotes peak sports performance.
  • Shoulder - Shoulder physical therapy consists of ongoing treatment adjustments and modifications which are customized to each patient's feedback and response. 
  • Specialized Orthopedics - Physical therapists direct one-on-one care utilizing specialized techniques to guide and assist patients in obtaining an optimal outcome. The patients receive education regarding their condition, pain management techniques and an individualized home exercise program which complements their clinical therapy. 
  • Spinal - Spinal physical therapists perform a comprehensive orthopedic and neurological examination and develop and implement a multi-faceted treatment plan that incorporates both manual therapy and supportive functional therapeutic exercise. The clinical care provided to the patient may include:
    • instruction in research-based core exercises
    • manual therapy, such as joint and soft-tissue mobilization to restore normal spinal mobility
    • postural and neuromuscular re-education training
    • soft-tissue and muscle-lengthening techniques to correct muscle imbalances
    • physical therapy modalities for pain management