What are Orthopedics?
Orthopedics is “a branch of medicine concerned with the correction or prevention of deformities, disorders, or injuries of the skeleton and associated structures” (Webster, 2018).
Most patients sent to us by their orthopedist have recently undergone surgery or are dealing with issues of the musculoskeletal system. We assist in recovery by developing a rehabilitation program. Utilizing treatment modalities that are specific to your injury, condition or surgical procedure.
Recovering from Surgery
Recovering from surgery can be a difficult task. However it is made easier when rehabilitation is overseen by a practiced and attentive Physical Therapist. At Good Health Physical Therapy & Wellness we will work continuously not only with you, but also your primary care doctor, your surgeon and any other relevant practitioners to ensure that your rehabilitation plan meets your needs. If your surgeon has any questions or concerns we will make ourselves available to ensure that the lines of communication are open and that you have the most effective team working to assist you.
Rehabilitation doesn’t always end when therapy does. Many injuries or surgeries may require long-term attention. Consequently, we assist you in this with a personalized post-treatment plan of care. Tailored specifically to the type of surgery or condition you are recovering from or adjusting to, as well as your own individual characteristics we will develop a post-treatment plan to provide you with a framework to use moving forward. Thus your body can retain the benefit of therapy without requiring constant check-ins. Compliance with these post-therapy programs can reduce your risk of re-injury dramatically. This can often result in better outcomes for the patient overall.