"Rehabilitate," v., to restore to customary activity through education and therapy.
Naturally, the kind of rehabilitation needed to achieve the goal of restoring normal activity and the time and effort it will take varies with the nature and severity of each patient's specific injury. What doesn't vary is the need for specialized, focused, comprehensive care, whether a patient is being treated for a one-time problem or a long-term condition.
We employ a variety of advanced techniques designed to restore normal strength, motion, and flexibility and reduce pain as quickly and safely as possible. The physicians and rehabilitation specialists at Washington Health System Orthopedics and Neurosciences devote their efforts toward achieving optimal function for every patient. We specialize in the treatment of neurologic and musculoskeletal disorders including pre- and post-operative care programs.
Since each patient's injury is unique and requires individualized assessment and treatment within the Center's continuum of care, rehabilitation plays an extensive role. We work with each patient's physician(s) to establish an accurate diagnosis quickly and develop a plan of care that fits the needs of each of our patients.
Our rehabilitation staff consists of licensed physical and occupational therapists, certified hand therapists, speech language pathologists, and a certified ergonomic assessment specialist.
Whether a surgical or non-surgical solution is the correct treatment choice, rehabilitation is an integral part of the recovery process. Our rehabilitation staff is part of the larger Washington Health System Orthopedics and Neurosciences team, all working together to restore function as quickly and safely as possible.