Orthopaedic Institute

Orthopaedic Rehabilitation

Physical Therapy

If you have an orthopaedic or neurological injury or condition, your physician may prescribe rehabilitation in the form of physical or occupational therapy. It’s an important part of the recovery process and will help you regain range of motion, strength, flexibility and function. We also strive to reduce pain as quickly and safely as possible. Therapy is more than just applying a brace or performing a series of exercises; it is a comprehensive program that is designed not only to allow the injured structures to heal, but to also help prevent a recurrence.

At the Allegheny Health Network Orthopaedic Institute, our physical and occupational therapy services are designed to help you enjoy a higher quality of life.

Physical Therapy

We offer a full range of physical therapy services for patients who are recovering from a broken bone, nerve injury, tendonitis, muscle strain or a joint replacement. Our sites are typically staffed with a combination of physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. Our comprehensive physical therapy services include the following programs:

• Therapeutic exercise for increasing the range of motion, muscle strength, balance and endurance
• Joint and soft tissue mobilization
• Home exercise instruction
• Orthotics (shoe inserts) and brace fitting
• Crutch, cane and walker fitting
• Advanced manual therapy/mobilization of the spine and extremities
• Spinal traction
• Lumbar stabilization (Core) training
• Therapeutic modalities including ultrasound, electrical stimulation and iontophoresis
• Injury prevention training

Occupational Therapy

Our outpatient occupational therapy services are designed for patients who are recovering from work-related or automobile accidents and other injuries of the upper extremities. Our inpatient occupational therapy services are designed to teach you the self-care skills of everyday life, such as dressing, bathing, homemaking and getting in and out of bed, a car and a tub.

All of our occupational therapists will create an individualized treatment plan to help you regain your function. Our comprehensive occupational therapy services include the following programs:

• Individualized evaluations
• Custom splinting, fabricated onsite
• Whirlpool/Fluidotherapy
• Therapeutic modalities including ultrasound, electrical stimulation and iontophoresis
• Therapeutic exercise to increase range of motion, strength and function
• Self-management training and home exercise instruction
• Injury prevention training

Care close to home

We know how important time is to you. For your comfort and convenience, we provide a variety of inpatient and outpatient orthopaedic rehabilitation services at a wide range of sites throughout western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio.

Scheduling an appointment

For appointments, patients must receive a referral from their physician for outpatient physical or occupational therapy. Most major insurance plans are accepted.
 

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