When Is It Time for Orthopedic Rehab?
When Is It Time for Orthopedic Rehab?

When Is It Time for Orthopedic Rehab?

If you’re experiencing pain or problems related to your musculoskeletal system, it may be time for orthopedic rehab. This type of therapy can help you recover from orthopedic injuries or chronic conditions.

Benefits Of Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Orthopedic rehab specialists suggest orthopedic rehab after surgery, illness, or an acute medical event. However, orthopedic treatments have many other benefits, such as:

  • Improved joint movement

  • Reduced pain and swelling

  • Increased strength and range of motion

  • Treatment for sports injuries

  • Relief from chronic pain

  • Rehabilitation after a stroke or other neurological events

Orthopedic rehab specialists can help you regain your mobility and independence after an injury and get you back to your everyday activities. If you’re experiencing pain, discomfort, or limited movement, you should not wait any longer to get assistance.

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Our expert team of physical therapists have over 65 years of combined expertise treating sports and orthopedic injuries.

What Injuries Require Orthopedic Rehab?

Some of the most common reasons to seek orthopedic rehab include:

  • Pain in the joints or muscles

  • Limited range of motion

  • Difficulty walking or standing

  • Swelling or inflammation

  • Muscle weakness

  • Back issues

  • Numbness or tingling

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s time to consult with an orthopedic rehab specialist. They can help you solve the problems causing the pain so you can return to your hindrance-free lifestyle. 

Types Of Orthopedic Rehab

There are many different types of orthopedic rehab, but the most common are:

  1. Physical therapy: It helps you restore your strength, flexibility, mobility, and overall function in your body.
  2. Occupational therapy: This is more related to an everyday routine. It helps you recover the ability to perform everyday activities, such as bathing, eating, cooking, driving, etc.
  3. Hand therapy: This type of therapy is dedicated to restoring the use of your hands and arms. This teaches your brain to move your hands again and to be able to use them for day-to-day life.
  4. Aquatic therapy: As its name suggests, this type of therapy consists of a series of exercises done in water. Aquatic therapy can be great for those with joint pain, as the water provides buoyancy and reduces stress on the joints.

Orthopedic Rehab Near Me?

Great Northern Physical Therapy offers orthopedic rehab services to those in Bozeman. MT. Don’t stress while searching online for “orthopedic rehab near me”, If you’re experiencing pain or limited mobility, we can help you get back to your everyday routine.

Our orthopedic rehab specialists are highly experienced and excited to assist you in your recovery process.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation!

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