Orthopedic medicine strives to correct deficiencies and structural problems associated with your muscles, joints and skeleton. Say, for instance, you were playing softball and experienced a serious fracture of your elbow. Or, you have degenerative arthritis in your knee and require joint replacement surgery. After your orthopedic physician repairs an injury, degenerative condition or congenital deficiency, you need a period of rehabilitation. In Somerset, KY, the best way to get back to your normal self and routine is through orthopedic therapy at Cumberland Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation.
What are your goals?
People with orthopedic problems associated with the shoulder, hand, elbow, hip, knee, foot and ankle have a common goal. According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeltal and Skin Diseases, that goal is full use of their limbs and their associated muscles and bones, including:
- Good range of motion
- Strength to lift and push
- Normal mobility (standing up, walking)
- Normal activities of daily living, of ADLs (bathing, dressing, eating)
- Reasonable flexibility
- Tolerance of position (sitting up straight, for instance)
- Use of new assistive devices such as a cane, walker or power chair
For people who participate in sports, the team at Cumberland Physical Therapy and Rehab creates training programs which return athletes to their usual levels of performance or even beyond.
It really is a team approach
To recover from any orthopedic deficit or injury, a multidisciplinary approach is best. As such, the staff at Cumberland Physical Therapy and Rehab will consult with your primary physician, orthopedic doctor and other pertinent health care providers. Together, they will formulate a care plan individualized to your needs. Both physical and occupational therapy will reduce your pain level, provide supportive braces or orthotics as needed, and use stretching and other exercise modalities to decrease swelling and improve circulation.
After a long hospital stay or very complex orthopedic surgery, patients may need retraining in ADLs. Orthopedic therapy in Somerset, KY, provides that, too, with a fully functional living areas right at the facility so you practice the basic skills you need to be at home safely.
We're there right with you
At Cumberland Physical Therapy and Rehab, the team will objectively measure your needs and also track your progress so you'll see your realistic goals in sight. Plus, you'll be completely involved in your care and rehab plan every step of the way.
For more information on our comprehensive orthopedic therapy programs, call for a one-on-one consultation: (606) 678-5708.