Our mission at the Orthopedic Rehabilitation Center at Mary Free Bed is to help you achieve a greater level of physical functioning and live a life with less pain, whether you have a musculoskeletal injury or are recovering from an orthopedic surgery. A musculoskeletal injury or condition can affect your life in many ways. Bone, joint or muscle pain could lead to short or long-term problems and may result in missed days at work and the inability to enjoy the activities that enrich your life.
Our mission at the Orthopedic Rehabilitation Center at Mary Free Bed is to help you achieve a greater level of physical functioning and live a life with less pain.
Who Uses Our Services
We treat patients suffering from a wide range of musculoskeletal/orthopedic conditions:
- Elbow/wrist/hand pain and injuries
- Shoulder pain and injuries
- Hip/knee pain and injuries
- Ankle/foot pain and injuries
- Back pain and injuries
- Ligamentous and tendinous injuries
- Total joint replacements and orthopedic surgery
Your therapy session will include a thorough evaluation and assessment, along with an individualized home exercise program. Depending on your condition, your appointment may also include a functional movement screen and/or gait assessment.
Overview of Our Services
• River Valley Orthopedic physician rehabilitation programs
• Post-operative physical therapy protocols
• McKenzie Method
• Sports medicine rehabilitation
• Aquatic therapy
• Performing arts and dance rehabilitation
• Return to work occupational therapy programs
• Hand therapy with custom splinting and orthoses
• Bone Health Program
• Craniosacral therapy
We have specialized rehabilitation teams that work closely with the River Valley Orthopedic physicians and nurses. These teams allow us to have a greater knowledge and understanding of their protocols.
Physical Therapy Evaluation
A licensed physical therapist will thoroughly review your health and orthopedic histories. The exam helps your therapist identify the treatments that will be most effective to restore and enhance injured and dysfunctional tissues. Your therapist will focus on helping you regain functional ability to perform activities important to you.
Manual Therapy and Therapeutic Exercise
Our staff have training in specific exercise and therapy techniques to enhance your rehabilitation. This includes manual therapy, a hands-on treatment that may include massage and joint mobilization. There are also therapeutic exercises to provide stimulus to heal damaged tissue.
McKenzie Method and Feldenkrais Method
We use the evidence-based McKenzie and Feldenkrais methods to help you understand the cause and biomechanical cure of your orthopedic injuries. These innovative therapies empower your recovery while providing reliable and rapid recovery of function.
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists
Whether you’re recovering from a shoulder injury or you’re a high school athlete interested in enhancing your athletic performance, the staff at the Orthopedic Rehabilitation Center is credentialed to provide strength and conditioning exercise for all ages, injuries and goals.
Depending on your injury, a range of therapeutic modalities may be used to enhance the effects of manual therapy and therapeutic exercise. Modalities may include application of hot or cold packs, massage, ultrasound and electrical stimulation, among others.