Personalized Care to Get Patients Back to Normal Activity

Mercy Health’s dedicated team of rehabilitation specialists provides a full range of comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services to help our patient’s get back to the life they enjoy.

Using highly specialized care and advanced therapies, Mercy Health therapists, in partnership with your orthopaedic surgeon, will develop a personalized therapy plan based on your individual needs that works for you and your lifestyle. The team will help restore function and maximize recovery following illness, disease or injury.

Your therapy team may include licensed physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, athletic trainers and occupational therapists.

Outpatient & Sports Rehab

Our Outpatient Orthopaedic and Sports Rehabilitation Department offers many specialty programs to assist our patients in achieving their specific sport, work or daily activity goals. These specialized programs are designed with your specific injury or surgery in mind and developed by the same physical therapist and athletic trainer team that leads your rehabilitation.

Specialized programs include:

  • Physical therapy – During physical therapy, a licensed physical therapist will assess your injury and physical ability and develop a plan just for you. Your plan will include flexibility and strengthening exercises, balance exercise and endurance training to help you move better and return to your desired activities.

  • Hand Therapy – Hand therapy is performed by an occupational or physical therapist who has special training in conditions of the hands and arms. Patients with traumatic or sports injuries to the hand, wrist or elbow as well as those with conditions such as carpal tunnel, arthritis or tennis elbow will benefit from hand therapy.

  • Athletic Training Services – Athletic trainers partner with our physical therapists to support your rehabilitation program and provide specialized training for your return to sports programs.

Conditions frequently treated include:

  • Injuries of the neck, shoulder, back, hip, knee, ankle, foot, hand, wrist and elbow
  • Muscle, tendon or ligament injuries
  • Joint replacement
  • Arthritis
  • Post-surgical conditions
  • Balance problems/vertigo
  • Wellness/Fitness
  • Pre-operative conditioning

Specialty Programs

Our Outpatient Orthopaedic and Sports Rehabilitation Department offers many specialty programs to assist our patients in achieving their specific sport, work or daily activity goals. These specialized programs are designed with your specific injury or surgery in mind and developed by the same physical therapist and athletic trainer team that leads your rehabilitation.

Specialized programs include:

  • GAP Program for pre- and post-rehabilitation training to return to your activity
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations and Work Conditioning Programs to train you for the specific demands of your job
  • Biomechanical Assessment of running to include video assessment and sports medicine orthotics
  • Anti-gravity training
  • Return-to-play programs for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), meniscus or patello femoral injuries/surgery
  • Spine care
  • Sportsmetrics injury prevention program
  • Performing arts medicine
  • Pilates training
  • Return to throwing and pitching mechanics programs for the overhead athlete
  • Post-operative programs for hip, knee and shoulder total joint replacement patients
  • Isokinetic training equipment for high speed strength and testing

Inpatient Therapy

If your injury or surgery requires an overnight stay in the hospital, you will receive inpatient physical therapy services to assist you with achieving mobility, balance and range of motion.

Based on your specific injury or surgery, you may begin physical therapy as early as the first day to help you stand and work on weight-bearing and balance. Gait training will help you improve your mobility for standing and walking. You will also learn to use an assistive device, if needed.

Your physical therapist will instruct you on exercises that you will need to do during your hospital stay – either in the physical therapy clinic or in your room – as well as progressed exercises to do at home. These exercises will help you continue gaining range of motion, strength and balance as well as improving your physical ability.

The exercises and gait training will progress during your stay to enhance your stability and mobility for your return home. You will also be prescribed home therapy or therapy in our outpatient physical therapy clinics after you have returned home.

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