Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Saint Anthony Rehabilitation and Nursing Center's orthopedic rehabilitation program offers the combined therapeutic, clinical and technical resources needed to address a wide range of orthopedic conditions, including:

  • Joint replacement

    Arthritis and various other medical problems can necessitate the replacement of a knee, elbow, shoulder or hip. After patients undergo these complex surgeries, they need rehabilitation to improve their range of motion and ensure that muscles remain strong.

  • Fractures

    Orthopedic therapists offer the guidance needed to prevent a fracture from turning into a long-term disability. This type of rehabilitation enables patients to regain full mobility after removing casts or slings. At the same time, it stops fractured bones from experiencing excessive stress that could delay healing.

  • Cervical and lumbar injuries

    After a person's spinal cord suffers damage, they need expert assistance to complete the process of returning to normal life. Our therapists teach patients to use mobility equipment and safely engage in numerous daily activities in an independent manner.

  • Arthritis and osteoporosis

    These painful and sometimes perilous conditions have the potential to limit physical activity and increase the likelihood of bone fractures. Fortunately, Saint Anthony's rehabilitation experts know how to minimize such risks by helping patients improve their balance and strengthen important muscles.

  • Amputations

    Our physical therapists teach amputees to use prosthetics and help them learn to independently perform as many tasks as possible. Patients discover ways to compensate for the loss of a limb while reducing the risk of further injuries.

Using a multidisciplinary approach to care, individually designed treatment plans combine specialized therapies, pain management, strength, balance and mobility training, biomechanical re-education, joint protection and other techniques to help restore even frail and high risk patients to optimum levels of functional independence.