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Orthopaedic Bone & Joint Rehabilitation

Cleveland Clinic's physical and occupational therapists provide a continuum of care from inpatient care in the hospital to outpatient services close to home. We treat patients with both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. These may include joint and muscular pain as a result of injury, disease, or degenerative processes. Our experienced staff utilize a variety of treatment approaches and philosophies to help each patient reach their full functional potential. Physical therapists and occupational therapists are part of an inter-disciplinary team of medical professions that consult with physicians, case management, nursing, vocational rehab, speech pathology, athletic trainers and orthotics and prosthetic specialists.

Who is orthopaedic/bone & joint rehabilitation for?

Our staff treats the full range of orthopaedic problems, including:

What does orthopaedic/bone & joint rehabilitation involve?

A physical or occupational therapy evaluation is the first step in the rehabilitation process. The evaluation identifies areas of deficit, including strength, range of motion and functional abilities. An individualized treatment plan is established which will address areas of deficiency and will work to achieve the patient’s own goals for treatment. Treatment plans can include, pain reduction/management, manual therapy techniques, restoration of motion and strength through exercise, education, and functional training.

How long will orthopaedic/bone & joint rehabilitation take?

The length of rehabilitation will vary depending on when therapy is initiated, the severity of symptoms and the patient’s goals for rehabilitation. Therapy services are often coordinated with any ongoing medical treatment prescribed by your treating physician. The frequency of visits will be determined after a comprehensive evaluation is performed by your therapist.

What type of recovery/outcome can I expect from orthopaedic/bone & joint rehabilitation?

Treatment plans are designed to maximize your physical abilities in order to return to full functional, recreational, daily and occupational activities.

What do you want to do next?

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