Rehabilitation Services at Saint Francis Medical Center plays an important role in the comprehensive Orthopedics program, as the two groups seamlessly work together in restoring the health of Orthopedic patients. Services available for Orthopedic patients include:
Back school offers a basic introduction to spinal anatomy, proper lifting techniques and body postures, as well as an opportunity for participants to practice these skills.
Hand therapy offers specialized treatment to patients who have lost range of motion, strength or endurance in their hands or arms due to illness or trauma.
Focused on increasing independence and improving quality of life, occupational therapists and assistants at Saint Francis Medical Center develop individualized treatment programs for patients to help them reach goals in regard to the social, emotional and physiological effects of illnesses and injuries, including spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer's disease, stroke, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and dementia. Caregivers also assist patients in restoring daily living activities, such as self-care, work and leisure.
Through the use of exercises and applications that promote and restore normal function and development, physical therapists and assistants at Saint Francis Medical Center help patients overcome injuries and other physically debilitating conditions.
Saint Francis Medical Center's recreational therapy caregivers work with patients to improve skills and provide information needed to ensure successful adjustment into their home or community environment.
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