Orthopedic Rehabilitation

University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, a member of the University of Maryland Rehabilitation Network, and Towson Sports Medicine are proud to offer comprehensive rehabilitation services ranging from the most complex neurological rehab to general physical therapy. With convenient locations both in the community and at UM St. Joseph Medical Center, our rehabilitation and physical therapy programs offer patients access to a team of experienced professionals who use innovative techniques to relieve pain, strengthen and retrain muscles.

After a serious injury, illness or surgery, you may need rehabilitation to regain your strength, relearn skills or find new ways of doing things you did before. Our rehabilitation services include:

  • Physical therapy to improve your strength, mobility and fitness
  • Occupational therapy to help you with your daily activities
  • Pain management

The type and goal of therapy may differ for different people. A younger person may need to return to work and normal activities, whereas an older person may simply want to dress or bathe without help.

Physical Therapy

Patients are seen by physical therapists, who can perform and initial evaluation and recommend treatments, and by physical therapy assistants (PTAs), who are dedicated to follow-up treatments. It is the goal of these therapists to help patients return to their maximum level of function before returning home. Safety upon discharge is always another important objective.

Orthopedic physical therapy treatment sessions are typically 30 minutes long. Patients must be able to actively participate in order to get the maximum benefit from their therapies. Each patient will be assessed before being discharged.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy (OT) may be needed due to illness, injury or elective surgery. OT focuses on increasing the patient’s safety and independence in performing self-care activities. This may include:

  • Bed mobility training
  • Car transfer training
  • Light homemaking tasks
  • Toilet training
  • Shower transfer training
  • Upper extremity exercise
  • Dressing training
  • Family training

UM St. Joseph Medical Center features a full staff of occupational therapists who can evaluate a new patient and perform follow-up treatments, and certified occupational therapy assistants (COTA) who are dedicated to follow-up treatments. OT staff members work with both patients and their family members to help them return to their routine of performing activities of daily living.

Orthopedic occupational therapy begins with an interview to obtain information about a patient’s prior level of function, home setup and available family support. Patients will typically have one occupational therapy session per day, but this may vary depending on the patient’s needs.

For more information, call 410-337-1330.

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