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Orthopedic Rehabilitation Specialist

Physical Therapy located in Cranford, & Clifton, NJ

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Orthopedic Rehabilitation services offered in Cranford and Clifton, NJ

If you’re injured in a car accident or recovering from surgery, orthopedic rehabilitation can relieve pain and complement your body’s natural healing process. At Prosynergy PT, experienced physical therapists and the team use orthopedic rehabilitation to help adults and teens lead active, pain-free lives. Call the nearest office today or go online to make an appointment in Clifton or Cranford, New Jersey.

Orthopedic Rehabilitation Q & A

What is orthopedic rehabilitation?

Orthopedic rehabilitation uses patient education, strengthening exercises, and other therapeutic techniques to help you recover after an accident, injury, or surgery. By participating in orthopedic rehab, it’s possible to relieve pain, improve your mobility, and reduce the risk of long-term side effects, like disability.

What conditions can benefit from orthopedic rehabilitation?

Prosynergy PT uses orthopedic rehab to treat several conditions, including:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Joint pain
  • Accident injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Strains and sprains
  • Fractures
  • Dislocated joints
  • Ruptured tendons

You might also benefit from orthopedic rehab if you’re recovering from a joint replacement or another kind of orthopedic surgery.

What happens during an orthopedic rehabilitation appointment?

At your first visit to Prosynergy PT, your provider completes a physical exam. They do several tests that assess your joint and muscle strength, flexibility, range of motion, and performance. They might also order X-rays or another diagnostic imaging procedure to get a closer look at your bones, joints, and soft tissues.

After identifying the cause of your discomfort, your provider develops a custom orthopedic rehab treatment plan. Usually, this includes a combination of routine check-ups, at-home stretches and strengthening exercises, and intensive physical therapy.

What does orthopedic rehabilitation involve?

Prosynergy PT tailors orthopedic rehab to each individual’s needs. Depending on your age and how severe your symptoms are, your provider might recommend:

  • Massage therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
  • Ice and heat therapy
  • Stretches
  • Occupational therapy
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Activity changes
  • Assistive devices like crutches, a cane, or a walker

The treatment goal is to relieve uncomfortable symptoms, enhance your mobility, and improve your quality of life.

Is orthopedic rehabilitation painful?

Recovering from an injury or surgery takes hard work and commitment. After each therapy session, you can experience sore muscles, stiff joints, and other minor discomforts. On your days off, get plenty of rest, stay hydrated, and take anti-inflammatory medication if needed. Your provider monitors you throughout treatment to reduce the risk of an injury.

How long does orthopedic rehabilitation take?

The length of time orthopedic rehab takes will depend on various things, including how severe your symptoms are and your commitment to your provider’s treatment plan. Soft-tissue injuries usually respond to regular visits over 6-8 weeks, but they could take longer. Make sure you go to all follow-up appointments and carefully follow your provider’s instructions.

If you want to enroll in orthopedic rehabilitation, make an appointment today at Prosynergy PT by calling the nearest office or clicking the online booking feature.