Rehabilitation

Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group PA

Orthopaedics located in Silver Spring, MD, Germantown, MD, & Rockville, MD

Rehabilitation is an all-encompassing word that describes the care you receive to restore normal function after an illness, injury, or any health issue that places limitations on your life. At Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group, PA, with offices in Silver Spring, Rockville, and Germantown, Maryland, the team of highly trained specialists views rehabilitation as the bridge between your physical issue and your quality of life. If you’d like to explore rehabilitation, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.

Rehabilitation Q & A

What is rehabilitation?

Rehabilitation is the care your doctors provide on the heels of a medical issue that has limited your function and quality of life. With the goal of restoring your abilities, rehabilitation can encompass all areas of your health, including the physical, mental, and cognitive.

Because of its wide scope, rehabilitation may include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Assistive devices
  • Mental health counseling
  • Occupational therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Sports medicine
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Pain management

Rehabilitation casts a wide net over your health with the goal of enabling you to live a happy, healthy life in the face of medical issues.

What conditions require rehabilitation?

As an orthopaedic practice, Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group offers rehabilitation services that focus on your musculoskeletal function. Most patients undergo rehabilitation to help with:

  • A sports injury
  • Joint replacement
  • Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Soft tissue problems, such as tendonitis or ligament tears
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular issues
  • Chronic back or neck pain
  • Auto or workplace accidents

This list is by no means comprehensive as rehabilitation is designed to restore function to help you lead your life, whether it’s in the face of an acute injury or a congenital defect such as scoliosis.

What can I expect during my rehabilitation?

There’s no single answer to this question as it depends upon your unique problem and needs. Rest assured that the team at Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group tailors a program to fit your individual circumstances. More likely than not, your rehabilitation will include a combination of approaches.

For example, if you’re recovering from joint replacement surgery, the goal is to restore your physical function as quickly as possible, but in a way that sets you up for long-term success. By gradually building up strength around your new joint and encouraging range of motion, your doctor takes care of the physical side of the equation.

However, rehab work also entails ensuring your comfort while you heal, which may include pain management. The team also provides you with the tools you need, such as assistive devices, until you’re able to gain more independence.

These goals are the same for every condition that requires a rehabilitation period.

If you’d like to learn more about rehabilitation, call Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group or schedule an appointment online today.