What is orthopedic rehabilitation?
Orthopedic rehabilitation, or rehab, is a doctor-supervised program to help people recover from musculoskeletal injuries, diseases or surgeries.
This includes conditions that affect the muscles, bones, joints, ligaments and tendons. It can restore motion, function, flexibility and strength to the body part needing rehabilitation. It can also reduce symptoms and improve your quality of life while dealing with an orthopedic issue. It can also help you prevent future problems.
Orthopaedic surgeries can result in number of complications like stiffness to joints, decrease in range of movement of joints, or sometimes nerve injuries during surgery may cause loss of sensation, numbness and even paraplegia can occur post a lumbar spine surgery, quadriplegia after cervical spine surgery etc. Depending upon the sympotom presented by the patient, rehabilitation protocols can be planned and done. Rehabilitation after orthopaedic surgeries is one of our major specialties which can immensely help the patient to recover.
The components of an orthopedic rehabilitation program may include:
specifically orthopedic physical therapy, to enable you to move your body better. It uses several approaches to accomplish this, including strength training, stretching exercises, massage, heat and cold therapy, electrical stimulation, and a home exercise plan. These techniques can help you move without pain or with reduced pain.
Occupational therapy (OT) to improve your ability to function in daily activities, or occupations. It teaches you new ways to approach activities and how to break down tasks into manageable sections. You may also learn how to change your environment to suit your abilities. Adaptive equipment is another useful component of OT. Examples include splints, canes, reachers and orthotics.
Why is orthopedic rehabilitation performed?
Doctors may recommend orthopedic rehabilitation for a variety of reasons. These include post-surgery recovery and treatment of injuries and chronic diseases, such as arthritis. Your doctor may refer you to orthopedic rehabilitation for any of these common conditions:
- Ankle rehab for ankle injuries, such as Achilles tendon problems, ankle fractures, and sprains
- Back rehab and lower back rehab for injuries, such as spinal fractures and herniated spinal discs
- Hip rehab for injuries, such as hip fracture and labrum tears
- Hip replacement rehab after total hip replacement or hip resurfacing
- Knee rehab for injuries, such as a dislocated knee or ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tear
- Knee replacement rehab after a partial or total knee replacement
- Shoulder rehab for shoulder pain and injuries, such as a rotator cuff tear
- Wrist rehab for conditions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
Please send us an up-to-date medical report (in German or English). As soon as our team of doctors has assessed the patient’s condition, Seha Garden International Hospital will send you an individual quotation.
Regular clothing and nightwear (bedclothes will be provided)
Bathing wear (dressing gown and bath slippers will be provided)
Drugs (drugs for your neurological treatment will mostly be provided)
Tracksuit / sportswear
Splints / supports etc.
You live in a comfortable room suitable for wheelchairs, with balcony and a spacious bathroom. Most of the rooms face South, with a view over Lake Constance. All rooms are equipped with a comfortable electric bed, telephone, internet access, TV set and room safe. Your will find a hair dryer, dressing gown and bath slippers.
Seha Garden International Hospital offer many additional services, e.g. your personal newspaper, fresh fruit, mineral water and, of course, attractive programmes for your leisure time and excursions.
The Seha Garden International Hospital offers all international patients a predetermined number of therapy hours per week. The treatment schedule will be prepared individually for each patient and adjusted to the patient’s health status.
The Seha Garden International Hospital is equipped with highly specialised therapeutic devices. The Allensbach site has a swimming pool for hydrotherapy and also provides ultramodern therapeutic machines e.g. the Vector system (for gait training) and the Armeo system.
You need to pay in advance to ensure payment of the incurring costs. If your payment exceeds the sum stated in the final invoice, the overpaid money will, of course, be refunded. If the sum stated in the final invoice exceeds your advance payment due to unforeseen complications, we will ask you to pay the outstanding amount.
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