After a serious injury, illness or surgery, you may recover slowly. You may need to regain your strength, relearn skills or find new ways of doing things that you did before. This process is rehabilitation. The goal of rehabilitation is quite simply the restoration of function. What that means to you is that we focus on the things that your pain or injury prevents you from performing. We then design a treatment program to regain those functions.
The type of therapy and goals of therapy may be different for different people. Your therapy program may be very different from someone else’s. For example, an older person who has had a hip replacement may simply want to walk, dress or bathe without help. The goal of younger person who has suffered a rotator cuff tear or back surgery may be to return to playing sports, get back to work and be able to carry a child again.