Orthopedic therapists at Rehabilitation Services at IU Health North Hospital focus on the muscular and skeletal systems, also called the musculoskeletal system. This includes bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves and tendons. Therapists also work with patients post-orthopedic surgery. Typical surgeries include knee or hip replacements, rotator cuff repair, and Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) repairs.
Treatments can include:
• Electrical muscle stimulation
• Therapeutic exercises
• Joint and spine mobilization/manipulation
• Neuromuscular reeducation
• Hot/cold packs
• Therapeutic Taping
Other Physical Therapy
• Sports Performance:
Sports specific training to decrease the time injured athletes miss from activity
• Walking difficulties:
Sometimes, patients may have general walking difficulties or difficulties caused by other factors such as a stroke.
• Pain Management: for both acute injuries and chronic pain
• Vestibular/Balance Training: Therapists will provide assessment and rehabilitation for patients who suffer from vertigo, dizziness, and various balance disorders.
To get more information on physical therapy and orthopedic rehabilitation, you may contact Rehabilitation Services at IU Health North Hospital at 317.688.2021.