Orthopedic rehabilitation, also known as ortho rehab, is a specialized form of rehabilitation focused on helping individuals recover from musculoskeletal injuries, surgeries, or conditions that affect the bones, muscles, joints, ligaments, and tendons. The aim of orthopedic rehabilitation is to reduce pain, improve function, restore mobility, and enhance the overall quality of life for patients with orthopedic issues.

Common orthopedic conditions that may require rehabilitation include fractures, sprains, strains, dislocations, joint replacements, ligament or tendon injuries, and degenerative joint diseases like osteoarthritis. Orthopedic rehabilitation is also beneficial for individuals recovering from orthopedic surgeries, such as rotator cuff repairs, ACL reconstruction, or spinal surgeries.

The orthopedic rehabilitation process typically begins with a thorough evaluation by a team of healthcare professionals, including physical therapists, occupational therapists, and orthopedic surgeons. Based on the assessment, a personalized treatment plan is developed, considering the patient’s specific condition, needs, and goals.

Treatment in orthopedic rehabilitation may involve a combination of exercises to improve strength, flexibility, and range of motion, manual therapy techniques to mobilize joints and soft tissues, pain management strategies, and functional training to help patients return to their daily activities and work responsibilities.

Orthopedic rehabilitation plays a critical role in helping individuals recover from orthopedic injuries or surgeries, regain their physical abilities, and achieve a better quality of life with improved functional independence.