Physical and Occupational Therapy

When an injury or painful condition prevents you from participating in activities you enjoy, physical and occupational therapy may be a part of your treatment protocol. These programs are designed to restore your strength, range of motion, and ability to complete daily tasks so that you can live independently and with minimal pain. In some cases, the therapies are prescribed after surgery to help you recover quicker and more thoroughly. Other times, they may be recommended in place of surgery, to restore mobility without the need for an operation.

The physical and occupational therapy departments at Orthopaedic Institute of Ohio have been expanded recently, both regarding size and staffing. Our 6,200-square foot addition is now staffed by more than 15 full-time licensed therapists that work with both non-operative and post-operative patients. We have also added therapy at our Findlay location. The increase has allowed us to handle the massive demand for these services, ensuring all our patients receive the personalized care necessary to restore their function and improve their quality of life.

What is Physical Therapy?

When you come in for physical therapy at the Orthopaedic Institute of Ohio, we will create a customized program that addresses your specific needs. In addition to helping you return to your original level of activity; our therapists will advise you on lifestyle changes that promote healing and prevent further injury. The physical therapy unit treats nonoperative patients for back pain, ankle injuries and muscular sprains. The staff also works with post-operative patients for knee, shoulder, hand and arm rehabilitation. They also provide rehabilitation services for patients that have undergone total knee and hip replacements. Whatever your ailment or affected body part our team approach is sure to care for you from start to finish. We work closely with your team of physicians and PAs to optimize your recovery time.

We’re not just here for your orthopedic needs; we have therapists with over 10 years of serving those with vestibular disorders (a specific type of dizziness and loss of balance), post-stroke patients, and those suffering from other neurological disorders.

Benefits of Physical Therapy

Undergoing a full physical therapy program can seem daunting at first since it involves daily work over an extended period. However, the benefits you stand to gain from maintaining your program are numerous:

  • Reduce pain
  • Maximize mobility
  • Recover from an injury
  • Prevent an injury or a fall
  • Avoid surgery or narcotic drugs
  • Manage health conditions

All this gives you the tools and resources to become a more active you. Our philosophy is to educate you, empower you, and ultimately guide you in taking control of your health and well-being. You are the most important part of this team.

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy is designed to help patients do the things they need and want to do with treatment targeted to those activities. Our occupational therapists work on strengthening the upper body, allowing patients to perform daily tasks that will enable them to operate independently. In some cases, special equipment or alternative methods may be recommended to accommodate injuries or medical conditions. In addition to overcoming physical disability, occupational therapists can also help those that have suffered a brain injury or severe mental illness.

Benefits of Occupational Therapy

There are numerous potential benefits of incorporating occupational therapy into your program:

  • Strengthen muscles used for daily activities
  • Relearn basic home-making activities
  • Improve physical function in frailer adults
  • Train adults with mental decline in social and life skills
  • Recommend modifications in the home for greater function
  • Help adults remain independent for as long as possible

Both physical and occupational therapy are integral components in our treatment plans at Orthopaedic Institute of Ohio. Because the programs are located within our facility, doctors and therapists can work closely together to produce the best outcomes for our patients. To learn more about our therapy programs, contact Orthopaedic Institute of Ohio today at 419-425-6786.