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Rehabilitation Services: A Patient-Oriented Approach to Healing

We believe that actively involving patients in rehabilitation therapy confers benefits to our patients, our staff and our reputation as one of the leading rehabilitation facilities in the Greater Boston area.

We are focused on the day-to-day reality of our patients' rehabilitation experiences, including tracking their feelings of empowerment from learning how to cope with physical deficits and how to develop disease-specific knowledge and coping strategies.

Behind the scenes, our rehabilitation staff tracks the development, intervention activities, and progress analysis of our rehabilitation patients. We believe that patient engagement contributes to effectiveness of treatment, and we understand the importance of capturing patient feedback during the rehabilitation treatment cycle. Sometimes the inights provided to us by our rehabilitation patients helps guide treatment in the direction of "best possible outcome"—a goal we consistently strive for.

We understand that communication with our rehabilitation patients via "word of mouth" is one of the most effective strategies for capturing using information regarding patient progress. We're proud to say that systematic reviews of more than 100 Madonna Shrine from Rehabilitation area windowrehabilitation services studies have borne this out: Our health care professionals are educated on patient engagement and are trained to be aware of the criticality of their roles in providing accurate information to patients. While no single approach can be considered best in all cases, capturing feeback from our rehabilitation patients is clearly one important tactic in helping them recover and resume their roles in their communities.

Major Areas of Focus In Our Rehabilitation Programs

Physical Rehabiliation of Hip Joints

Our rehabilitation patients have a variety of impairments stemming from orthopedic surgery, balance/gait impairments, pain syndromes, repetitive stress injuries, postural problems, and limb, neck and back disorders or injuries, particularly from falls.

The hip joint rehabilitation program is designed for patients who've had an injury or surgery including hip replacement and who need an exercise conditioning program will help them return to daily activities, enjoy a more active lifestyle and re-integrate with their communities. 

Training and rehab expertise are vital; our staff is trained to ensure that any rehabilitation activities are safe and as effective as possible for the patient. We understand that that each person has specific rehabilitation goals and physical abilities to work toward achieving those goals.

We focus on strength, flexibility of motion and gentle stretching to help restore range of motion. The length of any participant's rehabilitation program depends on the nature of their injury, surgery or disorder. 

Physical Rehabilitation of Knee Joints

The knee joint, along with the hip joint, are key components of some of the most basic activities we all enjoy, and keeping them healthy is an important health goal. But when a person suffers a knee injury or has surgergy on their knee, a well-planned rehabilitation regimen is critical.

Our patients who require knee rehabilitation services often are faced with knee osteoarthritis, a painful condition resulting from bone and tissue degeneration in the joint. Osteoarthritis is usually regarded as the third most common diagnosis among older individuals.

After injury or surgery, our rehabilitation team works with a patient to define and implement a rehabilitation program that suits their specific needs. Programs typically focus on stability, balance and increasing flexibility and range of motion in the knee joint over time through manual joint mobilization.

Rehabilitation of Wrists/Hand Joints and Muscles

Hand and wrist fractures and sprains are common in the elderly population, and are typically caused by fragility of the bone structure or a fall. Whether or not a person requires surgery after injury, our hand and wrist rehabilitation program is designed to bring motion and strength back to the hand and wrist as completely as possible.

Our rehabilitation program focuses on restoring the best possible hand and wrist function after a fracture or surgery, or strained muscles and tendons. This involves restoring movement and grip strength through gentle and specific exercise. Sometimes splint supports can be useful in the early stages of rehabilitation to stabilize the wrist and increase hand function until the wrist is strong enough to perform daily tasks without support.

Additionally, we help patients learn movement techniques and teach them the preventative steps they can take to reduce the likelihood of future falls, particularly in cases where osteoporosis is a factor. 

Walking Rehabilitation

As with all our rehabilitation programs, our walking rehabilitation regimen takes into account the nature of the injury or surgery, plus other aspects of the patient's overall health in order to ensure an appropriate series of physical activities that bring the patient back to a state of normalcy.

Walking—just being able to get around without the need to permanently rely on a wheelchair, walker or crutches—is an important life function. Our team of physical and occupational therapists bring a thorough knowledge base to their work, along with a sense of compassion and a commitment to quality care that keep our rehab patients moving down the road toward recover.

Our rehabilitation facility is equipped with physical support structures and aids that are designed to give our patients the best rehabilitation experience possible and keep them on a steady path from not being able to walk, through the initial phases of learning to stand and bearing weight on hips, legs, knees, ankles and feet, all the way to an optimal recovery where the patient reaches their full potential in terms of walking.

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