Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Getting you moving again
People who have had joint replacement surgery, bone trauma, a musculoskeletal injury or a degenerative joint disease often have limited function and mobility, pain and other complications. Our orthopedic rehabilitation specialists can help individuals recover their skills, strength and build strategies to confidently resume daily activities.
A woman sitting on an exercise ball, holds her balance while holding out a smaller weighted exercise ball. Her physical therapist kneels next to her.

We make a difference

Where a person goes for treatment can make all the difference in recovery. Studies1 show those who receive specialized inpatient rehabilitation have greater improvement, fewer complications and return home sooner than patients at nursing facilities. We provide a comprehensive program of medical, nursing and therapy care.

  • We draw on the expertise of medical rehabilitation specialists to address the range of physical and functional issues that occur following injury, joint replacement or other bone-related conditions.

    Our interdisciplinary teams are led by a physiatrist, a physician board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and includes rehabilitation nurses; physical, occupational and speech therapists; dietitians; case managers and other clinical and support staff as needed.

    Your family members are also an important part of the care team. They may be asked to participate in therapy sessions so that they can understand your condition and how to help support you.

  • Every patient has different challenges, goals and expectations. We tailor our treatment to your individual needs to help:

    • Restore physical abilities
    • Build strength and endurance
    • Minimize pain
    • Improve balance and mobility
    • Enhance skills to perform daily activities
    • Avoid complications
    • Optimize independence
  • Your therapy sessions will include hands-on activities, with some aided by advanced therapy equipment. Sessions will be provided three hours per day, five days a week, or 15 hours over a seven-day period, depending on your tolerance and ability to actively participate.

    Your care plan may focus on:

    • Mobility skills training such as transfers, standing and/or walking
    • Strength, coordination and endurance exercises
    • Tactics to improve communication, swallowing and/or vision
    • Daily living activities such as dressing, eating and bathing
    • Strategies to improve memory, concentration, judgment and problem solving
    • Medication management
    • Strategies for returning home and to community life
    • Caregiver education and training

    It’s important to remember that recovery takes time. Each patient is unique and your stay with us will depend on your diagnosis, rehabilitation needs, goals and daily progress.

our patients say it best
Carol's story
“Had I come home without going to the rehabilitation hospital, my risk of re-injury would have been much higher.”

How Can We Help You?

We will work closely with you, your family, your physician and/or the referring hospital to ensure a smooth transition to RUSH Specialty Hospital - Inpatient Rehabilitation for your recovery.
1Assessment of Patient Outcomes of Rehabilitative Care Provided in Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs) and After Discharge. Dobson DaVanzo & Associates, LLC. 2014.