Rehab Select Blog

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: How It Can Help

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Nov 6, 2018 8:30:00 AM

October 26th was National Physiatry Day, and we thought we’d take a moment to talk about this unique and important branch of medicine. Physical medicine, otherwise known as physiatry, is a medical approach that aims to improve the functional ability, and thus quality of life, of patients suffering from permanent physical impairments or disabilities.  
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Topics: Inpatient Rehab

Physiatrist vs Physical Therapist: 5 Major Differences

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Nov 1, 2018 9:00:00 AM

If you have mobility limitations after an injury or medical event, your healthcare team may recommend visits with both a physiatrist and physical therapist to get you moving again. Your first question might be, what’s the difference between the two? Can I just go to one or the other, rather than both?

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How Orthopedic Surgery Specialists Support Inpatient Rehab

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Oct 30, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Orthopedic surgery is the surgical treatment of medical issues with bones, joints, ligaments, tendons or muscles. When you undergo orthopedic surgery, your medical team will likely advise you to consider a rehabilitation program to help you recover quickly and safely.

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Topics: Inpatient Rehab, Orthopedic Rehabilitation

How an Orthopedic Specialist Assists with Your Recovery

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Oct 25, 2018 8:30:00 AM

After a medical event such as surgery or an acute illness, you may have visits with more doctors and therapists than you ever knew you needed. It can be both confusing and reassuring to know that there are so many people are involved in your care. 

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Topics: Inpatient Rehab, Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Tips on Choosing a Wound Care Center

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Oct 23, 2018 8:00:00 AM

What is a wound care center?

A wound care center is a specialist medical treatment center that deals with wounds that won’t heal. Wound care center staff may include specially certified doctors, nurses, and physical therapists that can help manage and heal problematic wounds. These healthcare providers will coordinate treatment with your personal physician to make sure that you get the best care possible. 

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Topics: Inpatient Rehab, Wound Care

Why a Wound Care Specialist is Vital for Inpatient Rehab

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Oct 18, 2018 8:00:00 AM

If you're in the hospital for rehabilitation and you have an ulcer, bed sore, or surgical wound, you may have been assigned a wound care specialist. A wound care specialist is a healthcare provider with advanced training in assessing, dressing, and caring for open, non-healing wounds.

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Topics: Inpatient Rehab, Wound Care

What is Outpatient Therapy and How Can It Help the Recovery Process?

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Oct 16, 2018 8:30:00 AM

If you’re recovering from an injury, surgery, or illness, you may be advised to consider outpatient therapy. Outpatient therapy is a course of treatment to support your recovery and rehabilitation, delivered through a series of visits to a private therapy practice or a clinic.

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Why Outpatient Physical Therapy Makes a Difference

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Oct 9, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Physical therapy is often incorporated into your outpatient treatment plan if an injury or surgical procedure leaves you with mobility limitations. Your therapist works closely with you and your care team to improve your recovery.

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Benefits of Outpatient Occupational Therapy

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Oct 4, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Have you been told by your healthcare team that you could benefit from outpatient occupational therapy?

This type of therapy is often recommended for people who have seen a decline in functional abilities that makes some daily tasks difficult to manage. So what exactly is occupational therapy and how might it benefit you?

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How Outpatient Speech Therapy Can Help

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Oct 2, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Has your medical team told you that speech therapy could help you? Have they referred you to an outpatient speech therapy provider?

If so, and this will be your first experience with this type of therapy, there's a good chance that you have some questions.

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