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Understanding Rehabilitation Terms: A Guide for Patients

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Apr 24, 2019 8:45:00 AM

If you’re suffering from a chronic or long-term medical condition, your physician may recommend that you seek rehabilitative care. For many patients, this process can be overwhelming. How do you choose a rehab center? What kind of care do you need? Would it be better to seek an inpatient or outpatient program? 

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Topics: Inpatient Rehab, outpatient therapy

Going Back to Work After an Injury: 5 Things Workers Should Know

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Nov 13, 2018 8:30:00 AM

A major injury can cause significant disruptions to your life, including your productivity, income capacity, and employment.

While physical recovery may be your primary focus after a medical incident, your re-entrance into the workforce after an absence may also weigh on your mind, especially as you near the end of your recovery period.

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Topics: Inpatient Rehab

How Inpatient Rehab Can Help an Injured Worker

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Nov 9, 2018 10:15:00 AM

Workplace injuries are sadly common, often devastating, and potentially fatal. The National Safety Council estimates that a worker is injured on the job every 7 seconds.

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Topics: Inpatient Rehab

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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Topics: Inpatient Rehab

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: Wound Care, Inpatient Rehab

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: Wound Care, Inpatient Rehab

Does Your Loved One Need an Inpatient Physical Rehabilitation Center?

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

If you are assisting with care decisions for a loved one who will need rehabilitative care after a serious injury, illness or medical event, as you likely have already discovered, making those decisions can be a confusing and stressful process. One decision you will probably be expected to make is a choice between using an inpatient physical rehabilitation center or outpatient services for that care. So how do you know whether your loved one needs inpatient rehab care?

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Topics: Inpatient Rehab