Rehabilitation Specialist

SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center

Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Neurosurgery & Nutrition Located in Huntsville, Madison, Athens & Decatur, AL

SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center is a full-service orthopedic practice that offers comprehensive care focused on getting you healthy and keeping you healthy. Rehabilitation is a service offered at the orthopedic practice to help restore health and function affected by disease, injury, or surgery. To learn more about rehabilitation services, call the office in Huntsville, Madison, Athens, or Decatur, Alabama, or book an appointment through the online booking tool.

Rehabilitation Q & A

What is rehabilitation?

Rehabilitation is a comprehensive program aimed at helping restore or improve the abilities you need for daily life so you can maintain as much independence as possible. 

Disease, injury, or surgery may affect your physical, cognitive, or mental health and interfere with the abilities you need to take care of yourself and others.

With rehabilitation, the team at SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center works closely with you to develop a treatment plan that addresses the limitations affected by your disease, injury, or surgery. Then, through specific therapies and treatments, help you regain your lost abilities.  

Am I a good candidate for rehabilitation?

The team at SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center determines if you’re a good candidate for rehabilitation during a consultation. 

The full-service orthopedic practice focuses on providing comprehensive care that not only treats your musculoskeletal injury or disease but also optimizes your overall health and wellness. The team may recommend rehabilitation to help you recover from:

  • Sports injury
  • Hip, knee, shoulder, foot, or ankle surgery
  • Upper extremity surgery
  • Joint replacement
  • Cartilage repair
  • Spine surgery
  • Neurosurgery

Rehabilitation at SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center also focuses on offering patients a non-surgical solution to their chronic pain problem and works with patients suffering from:

  • Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine pain
  • Degenerative, herniated, or bulging discs
  • Knee, shoulder, and hip pain
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Spinal stenosis

Though your instincts may say otherwise, activity and exercise benefit chronic pain by improving muscle strength, helping you lose or maintain a healthy weight, and preventing excess stress on other body parts. 

What happens during rehabilitation?

The team develops individualized rehabilitation plans based on your specific health needs and functional goals. During rehabilitation at SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center, you may work with a number of health specialists, including:

  • Physical therapist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Dietitian
  • Physical medicine physicians
  • Pain management specialists
  • Orthopedic surgeon

Your rehabilitation team conducts comprehensive evaluations to assess your health and function and then develops specific goals based on your diagnosis, physical limitations, and specific health needs. The team then develops your personalized treatment and therapy plan, which may include:

  • Assistive devices (e.g., braces, orthotics)
  • Home exercise program
  • In-office therapy with your physical or occupational therapist
  • Diet therapy and ongoing nutritional counseling
  • Pain management
  • Electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies (NCS)
  • Pain-relieving injections
  • Radiofrequency ablation (neck, back, and knee pain)
  • Nerve blocks 

The team adjusts your goals and treatment plan as needed until you’re at optimal health and functioning.

SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center is a full-service orthopedic practice committed to the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention of injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. Call your nearest office or book an appointment online to learn more today.