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Orthopedic Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy

Restoring your strength, motion and flexibility

Whether you’re in pain from a sports injury or recovering from orthopedic surgery, the rehabilitation specialists and physical therapists at Crozer-Keystone will get you back in motion quickly and safely.

We take a comprehensive approach to putting you back in motion, not only eliminating deficits caused by an injury or musculoskeletal problem, but preventing them from returning. We work hard to safely restore your normal strength, motion and flexibility, while reducing your pain as quickly as possible.

Amputee/Orthotic Clinic

Crozer offers this evaluation and consultation service, which is open to any new or existing amputee or orthotic patient. Patients are seen by a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, physical therapist and certified prosthetist/orthotist.

Amputee/orthotics services are available at Crozer-Chester Medical Center.

Aquatic therapy

Patients with a variety of musculoskeletal and neurological problems may benefit from exercising in the water. The buoyancy resulting from immersion decreases compressive forces on the joints of the lower extremities and spine.

The water also provides resistance to movement. Range of motion, strengthening and general conditioning exercises are performed according to the patient’s ability.

Aquatic therapy services are available at Delaware County Memorial Hospital and Springfield Hospital.

Comprehensive Inpatient (IP) Rehabilitation

This program helps patients who’ve had major medical problems regain their highest level of function possible and return to the least restrictive living environment.

Patient education and family participation are integrated into the process.

Comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services are available at Delaware County Memorial Hospital and Taylor Hospital.

Occupational therapy

Occupational therapists work with individuals of all ages to promote independence with daily activities and self-fulfillment through participation in work or recreational activities.

Our occupational therapists will evaluate your performance skills and use physical, cognitive and psychosocial techniques, as well as adaptive tools, to help you overcome functional challenges.

We also provide recommendations for safe working and/or living environments to patients and their caregivers.

Occupational therapy services are available at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Delaware County Memorial Hospital, Springfield Hospital and Taylor Hospital.

Physical therapy

Physical therapists and physical therapy assistants work with individuals of all ages who are experiencing pain, range-of-motion limitations, balance/coordination disorders, strength deficits and other conditions that are impacting the person’s ability to function at their very best.

A variety of physical agents and manual techniques are available in addition to aquatic or land-based exercises with programs designed to meet each individual’s rehabilitative goals.

Physical therapy services are available at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Delaware County Memorial Hospital, Springfield Hospital at the Healthplex®, Taylor Made Physical Therapy and Taylor Hospital.

Pediatric rehabilitation

Crozer-Keystone's pediatric rehabilitation services include comprehensive evaluation and treatment for children 0-18 years old demonstrating physical, cognitive or developmental deficits.

Consultation services are available, including physical, occupational and speech therapy.

Pediatric rehabilitation services are available at Springfield Hospital.

Questions & answers about orthopedic rehabilitation

Will I need rehabilitation or physical therapy?

Most orthopedic patients need assistance in healing and regaining strength and mobility after injury or surgery. The goal is to enable patients to resume daily activities and get back to work, fitness routines, or athletic pursuits.

There’s no typical rehabilitation patient. Patients may be recovering from bone fractures, joint replacement, tendon repair or spinal surgeries. Others may be receiving treatment for the complications of arthritis or osteoporosis.

Rehabilitation varies, depending on the nature and severity of the patient's condition. Crozer-Keystone's rehabilitation specialists are skilled at helping patients overcome the effects of an injury or musculoskeletal problem.

What does rehabilitation usually include?

After evaluation, you and your therapist will determine your individual rehabilitative goals. Your care plan is then customized to meet these established goals.

The rehabilitation process begins by addressing symptoms such as pain, inflammation, swelling and stiffness. Therapists work with patients to help them regain range-of-motion while promoting healing.

Rehabilitation aims to restore function by helping the patient regain strength, endurance and movement. The time and effort it takes to recover varies according to each patient's medical condition and tolerance.

Which specialists are part of my rehabilitation team?

A variety of specialists, many with advanced training, work together as a comprehensive rehabilitation team. Orthopedic rehabilitation is coordinated and overseen by physicians, including surgeons, primary care physicians and physiatrists.

Depending on the patient's needs, the rehabilitation team may also include occupational therapists, physical therapists, therapist assistants, nurses and case managers. Together, the team works to help the patient regain function and restore overall health.

Looking for advanced orthopedic expertise?

The Crozer-Keystone orthopedics team is ready to help. Call 1-877-CK-MOTION (1-877-256-6846), or use our convenient online request form.

Comprehensive Inpatient (IP) Rehabilitation