Orthopaedic Rehab - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Orthopedic Rehab

Crozer-Keystone Health System provides rehabilitative services that enable patients of all ages to function at their highest level. Physical therapy can be helpful in treating pain, weakness, balance disorders, and walking difficulty, as well as many other conditions. Other specialized therapy services are available to assist patients experiencing difficulty with speaking, hearing, swallowing, performing daily life skills, or returning to normal activities.

Orthopedic rehabilitation is an important part of your recovery, whether your problem is due to a sports injury or recent orthopedic surgery. Our rehabilitation specialists work together to quickly and safely restore function. 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. In fact, we work hard to safely restore your normal strength, motion and flexibility, while reducing your pain as quickly as possible.

In addition to providing comprehensive orthopedic services, Crozer-Keystone Health System also provides other inpatient rehabilitative services through its Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) departments at Delaware County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) and Taylor Hospital, and outpatient rehabilitative services through its Centers for Therapy and Sports Medicine (located at DCMH, Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Springfield Hospital, and in Folsom, PA). 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

To learn more about orthopedic rehabilitation at Crozer-Keystone Health System, please download our brochure and read our Frequently Asked Questions.

Which patients require rehabilitation after orthopedic injury or surgery?

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 will take to recover varies according to each patient's medical condition and tolerance.

Which specialists are part of the rehabilitation team?

A variety of specialists, many with advanced training, work together as members of the comprehensive rehabilitation team. Orthopedic rehabilitation is coordinated and overseen by physicians, such as 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.

How important is post-rehabilitation exercise?

Each individual learns valuable exercises that can prevent further injury and improve strength and endurance.