Orthopedic rehabilitation, commonly referred to as ortho rehab, is the process of helping people who have had orthopedic injuries or surgery regain strength, mobility, and function. Musculoskeletal disorders are treated and recovered from in this specialist area of rehabilitation medicine.

Bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons are just a few of the body parts that can be harmed by orthopedic injuries and operations. Fractures, sprains, strains, joint replacements (such as hip or knee), tendon repairs, spinal surgeries, and sports-related injuries are common conditions that may call for ortho rehab.

The specific treatments and interventions in ortho rehab may vary depending on the individual’s condition and needs. They can include:

Physical therapy: This involves exercises, stretching, and manual techniques to improve strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination. It may also include modalities such as heat or cold therapy, electrical stimulation, or ultrasound.

Occupational therapy: Restoration of daily living skills, including clothing, grooming, and self-care activities, is the primary emphasis of occupational therapists. Splints or other adaptive equipment may also be offered to support functional independence.
Assistive devices: In order to improve movement and offer stability, ortho rehab may involve the use of assistive devices such crutches, canes, walkers, or orthotics (braces, shoe inserts).
Patient education: An important component of ortho rehab is educating patients about their condition, post-operative treatment, and ways to avoid future injuries. Patients get the ability to actively take part in their rehabilitation process and make knowledgeable decisions as a result.
Functional training: Is a component of rehabilitation that concentrates on particular tasks or movements needed for daily living, employment, or leisure activities.