Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Day Program
About the program:
The Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Day Program promotes independence and enhances recovery following orthopaedic surgery or trauma. The Rehabilitation Day Program is developed based on individual patient needs and the referring orthopaedic surgeon’s instructions. The Program provides a co-ordinated approach with an interdisciplinary team formulating realistic goals to be achieved in a realistic time frame.
Who is the program for?
The Program is suitable for persons who have established orthopaedic rehabilitation needs but do not need the support of inpatient medical or nursing care. Patients may have had a joint replacement, elective orthopaedic surgery or a bony trauma.
The interdisciplinary team of physiotherapy, occupational therapy and other Allied Health disciplines under the direction of the Rehabilitation Consultant will formulate an individual program.
The physiotherapy program will aim to improve
- Strength and range of movement of the injured limb
An Occupational Therapist also plays a vital role in helping the patient maximise functional independence in all aspects of their daily life. All patients are reviewed by the occupational Therapist and the following areas are assessed:
- Functional Movement
- Home activities
- Carer’s needs, community service requirements
- Cognitive assessment
- Return to work
Additional assessments and other therapies are provided on an individual basis.
When is it held?
Day rehabilitation patients can attend 1-4 times per week according to their individual needs and as determined by the Rehabilitation Consultant and team members. Usually on a minimum of 2 days per week for 3 hours. The day rehabilitation program runs for a minimum of 4 weeks. This timeframe will be adjusted accordingly to patient overall goals.