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Orthopedic rehabilitation at our hospital

At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Wichita Falls, our extensive, comprehensive orthopedic rehabilitation and trauma rehabilitation programs keep pace with a wide range of orthopedic injuries, fractures and disabilities including amputations, joint replacements, hip fractures, hip and knee replacements, neck and lower back disorders and other orthopedic complications.

An interdisciplinary team of rehabilitation professionals provides a seamless approach to care using the latest technologies and innovative treatments to help patients reach their goals.

As the nation’s leading provider of post-acute care, we know orthopedic rehabilitation and are committed to helping you achieve your highest level of independence.

What is orthopedic rehabilitation?

Our inpatient orthopedic rehabilitation and trauma rehabilitation programs provide patients with specialized rehabilitation that is personalized to each patient, delivering better care for improved outcomes and greater independence.

Led by a rehabilitation physician*, our team works closely with patients, formulating targeted strategies to improve each patient’s condition and address pain management. Team members may include a case manager, occupational, physical and speech therapists, rehabilitation nurses, nutrition specialists, respiratory therapists and more.

Hip fracture rehabilitation / hip replacement rehabilitation

We are committed to delivering the best care for our hip fracture and hip replacement patients. Professional teams specializing in rehabilitation provide individualized care that targets specific needs with comprehensive programs that include:

  • Advanced technologies
  • Around-the-clock registered nurses specializing in rehabilitation
  • Fall prevention education
  • Medical care, pain management, and treatment plan oversight by a Rehabilitation Physician
  • At least three hours of therapy per day, five days per week
  • Therapies for everyday activities and personal care

Trauma rehabilitation

Once a patient is admitted to our trauma rehabilitation program, an interdisciplinary rehabilitation team evaluates the patient’s needs and goals. The team then meets weekly to re-evaluate the patient’s progress and further develop goals based upon changing needs, focusing on better care for a maximized recovery. Family training is an integral part of this process.

The patient and the family are the team’s most important members, which is why we offer family training. It is particularly important for patients to be close to their support system of friends and family throughout recovery, and our convenient visitation hours make this possible throughout the patient’s stay.

Conditions treated in trauma rehabilitation include:

  • Multiple fractures
  • Multi-trauma with brain injury
  • Multi-trauma with spinal cord injury
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Traumatic spinal cord injury

Joint replacement rehabilitation

Joint replacement rehabilitation is a key part of recovering from hip, knee or shoulder joint replacements.

Our joint replacement rehabilitation focuses on building strength and promotes healing to help maximize your range of motion. Led by a rehabilitation physician*, our team works closely with patients, formulating targeted strategies to improve each patient’s condition and address pain management.

Through a combination of physical therapy and occupational therapy using the most advanced technologies, we work with our patients to increate strength, flexibility, mobility and endurance for those recovering from joint replacements.

Amputee rehabilitation

Our team of experts offer tremendous knowledge in the latest technologies and treatments for amputee rehabilitation, providing the clinical, technical and professional resources needed to help patients progress toward total independence.

The amputee rehabilitation program focuses on the unique needs of each individual, with objectives including instruction in skin care, pre-prosthetic conditioning and instruction, prosthetic mobility training and limb maintenance.

Each patient’s treatment plan is designed to accomplish their therapeutic goals through a sequence of measurable, achievable steps:

  • Improving general and specific muscle strength
  • Educating patients and their families on skin care and prosthesis care
  • Shaping residual limb for prosthetic fit
  • Teaching independence in ambulation with and without prosthesis
  • Increasing independence in daily living skills
  • Developing coping skills for patient and family as they adjust to new challenges
  • Facilitating community re-entry

We use our advanced technologies to treat patients recovering after an amputation.

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