If you are recovering from an illness, injury or surgery and require physical therapy as part of your treatment, turn to the specialists of Jefferson's Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. Our goal is to evaluate and treat your disease, disorder or injury so that you can return to normal function.
Physical therapy will help to improve or restore mobility. The goal of physical therapy is to help you increase your mobility, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability, allowing you to move independently through your environment.
What Does Physical Therapy Involve?
Physical therapy starts with a comprehensive evaluation to assess your strength, flexibility, balance, endurance, and mobility status. You and your physical therapist will identify goals together. Your therapist will develop an exercise routine and plan to help you achieve your goals and maximize fitness. Your therapist will train and provide recommendations on devices for mobility and train caregivers and/or family members as needed.
If you or a family member has experienced an injury that requires rehabilitation on an outpatient basis, Jefferson offers the Jeff FIT Outpatient Rehab. Our therapists specialize in therapy services including occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech and language pathology for patients of all ages.
Our rehabilitation therapists practice an interdisciplinary team approach, working with referring physicians, nurse practitioners and case managers to ensure comprehensive quality services are delivered. Physical therapy can include workers' compensation, balance disorders, orthopedic/sports medicine or pediatric developmental therapy.
If you require intensive inpatient rehabilitation as a result of a joint replacement, orthopedic trauma or amputation, Jefferson's Comprehensive Acute Rehabilitation Unit will work with you and your physician to create the optimal course of rehab for your injury. The Unit is nationally accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation and Stroke Specialty Program.
Our Unit provides you with medical and rehabilitative care, along with emotional, social and psychological support to help you reach optimal independence and return to the community. The results of your evaluation along with input from you and your family are used to determine the appropriate treatment plan and goals for discharge.