Orthopedic injuries most often result from falls and motor vehicle collisions. Such injuries may damage bones or joints. To help people recover from orthopedic injuries, we focus on goals that help achieve maximum function. Rehabilitation emphasizes activities such as walking, dressing, bathing and use of adaptive equipment to perform daily activities. We encourage family involvement.
Treatment may include physical, occupational and recreational therapies, orthotic services or rehabilitation nursing. In addition, some persons served benefit from speech-language pathology and audiology services, psychology, respiratory therapy and the Driver Assessment Program. People with orthopedic conditions represent about 17 percent of our caseload.