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Rehabilitation
Whether your needs fall in the areas of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language, or a combination of these components, our team is dedicated to working with you to achieve an appropriate outcome.

Naturally, the kind of rehabilitation needed to achieve the goal of restoring normal activity and the time and effort it will take varies with the nature and severity of each patient's specific injury. What doesn't vary is the need for specialized, focused, comprehensive care.

Whether a surgical or non-surgical solution is the correct treatment choice, rehabilitation is an integral part of the recovery process. Rehabilitation is a comprehensive program designed, not only to eliminate the deficits of an injury or musculoskeletal problem, but to also prevent it from returning.

Cooley Dickinson Hospital's Center for Human Motion rehabilitation staff employ a variety of advanced techniques designed to restore normal strength, motion, and flexibility and reduce pain as quickly and safely as possible. The physicians and rehabilitation specialists included in the physical medicine and rehabilitation division of Cooley Dickinson Hospital's Center for Human Motion devote their efforts toward achieving optimal function for every patient. We specialize in the treatment of neurologic and musculoskeletal disorders including pre-and post-operative care programs.

Since each patient's injury is unique and requires individualized assessment and treatment, rehabilitation plays an extensive role. We work with each patient's physician(s) to establish an accurate diagnosis quickly and develop a plan of care that fits the needs of each of our patients.

Our rehabilitation staff specializes in:

- Assessment and treatment of injuries of the foot, ankle, shoulder, knee, spine, hip, wrist, hand, and elbow
- Advanced evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal problems, such as sports-related injuries, occupational injuries, and injury prevention on the playing field as well as in the workplace
- Evaluation and treatment of spinal injuries and educational programs on spine care
- Development of biomechanical braces and supports for the foot, and custom sports braces and athletic pads
- Advanced manual therapy/mobilization of the spine and extremities