Regaining Mobility After Orthopedic Surgery


One of the most important things you can do after hip, knee, or shoulder surgery is to commit to a robust, daily physical therapy program. Recovering flexibility, mobility, and strength takes time and effort, but the results are well worth it. The object is for you to engage in many of the activities you once enjoyed before joint pain made it impossible to do so.

At Nathaniel Witherell, fully individualized and coordinated treatment plans provide rehab seven days a week, so your progress can continue without interruption. This is important for a couple of reasons: First, no two people are exactly alike, so a program that is personalized for you can lead to better results. Second, this is not the time for your body to relax on weekends. The idea is to keep up the momentum and achieve your goal sooner.

Dr. Francis (Frank) X. Walsh, M.D., Witherell’s medical director, says, “As a team, we can develop – and revise as needed – a customized rehab program that will get you back to an active lifestyle as soon as possible.”

At Witherell, we are known for our comprehensive short-term rehab, along with our staff’s professionalism and stability. “The Witherell has the lowest staff turnover rate [seven percent] of any rehab/long-term care facility in this region,” Dr. Walsh notes. “This ensures greater attention to subtle changes in a patient’s condition, provides consistency and accountability, and guarantees uninterrupted execution of your treatment plan.”

To learn more about short-term orthopedic rehab at Nathaniel Witherell, call George Cossifos, admissions director, at 203-618-4232. You can also find more information on our website by clicking here.

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