A musculoskeletal rehabilitation program is a specially supervised program designed for individuals with disorders that lead to impairments or disabilities, or those who have injuries to the tendons, muscles, bones, or ligaments. These programs enhance the ability of the patient to function, decrease the symptoms, and improve their overall well-being.
Below are some of the conditions that may benefit from a musculoskeletal rehabilitation program:
Our musculoskeletal rehabilitation team comprises highly experienced neurologists, neurosurgeons, orthopedicians, psychiatrists, and internists. The team also has other specialty doctors like registered dieticians, rehabilitation specialists, occupational therapists, physical therapists and allied staff like social workers, exercise physiologists, case managers, and vocational counsellors.
Musculoskeletal rehabilitation programs are performed either on an inpatient or outpatient basis. They are tailored to meet the individual healthcare needs of the patient depending on their specific disease or disorder. Active participation of the patients and their family members is crucial to the success of the musculoskeletal programs.
The goal of the musculoskeletal program is to help the patient return to the highest level of independence and functionality possible while also enhancing the overall quality of life physically, mentally, emotionally, and psychologically. To help achieve these goals, the programs include exercise regimens to enhance the range of motion, improve muscle strength, mobility, and flexibility; provision of care for casts, splints, braces, or artificial limbs; gait retraining; assistance with acquiring devices that promote independent mobility; pain management services; stress management services and provision of emotional support; nutritional counselling; and patient and family education.