Comprehensive Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

Educated and experienced therapists help patients learn to cope with, or overcome, functional movement difficulties associated with pain and neurological and musculoskeletal disorders. Additionally, they are trained to teach patients and their families strategies that can help prevent further injury.

Patients Served

Patients who have been admitted to the hospital for inpatient care may receive physical therapy for a range of diagnoses, including:

  • Stroke (CVA)
  • Brain tumor
  • Orthopedic conditions
  • Arthritis
  • Amputation
  • Wound care
  • Neurological conditions
  • Non-traumatic spinal cord injury
  • Paraplegic

Patients may be treated as outpatients for conditions, including:

  • Acute chronic musculoskeletal conditions
  • Sports injuries
  • Orthopedic post-surgical care
  • Chronic pain
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Hand injuries

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Physical Therapy Services

The Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Institute provides many evaluative, preventative and rehabilitative services to people who have impairments in their physical functioning. The staff provides patients with comprehensive evaluations, one-to-one education and functional training. Specific services include:

  • Evaluation and treatment of patients with neuromuscular conditions
  • Evaluation and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal conditions
  • Evaluation and treatment of patients with neurological deficits following a stroke or intracranial surgery
  • Training of amputee patients in preparation for, and use of prosthetic limbs
  • Biomechanical assessment of the lower extremities with fitting for orthotics
  • Strengthening and instruction in functional activities for patients recovering from acute medical problems, trauma and surgical procedures
  • Instruction of patients and caregivers in safe, effective functioning gearing the patient toward independence
  • Instruction in self-care and home exercises to promote self-management of symptoms
  • Evaluation and treatment of acute and chronic wounds to facilitate healing
  • Evaluation, treatment and education of patients with pulmonary problems
  • Evaluation and treatment of patients with chronic pain
  • Consultation with other healthcare professionals regarding patients' requirement and potential for rehabilitation
  • Community outreach and education on back care, posture evaluation and correction and prevention of falls

Professional Staff

The licensed professional staff of the Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Institute includes:

  • Clinical manager
  • Licensed physical and occupational therapists
  • Certified hand therapist
  • Certified physical and occupational therapy assistants
  • Speech and language therapists
If you need a referral to a physician at Palmdale Regional Medical Center, call our free physician referral service at 1-800-851-9780.