As one of the most extensive programs at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, our
primary focus is to help patients build strength, mobility and endurance
for a variety of orthopedic conditions, including:
Orthopedic Therapy: Our Approach
Patients admitted to Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital undergo three
hours of intensive therapy a minimum of five out of seven days a week.
Following our uniquely creative approach, each patient
at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital participates in a customized treatment
regimen. These therapies can include higher intensity physical and
occupational therapy, speech pathology, psychology, cognitive
retraining, recreational therapy and other services, depending on each
patient’s individual needs. Our dedicated
team develops creative, individualized exercises that motivate
therapeutic work, especially in the face of frustration. Initial goals
improving mobility with gait and transfer training
easing daily activities with prescribed adaptive aids
alleviating pain through medical management and therapy
Our inpatient orthopedic therapy program treats nearly 1,000 patients
between the ages of 18–97 each year. Patients stay on site from five to
14 days with an average stay of nine days. 86 percent of our inpatients
are able to return home after discharge and 98 percent say they would
definitely recommend Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital to others.
A typical orthopedic rehab session will start with pain reduction before
increasing range of motion, strength, mobility, coordination and
endurance. In addition to traditional physical and occupational therapy,
our team offers creative treatment options like horticulture
therapy and pet therapy to help patients make progress toward their
Patients are encouraged to continue the healing process with one of our
comprehensive outpatient programs.
Our orthopedic rehabilitation is always customized to the goals and
interests that best motivate our patients. Outpatient services may
Orthopedic services are available at any of our outpatient
locations throughout Philadelphia’s western suburbs.
Potentially immobilizing conditions like joint replacement and severe
fractures can require a great commitment from family members. Throughout
inpatient rehab, our team provides patients and their families with an
expansive education on fall prevention and home safety, adaptive
equipment use, pain management and training to assist with mobility and
activities of daily living, as appropriate. We encourage and support
patient and family education whenever possible to ease the transition to
an active lifestyle after hospitalization. To keep families involved
during inpatient rehab, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital offers on-site
guest accommodations for family members who do not live locally.
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.