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Rehabilitation Medicine

Rehabilitation Medicine services offered in Atlantis, Boynton Beach, Wellington and Boca Raton, FL

Rehabilitation medicine at the Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County in Atlantis, Boynton Beach, and Wellington, Florida, restores the strength, mobility, and function lost to a musculoskeletal injury or disease. Their experienced team evaluates your health, learns about the skills and abilities you want to regain, and creates a personalized rehabilitation plan that meets your goals. Don’t wait to learn how rehabilitation medicine can help you return to an independent, thriving life. Call the nearest office today or connect online to request an appointment.

Rehabilitation Medicine Q & A

What is rehabilitation medicine?

Rehabilitation medicine provides the comprehensive care you need to restore the skills, strength, movement, and function lost to an injury, disease, or surgery. Your rehabilitation goals are personalized to meet your needs. However, your treatment plan aims to help you return to pre-injury activities and prevent further injuries.

When would I need rehabilitation medicine?

The Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County specializes in rehabilitating musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. Among the most common are:

  • Arthritis
  • Chronic pain
  • Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal)
  • Herniated discs
  • Tendinitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Meniscus injuries
  • Ligament injuries (ACL tears)
  • Fractures, sprains, and strains


Rehabilitation medicine is also an essential part of your recovery from orthopedic surgery. Your provider might also suggest rehabilitation before surgery. Participating in therapies to reduce inflammation and improve strength and movement before surgery shortens your recovery after surgery.

What should I expect during rehabilitation medicine?

After completing comprehensive physical, neurological, and functional evaluations, your provider develops a musculoskeletal rehabilitation plan. Your plan begins at your current ability and gradually improves your health and function.

Your rehabilitation could start with passive exercises and stretching to safely move your body while you begin to heal. The movement supports circulation and prevents dangerous blood clots caused by inactivity.

As inflammation and movement improve, your provider adjusts your rehabilitation, expanding it to include strengthening and range-of-motion exercises. Your ongoing rehabilitation can include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Strength training
  • Gait training (helping you walk better)
  • Structured exercise
  • Balance training

Each treatment in this list includes many therapies. Your provider chooses the techniques that meet your needs.

Though the therapies included in rehabilitation reduce pain, you can’t participate in those therapies if you’re in too much pain. So pain management is an essential part of rehabilitation medicine.

As you recover, your provider can add occupational therapy or sports rehabilitation. Occupational therapy teaches you the skills needed to perform daily activities. Sports rehabilitation targets your sport’s movements, skill sets, and muscles.

Will I need the services of other rehabilitation medicine specialists?

Rehabilitation often demands a range of services, from special diets and psychological support to assistive devices and other medical equipment. The Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County team ensures that you have the support you need.

Call the Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County today or book online to start your rehabilitation program.