The inpatient rehabilitation staff at Valley Hospital prides itself on being professional, caring and dedicated to helping each patient achieve optimal recovery, function and comfort. The ultimate goal of our physical and occupational therapists is for the patient to return home and be able to participate in normal activities.
Therapy staff provide daily services to orthopaedic patients at Valley Hospital. Typically patients are seen two times per day by physical therapists for the length of their stay. Occupational therapists see orthopaedic patients two to three times or as necessary.
Physical and occupational therapists are wonderful at helping plan for leaving the hospital. They can arrange equipment if necessary or make recommendations for living at home safely. Family can be instructed in how to help the patient at home.
Day Surgery Patients
Patients having an orthopaedic day surgery may be seen by physical therapists for instruction in exercise or to be taught to use a walker or crutches.