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Musculoskeletal (Orthopedic) Rehabilitation at Spaulding Boston OP

From minor back pain to major orthopedic surgery, we’re dedicated to helping you get back to doing the things you love. Losing freedom of movement due to an orthopedic injury, illness or surgery can be challenging. We’ll be at your side with expert care and support as you rebuild your strength and mobility to allow you to return to life.

Orthopedic Rehabilitation, also known as Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, is dedicated to treating injuries or illnesses involving the musculoskeletal system including bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, and other connective tissue. At Spaulding, our clinicians and therapists use a variety of therapies, including physical and occupational therapies, minimally-invasive pain procedures, sports injury rehabilitation, and specialized pediatric services, to treat these conditions. Our program brings together the region’s foremost rehabilitative physicians, nurses, therapists, and other clinicians to offer you, your child or your family member superior rehabilitation care.

Spaulding's Approach to Musculoskeletal (Orthopedic) Rehab

We go beyond addressing pain. Our therapeutic approach to orthopedic rehabilitation works to facilitate your return to an active lifestyle, including competitive athletics, work, leisure activities, hobbies or pain-free living. Our goal is to empower you to overcome physical limitations while reducing healing time when possible. Our therapists excel at guiding you through lifestyle changes that enhance overall health and wellbeing now and into the future. In addition, our pediatric centers have the expertise to help children facing both temporary limitations and disabling conditions reach their full potential for growth and success through every phase of development.

When you are expecting an orthopedic surgery, we can assist with pre-surgical care including testing, nutrition, and behavioral health planning. Post-surgery, your care plan may consist of a mix of physical therapy, occupational therapy, bracing, and orthotics.

Conditions We Treat

  • Arthritis/Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Back and neck pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Congenital conditions
  • Foot and ankle pain and sprains
  • Hip, wrist, elbow, pelvic and other fractures
  • Hip sprains, strains and other injuries
  • Knee sprains, strains and other injuries
  • Osteoporosis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-surgical procedures
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Sacro-iliac joint pain and dysfunctions
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome
  • Sports injuries
  • Tendonitis and tendinosis
  • Total joint replacements
  • Traumatic injury
  • Whiplash
  • Work injuries

Outpatient Orthopedic Rehab

Our outpatient clinicians begin by conducting a comprehensive assessment of your pain and how your functional limitations impact daily activities. Then, they design a treatment program centered around your personal recovery goals. Our clinicians use objective measurements to track your improvements, routinely reassessing and modifying your care plan so that you receive the most appropriate treatment to achieve your goals. Our therapists keep your primary-care or referring physician up to date on your progress, allowing for better informed decisions regarding continued care. Often our therapists and rehabilitation physicians collaborate, resulting in enhanced communication and coordination of treatment goals.