Northview Medical

Medical Center located in Cheyenne, WY

Successful rehabilitation requires more than just medical expertise; it involves compassionate care from supportive providers. The integrated team of medical professionals and chiropractors at Northview Medical offers rehabilitative care at their practice in Cheyenne, Wyoming. To find out how rehab treatment can help you heal from an injury, call to book an appointment today.

Rehabilitation Q & A

What is rehabilitation?

Rehabilitation aims to restore your functional abilities and improve your quality of life after an injury or medical condition caused physical impairments. The expert team at Northview Medical specializes in rehabilitative care for physical conditions that affect your musculoskeletal and nervous systems, including your spinal cord, nerves, joints, muscles, and bones.

Why would I need rehabilitation?

Rehabilitation can enhance your ability to function independently after an injury or disease. It can also relieve pain and facilitate healing. Reasons you may need rehabilitative care include:

  • To recover from an orthopedic surgical procedure like a knee replacement
  • To manage pain and symptoms of chronic conditions like arthritis
  • To heal faster after an injury like a rotator cuff tear
  • To find relief from persistent back pain, neck pain, or knee pain

The providers at Northview Medical design a personalized rehabilitation plan to meet your specific needs.

What are the benefits of rehabilitation?

If you’ve just had an injury or surgical procedure, rehab is an essential part of your successful recovery. Benefits of rehabilitation include:

  • Preventing blood clots
  • Improving joint mobility
  • Increasing muscle strength
  • Enhancing flexibility
  • Restoring full range of motion

The team at Northview Medical also teaches you techniques to ward off future injuries.

What should I expect from rehabilitation treatment?

First, your provider at Northview Medical carefully reviews your symptoms and medical history and performs a physical exam. They may also take tests, like an X-ray, to determine the full extent of your condition.

Then, they create an individualized rehabilitation plan tailored to your needs. Rehab usually begins with passive exercises. For example, your provider may gently stretch the treatment area for you.

They may also use various techniques, including:

  • Electrical stimulation
  • Massage therapy
  • Stretching and Strengthening Exercises
  • Heat or ice packs
  • Bracing

The number of sessions you require depends on the severity of your condition and how quickly you recover. Most patients start out with 2-3 rehab sessions per week for at least a month. After that, you may gradually decrease to 1-2 sessions per week for another 2-6 months.

To find out how rehabilitation can help you, call Northview Medical and book an appointment today.