Orthopaedic Rehabilitation


Orthopaedic Rehabilitation

Orthopaedic Rehabilitation focuses on conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system - muscles, bones, ligaments and tendons. Our biokineticists, manage and treat injuries of the musculoskeletal system and rehabilitate patients following injury or orthopeadic surgery. 

Goals of treatment

  • Reduce pain and symptoms
  • Improve muscle strength and joint range of motion
  • Increase joint stability 
  • Improve function
  • Return the patient to normal activities of daily living;  usual physical activity; the sports field, timeously.

Our biokineticists are equipped in treating:

  • post-operative joints,
  • injuries due to sporting activities or 
  • everyday injuries, whether acute or chronic and overuse injuries. 

The initial assessment

The patient will undergo an initial assessment which includes: 

  • a discussion on the mechanism of injury and medical history 
  • postural assessment
  • muscle strength tests
  • muscle flexibility
  • joint range of motion
  • neurological assessment
  • specific injury assessment (special tests)
  • functional movement screenings


The Science of Human Movement and Joint Biomechanics

Our biokineticists are highly skilled in the science of human movement and joint biomechanics. Orthopaedic rehabilitation is administered through one-on-one care between the biokineticist and patient providing patient specific rehabilitation requirements.

Orthopaedic rehabilitation is essential to restore the patient's activity, strength, mobility and stability following injury or surgery. Orthopaedic patients typically have joint/tendon/ligament deficiencies and muscle weaknesses which are treated and thus can eliminated or alleviated through the administration of specific targeted exercise rehabilitation sessions. 

Our biokineticists will demonstrate and teach the patient appropriate exercises designed to restore and enhance function and minimize the problem. We are educated on surgical and medical procedures performed by doctors and orthopaedic surgeons and therefore we are able to adapt and adjust our treatment plan to meet each individual patients’ requirements.

Orthopaedic rehabilitation programmes and sessions include:

• Stretching exercises (static and dynamic)

• Strengthening exercises (body weight exercises and with the use of equipment)

• Balance/proprioception

• Passive stretching and joint mobility

• Modalites to decrease swelling and increase circulation 

• Hydrotheraphy when necessary

Rehabilitation programmes are guided by post-surgical rehabilitation protocols focusing on individualized treatment interventions with the goal of returning the patient to optimal strength, function and mobility.

The programmes involve a variety of treatment options with goals set for the patient. These goals are established by the biokineticist and the patient after a thorough evaluation.

Post-operative procedures

Our highly skilled staff have been trained and educated to work with a variety of post-operative procedures:

• Total Joint Replacements

• Ligament and Tendon Repairs

• Bone Fractures

• Nerve Compression Release

• Tendon Transfers 

• Joint Fusions 

• Amputations

Joints we treat:

• Spine

• Shoulder

• Hip and Pelvis

• Knee

• Ankle

• Children Specific conditions

* Please see the full list of Musculoskeletal conditions we treat under conditions we treat on this website.