Strengthening/rehabilitation is utilized to treat disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal system including rehabilitation after orthopedic surgery.
Various types of strengthening exercise equipment include:
- Free weights
- Resistance bands
- Elastic bands
- Swiss ball
- Body weight
- Weight machines
This specialty of physical therapy is most often found in the out-patient clinical setting. Orthopedic therapists are trained in the treatment of post-operative orthopedic procedures, fractures, acute sports injuries, arthritis, sprains, strains, back and neck pain, spinal conditions, and amputations.
Maintaining your strength is a vital part of a long lasting recovery and will enable you to continue to do the daily activities that are part of a normal life.