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Designed for individuals
recovering from hip fractures, multiple orthopedic
trauma, joint replacement, or revision surgery, the
NRH orthopedic rehabilitation program provides
physical rehabilitation treatment for individuals
whose cases range from routine to complex. When
admitted to the program, patients and their families
join the specialized orthopedic rehabilitation team
to work closely together on establishing specific
goals designed to assist in regaining independence in
home, social, and community activities.

Medical Rehabilitation Staff

Each of NRH’s six orthopedic
rehabilitation specialty physicians is certified by
the American Board of Physical Medicine and
Rehabilitation. Collectively, these physiatrists hold
over 53 years of experience-including 25 years at
NRH-in managing hundreds of orthopedic rehabilitation
cases. Among them, they hold special expertise and
interest in acute and chronic pain syndromes, wound
care, shoulder/ankle/foot/hip injuries, electro diagnostics, and urodynamic studies.

Program Features

The case management approach
employed within the orthopedic rehabilitation program
involves tailoring rehabilitation services to meet
the needs of patients and payors alike. Team members
work under the post-surgical protocols established by
a patient’s orthopedic surgeon and routinely manage
joint revisions, traction, and the removal of

In addition to the expert
rehabilitative services provided by the orthopedic
rehabilitation team, specialized medical consultation
is available from team physicians in such disciplines
as internal medicine, cardiology, and endocrinology,
as well as in pain management.


Patients having orthopedic surgery
that will require post-operative rehabilitation are
encouraged to speak with their physicians before surgery
to learn more about rehabilitation options and
processes. Similarly, individuals who have sustained
orthopedic injury should speak with their social
workers/discharge planners. In either case, a
referral to a rehabilitation facility should be