Orthopedic Rehabilitation: is the branch of medical science that deals with the prevention or correction of disorders involving locomotor structures of the body, especially the skeleton, joints, muscles, fascia, and other supporting structures such as ligaments and cartilage. In occupational therapy, orthopedic rehab is limited to evaluation and treatment of the upper extremity. Cervical screens are routinely performed to rule out involvement of, or injury to, the cervical spine.
Post-Surgical Orthopedic Rehab: The post-surgical patients benefit greatly through rehabilitation efforts. Our therapists, along with local orthopedic surgeons, develop, maintain, and update post-surgical protocols.
Hand Therapy: is a highly specialized branch of occupational therapy. Hand therapy consists of treatment of the upper extremity, both conservatively and post-surgically. Hand therapists also fabricate splints to protect the injured body part. For more information, download the Hand Therapy brochure.
Splint Fabrication: Occupational therapists fabricate splints to protect an injured area. Splints are made in-house and the patient leaves the clinic with the splint at the end of their treatment.
Safety Evaluations: are designed to safely return a patient to their home setting. Safety concerns are addressed through a standardized assessment of cognitive function and activities of daily living. The evaluations take between one and two hours to perform and address functional activities such as cooking. Some types of patients who may benefit from this type of evaluation include those who have had a traumatic brain injury or suffer from confusion or dementia. The tests are referral based and dictated results of the test are sent to referring physicians as well as the primary care doctor. Safety concerns due to gait disturbances are usually referred to physical therapy.
Driving Assessments: Based on recommendations of the American Medical Association, this test evaluates the skills that most highly correlate with driver performance and identifies drivers that may be "at risk". The evaluation assesses visual acuity, cognition, and motor skills and findings are reported to the referring physician. The physician uses the information to make recommendations regarding driving skills. This is a self-pay service and physician referral is required for evaluation.
Ergonomics: Our Occupational Therapists are specialized in making appropriate evaluation and subsequent changes to patient's work stations.
BTE Simulator: is a system for testing and treatment of hands and upper extremities. The system replicates hundreds of functional activities and gives the therapists the flexibility to design comprehensive programs to meet patients' individual needs.
Vision: Many people who have suffered from neurological injury have visual field losses. Occupational therapy helps people to overcome these losses by teaching adaptive techniques and ways to improve safety awareness in the home and community.
Rehabilitation Services Locations
Rehabilitation Services at Frisbie Memorial Hospital
South Main Street Campus
95 South Main Street
Hours: Monday through Friday; 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Conveniently located in downtown Rochester, the building features easy access to parking.
White Mountain Medical Center
2531 White Mountain Highway
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.