Shift Wellness

Integrative Physical therapy located in Union Square, New York, NY

Rehabilitation provides a safe and effective way to improve your quality of life following joint replacement surgery, an injury, or a medical event like a stroke. At Shift Wellness in the Union Square neighborhood of Manhattan, the team offers a wide range of rehabilitation services to people of all ages. To schedule an appointment at the New York City practice, call the office or book online today.

Rehabilitation Q & A

What is rehabilitation?

Rehabilitation is a type of medical care that helps you get back, maintain, or improve the abilities you need for everyday life. It focuses on all aspects of your health, including physical, mental, and cognitive.

Certain diseases, injuries, and operations can negatively affect your mobility, strength, and range of motion. Rehabilitation works to address these problems and improve your overall quality of life.

Why would I need rehabilitation?

At Shift Wellness, the team regularly recommends rehabilitation to address:

  • ACL surgery
  • Joint replacement surgery
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Fall injuries

Additionally, the team uses rehabilitation to treat the side-effects of neurological problems like Parkinson’s disease. Rehabilitation can improve muscle strength and assist you in returning to a more normal routine.

What are the goals of rehabilitation?

The goal of rehabilitation is to restore your abilities and regain independence. However, no two rehabilitation programs are alike. The team at Shift Wellness tailors rehabilitation treatment based on each patient’s needs.

Before developing a rehabilitation regimen, your provider considers several factors, including what caused the problem, whether the cause is ongoing or temporary, and which abilities you lost. 

For example, if you recently underwent a joint replacement surgery, treatment goals might include easing pain and restoring your mobility. If you suffered a stroke, treatment goals might include restoring strength in your arms and hands. 

How long does rehabilitation take?

The length of rehabilitation depends on the severity of your injury or illness and your goals for treatment. Like physical therapy, rehabilitation isn’t a quick fix. To achieve the best possible results, it’s crucial you attend all of your appointments and follow your provider’s instructions carefully. 

During treatment, it’s normal to experience some soreness and general discomfort. Get plenty of rest in-between sessions and stay hydrated. Slowly but surely, you start seeing results.

Am I a good candidate for rehabilitation?

Only a qualified medical provider can determine if you’re a good candidate for rehabilitation. Following a physical and neurological exam, a review of your medical history, and a discussion of your lifestyle and symptoms, your Shift Wellness provider can make recommendations that align with your needs.

If you’ve lost the ability to perform routine tasks or participate in activities you love, due to an accident, illness, or injury, you’ll probably qualify. 

Schedule a rehabilitation appointment at Shift Wellness. Call the office to speak with a friendly team member or book online today.