Rehabilitation Specialist

Reddy Care Physical & Occupational Therapy

Physical Therapists & Occupational Therapists located in Farmingdale, NY & Great Neck, NY

If you’ve recently undergone surgery or suffered a medical emergency such as a heart attack or stroke, rehabilitation can speed up the healing process and help you return to your normal quality of life. At Reddy-Care Physical & Occupational Therapy in Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk counties, New York, the physical and occupational therapists proudly offer in-office rehabilitation services to both men and women. Call the office nearest you to request an appointment today or click the online booking tool.

Rehabilitation Q & A

What is rehabilitation?

Rehabilitation is a branch of physical therapy focused on improving your quality of life by strengthening your physical, cognitive, and mental abilities. You might need rehabilitation following a disease or injury, such as cancer or an automobile accident. You might also benefit from rehabilitation if you’ve recently undergone orthopedic or another type of surgery and want to return to your normal routine as quickly as possible.

Who can benefit from rehabilitation?

Rehabilitation benefits anyone who has lost the ability to perform necessary, everyday tasks. At Reddy-Care Physical & Occupational Therapy, the team regularly prescribes rehabilitation for patients who are:

  • Suffering from sports-related injuries
  • Recovering from major surgery
  • Experiencing developmental disabilities
  • Experiencing chronic pain
  • Recovering from a stroke

You might also benefit from rehabilitation if you have a birth defect or genetic disorder that’s negatively impacting your quality of life. 

What are the goals of rehabilitation?

The goal of rehabilitation is to help you regain your independence. However, no two treatment plans are exactly alike. Following a physical exam, review of your medical history, and discussion of your goals for treatment, the team at Reddy-Care Physical & Occupational Therapy develops a rehabilitation plan that aligns with your unique needs and the severity of your symptoms. 

Outside of physical therapy, what might rehabilitation include?

Rehabilitation is different for everyone. However, the team at Reddy-Care Physical & Occupational Therapy offers a comprehensive suite of services, including:

  • Assistive devices
  • Cognitive rehabilitation
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Mental health counseling
  • Recreational therapy
  • Treatment for pain

At your initial consultation, your physical therapist develops a rehabilitation treatment plan tailored to your needs. This might include one specific type of rehabilitation or it might include a combination of different treatments. Whatever the case, it’s important you take your therapist’s instructions seriously and make every effort to attend each appointment. The more actively you participate, the more quickly you’ll recover. 

Is rehabilitation painful?

Rehabilitation is safe and well-tolerated, but it isn’t always easy. During your rehabilitation appointments, you may experience stiffness, irritation, or general discomfort. While this may be frustrating, it’s important to stick with it. Your therapist won’t ask you to do anything you’re incapable of. 

To learn more about the benefits of rehabilitation and what it can do for your life, call the office nearest you or use the online booking tool to make an appointment at Reddy-Care Physical & Occupational Therapy today.