Orthopaedic Conditions

Orthopedic conditions involve the bones or joints and may include fractures, muscle tears or lacerations, joint repair or replacement, and amputations. Often an orthopedic injury will require surgical intervention, with a need for post- surgical rehabilitation. Even when surgery is not required, rehabilitation can be of benefit to the recovery process. Diversicare provides rehabilitation for all the above conditions. Our teams are comprised of an attending physician, nurses and therapists working together to assist each person in reaching their goals.

Physical Therapy is a health care profession that assists people in recovering from injuries or illnesses and focuses on mobility, functional ability, quality of life and movement potential. Services address gait training, bed mobility, wound care, restraint reduction and wheelchair positioning.

Occupational Therapy is a health care profession that helps people of all ages participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities.

Occupational therapy services may include comprehensive evaluations of the home, recommendations for the use of adaptive equipment to increase independence, and training/ education for caregivers. Functional tasks often addressed include: eating, dressing, housekeeping or grooming.