Trauma and Fractures Program
Focus on returning an individual to their normal activities of daily life. Our multi-disciplinary team of Health Care Providers has extensive experience with persons who have sustained traumatic injuries or fractures. This team of Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, and Registered Massage Therapists and other professionals will address limitations in range of motion, strength, and function while also managing pain in order to meet each individual's unique goals.
Who Can Enroll?
- Diagnosis of one or more fractures, which may or may not have required surgical intervention
- Multiple sites of soft tissue injury as a result of one traumatic incident
The above eligibility criteria exclude persons who have significant red flags, such as Neurological deficit (major motor weakness, disturbance of bowel or bladder control), Infection (fever, urinary tract infection (UTI), intravenous (IV) drug use, immune suppression), Fracture, Tumour.
What Can I Expect On My First Visit?
An initial assessment for treatment planning is conducted by a Health Care Provider at the start of the Program of Care. The assessment includes the taking of a complete history, subjective evaluation of the primary complaints related to the injury, a thorough physical examination including range of motion evaluation, orthopaedic testing, muscle testing, and neurological testing. The Health Care Provider will also administer outcome measures to obtain baseline measures of pain and function. These may include, but are not limited to the Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS), the Oswestry Disability Index, the Neck Disability Index (NDI), the Lower Extremity Functional Scale (LEFS), or the Upper Extremity Functional Scale (UEFS).
The Health Care Provider will also assess for possible Yellow flags, which can indicate psychological risk factors that may have an impact on their recovery as a result of behaviour, expectations and recovery from injury. A discussion on achievable goals from the treatment program will be discussed as well as responsibilities of the person served and Health Care Provider through the duration of the program.
When Will I Be Discharged?
To be discharged from the Outpatient Rehabilitation Program, one or more of the following criteria must be met:
- The person served has achieved the goals that have been established with the rehabilitation team.
- The services of the Health Care Providers are no longer necessary or appropriate.
- The person's progress has reached a plateau and he or she is no longer benefiting from the services of the program.
- When the person served is unable to tolerate the demands of the program and the appropriate referrals have been made.