Our multi-disciplinary team of healthcare providers have extensive experience with persons who have sustained traumatic injuries or fractures. This team is focused on returning an individual to their normal activities of daily life. This team of Occupational Therapist, 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. Our team will work closely with your Orthopedic Surgeon and implement their treatment protocols for continuity of care and best rehabilitation results.
TRAUMA AND FRACTURES
WHAT CAN I EXPECT ON MY FIRST VISIT
A healthcare provider will conduct an assessment for treatment planning to initialize the Program of Care. The assessment includes the following: taking a complete medical 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 healthcare 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 healthcare 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’s served and healthcare provider through the duration of the program
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 a traumatic incident
This program of care has some exclusion criteria, which are significant red flags that may prevent the individual from being eligible to partake in this program. Please consult a healthcare practitioner or contact us to confirm eligibility.
WHEN WILL I BE DISCHARGED
The duration of the Trauma and Fractures Program is determined after the initial assessment and is dependent on the needs of each individual person served, including the severity of the injury and may vary based on factors which may delay recovery. To be discharged from the Trauma and Fracture 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 healthcare 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.