The orthopaedics team provides pre-operative classes to patients scheduled for knee and hip surgeries at VMH. These free classes are available to patients and family members or friends caring for patients post-surgery. Classes cover a variety of topics, including exercises, nutritional recommendations, safety, pain management, incision care, any restrictions, post-operative resources, equipment needs, swelling management and what to expect during a hospital stay.
LSVT Big & Loud
Tremors, slow movements, impaired balance and stiffness can create problems with walking and completing daily tasks. Declining vocal strength, muffled speech and difficulty swallowing can affect communication and eating. LSVT BIG & LOUD helps with both, empowering individuals to move BIGGER and speak LOUDER.
Skilled rehabilitation in water, within a gravity-reduced environment, is ideal for patients with specific injuries or disabilities.
Back Pain and Care
Care for acute and chronic low back pain can get people back to functional tasks and recreational activities more quickly.
Balance Testing and Retraining
This helps to prevent falls and re-injury by training the body for balance and coordination.
VMH treats muscle, join, and bone injuries, including sprains and strains, ligament and tendon repairs (shoulder, elbow, knee, ankle), post-operative rehab and total joint replacement (hip, knee, shoulder).
Biodex Testing and Exercise
Computerized exercise and extremity testing gauges patients’ strength and power to return to work and athletics.