The Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center

Sports Medicine Doctors and PatientThe Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center at Northern Nevada Medical Center provides physical, occupational and speech therapy to help patients achieve their maximum potential and return to productive living.

Rehabilitation Types

Patients whose injuries have already been diagnosed and treated may need physical therapy or other types of rehabilitation to complete their recovery and return to their normal activities. The Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center at Northern Nevada Medical Center offers a number of rehabilitation services to help patients recover from a wide range of illnesses and injuries.

Sports physical therapy

Sports physical therapy is primarily for athletes who have experienced traumatic or cumulative trauma injuries during sports activities. Our goal for this program is to help you return to active participation in your sport as quickly as possible.

Postoperative rehabilitation

If you have orthopedic surgery, you may need help regaining your strength and range of motion. Our postoperative rehabilitation program is designed to help you meet those goals and return to the activities you enjoyed before your surgery.

Neuro rehabilitation

If you have had a stroke, have Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, gait and balance disorders or other neurological condition, our specially trained rehabilitation team will work with you to help you regain lost skills. We may involve members of your family, when it is appropriate, to help you in the rehabilitation process and regain your independence.

Physical therapy

Physical therapists can use manual techniques, exercise and other treatment methods to help you reduce pain, weakness and stiffness, and build strength and endurance. Your physician can prescribe physicial therapy for number of painful conditions, including:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Sciatica, numbness and tingling
  • Arthritis, bursitis and tendonitis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Pain and inflammation
  • Neurological problems (stroke, Parkinson’s disease)
  • Muscle weakness
  • Balance or walking difficulty
  • Sacroiliac pain
  • Fractures, sprains or strains
  • Joint replacement surgery
  • Amputation
  • Joint pain
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Headaches
  • Athletic injuries, primarily tendonitis/tendinosis (using augmented soft tissue mobilization)
  • Traumatic brain injury

Occupational therapy

Occupational therapists at the Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center at Northern Nevada Medical Center teach patients how to better care for themselves and help them return to productive living following surgery, injury or other conditions. Occupational therapy can help with:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Shoulder, elbow or wrist dysfunction
  • Upper extremity fracture, sprain or strain
  • Joint replacement
  • Nerve injury
  • Self-care challenges
  • Stroke recovery challenges
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Headaches
  • Athletic injuries, primarily tendonitis/tendinosis (using augmented soft tissue mobilization)
  • Traumatic brain injury

Speech therapy

There are times when stroke, throat surgery or other conditions leave patients with an impaired ability to speak. If you are one of those patients, speech pathologists at the center will work with you to help you regain your ability to speak or swallow. Speech therapy can help patients who have:

  • Speech or swallowing problems
  • Stroke recovery challenges
  • Language and voice disorders
  • Post concussion syndrome
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Problems with cognition and memory

What to Expect from Your Outpatient Therapy

Patients at the Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center at Northern Nevada Medical Center receive therapy plans that are developed to meet their specific needs. These plans may include exercise, manual physical therapy and other treatments. Family members may be included to help patients with their recovery.

Ask your doctor about a referral today.

Our experienced team of therapists are here to help you achieve your highest level of dependency. See who will help you on your journey.
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