The Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center
The 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.
Help for a Variety of Illnesses and Injuries
Sports physical therapy
Sports physical therapy is for athletes who have experienced traumatic or cumulative trauma injuries during sports activities. The goal of this program is to return athletes to active participation as quickly and successfully as possible.
Post OPERATIVE rehabilitation
Following any orthopedic surgery, patients need help regaining strength and range of motion. The Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center at Northern Nevada Medical Center helps patients meet those goals and helps them transition back into the activities they enjoyed before illness or injury.
The specially-trained rehabilitation team treats patients with conditions such as stroke, Parkinson`s disease, gait/balance disorders and multiple sclerosis to help them regain lost skills. Family members may also be involved in the patient's rehabilitation and taught how to help them regain independence.
Physical therapists can help patients reduce pain, weakness and stiffness while helping them build strength and endurance, using manual techniques, exercise and other treatment methods.
Ask your physician for a prescription for physical therapy if you have any of the following:
- 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
- Joint pain
Licensed 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
Licensed speech pathologists work with patients to help them regain their ability to speak or swallow after stroke, throat surgery or other conditions that affect speech and language. Speech therapy can help patients who have:
- Speech or swallowing problems
- Stroke recovery challenges
- Language and voice disorders
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 tailored to 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.