Patients recovering from bone and joint diseases and injuries frequently participate in rehabilitation to improve strength and increase range of motion. The goal is to return the patient to his or her highest level of functioning. Physiatrists, physicians on the Baylor Scott & White – Temple medical staff that specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation, oversee this phase of the patient’s recovery as one of the final steps in his or her continuum of care. From the moment a bone or joint patient enters our doors, the entire care team is collaborating to plan for optimum outcomes and discharge home. The rehab team includes:
- Physical therapists, techs and aides
- Occupational therapists
- Hand therapists
- Rehabilitation nurses
- Recreational therapists
- Orthotics/prosthetics specialists
Our orthopedics and rehabilitation teams work closely with the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and Joint Commission certified inpatient rehabilitation facility at Baylor Scott & White – Hillcrest in Waco, TX, to accommodate Baylor Scott & White Roney Bone and Joint Institute patients who may need more intensive rehabilitation as a part of their recovery.