Staying idle while healing from a surgery, procedure, or illness can lead to further health problems such as immobility syndrome.
Immobility syndrome causes your muscles to weaken and contract, making it harder to get moving again.
Older people are especially prone to the dangers of immobility. 70 percent of older adults' function declines after a hospital stay.
Symptoms and risk for further health problems include:
While keeping your functional goals in mind, your physical therapist (PT) will assess your:
Your CRS PT will tailor exercise programs to reduce pain and fatigue, helping you return to a more active lifestyle.
Our PTs are experts in advanced orthopaedic care for joint replacements and bone, joint, muscle, tendon, and ligament disorders.
They can also help you address immobility syndrome symptoms such as:
Balance, dizziness, and walking problems are common after a hospital stay or illness.
Our therapists can help you regain your confidence and ability to move around your home and community safely.
Some people may suffer incontinence or bowel irregularity from scar tissue, muscle spasm, or weakness.
Our PTs can help reduce these symptoms with exercises, gentle myofascial techniques, and education.
Many times, it’s challenging to manage routine daily tasks.
Our occupational therapists at the UPMC Centers for Rehab Services can help you.
OT addresses challenges that hamper you from doing vital everyday activities and managing your work, family, and home life.
Our therapists will assess any problems with your:
We'll tailor a treatment plan to meet your needs with the goal of getting your life back.
Speech therapy isn't just about speaking. It’s about the connection between cognition and speech.
After an illness or other health event — including some common treatments — CRS speech therapists will check your symptoms.
Symptoms might include:
A speech therapy assessment and treatment plan will pinpoint problem areas and help you regain skills currently impeding your daily routine.
To make an appointment or learn more about our services, call 1-888-723-4CRS (4277) or email us.