New @ Magee: Ortho Day Rehab Program

Every year in the US, doctors perform 332,000  hip replacements and more than 600,000 knee replacements. After receiving joint replacements, these thousands of people don’t go straight from the hospital to their regular activities. To get back to the highest level of functioning, they need rehabilitation.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMagee has provided orthopedic rehabilitation for decades. But now, we’re offering something new. We are very excited to announce the launch of a new program at our Riverfront Outpatient Facility: Orthopedic Day Rehab.

The Ortho Day Rehab program program is designed for people who have had a single joint replacement, such as knee or hip, and want to return to their highest level of functioning in the least amount of time.  It’s a comprehensive and flexible program that strives to meet the individual rehab needs of each patient, while also allowing them to return to their homes at night. A win-win, right?

“We recognize that each patient will come with his or her own set of needs and goals, which is why our program is tailored with the patient’s specific requirements in mind,” said Mary Clare Schafer, RN, MS, ONC, CRRN, Coordinator of Magee’s Orthopedic Day Rehab program. “And we know that while every patient’s needs are not exactly the same, every patient’s goal is to return to a self-sufficient independence.”

All participants receive:

  • Daily physical therapy;
  • Daily occupational therapy;
  • Case management services;
  • Patient/family teaching; and
  • Daily healthy lunches.

The Ortho Day Rehab staff is also actively involved in every aspect of the patient’s recovery, including monitoring incisions, assessing pain, coordinating lab work and interacting with the patient’s surgeon as necessary.

The Orthopedic Day Rehab Program is offered Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Magee’s Riverfront Outpatient Center, which is easily accessible from Center City, the Philadelphia suburbs, Delaware and Southern New Jersey. Parking is free.

For additional information or to make a referral, please contact Orthopedic Day Rehab Coordinator Mary Clare Schafer at (215) 218-3905.

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