Proven Orthopedic Rehabilitation Expertise
The same expertise that makes Methodist Rehabilitation Center the best place to recover from a stroke, brain or spinal cord injury also makes MRC a first choice for those seeking treatment for a variety of orthopedic injuries and disorders.
Our Orthopedic Rehabilitation Program helps patients – from teenagers to adults – recover from major trauma, joint replacement surgery, musculoskeletal injury and multiple fractures.
Our specialists have extensive experience providing the medical, nursing and therapy care necessary to help every patient maximize their abilities and maintain their independence.
Services are available through inpatient hospital stays, and follow-up treatment can be scheduled through our outpatient medical clinic and community-based therapy programs.
The Orthopedic Rehabilitation Team at Methodist Rehab is led by a physiatrist – a physician who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation and may also have further sub-specialty training in a specific area of rehabilitation medicine.
The team includes certified rehabilitation nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, therapeutic recreation specialists, case managers, dieticians, neuropsychologists and biomedical/rehabilitation engineers. Communication is maintained, as needed, with the patient’s referring physician and, when necessary, other medical specialists are consulted.
Through regularly scheduled meetings and frequent interaction, the team works together to improve each patient’s strength, balance, mobility and endurance. The goal is to restore function, as well as teach strategies and prescribe assistive equipment to compensate for any deficits.
After undergoing a comprehensive evaluation, patients receive individualized treatment plans designed to encourage maximum recovery and independence. Our team works with patients, family members and referring physicians to set goals for a successful return to home, work, school or community life. Family members also are encouraged to be a part of therapy and education sessions.
Issues typically addressed during the recovery process include:
Activities of Daily Living. Learning how to meet daily needs is an essential part of rehabilitation. Through individual and group treatment programs, we help patients re-learn and accomplish daily tasks related to self-care (i.e. dressing, bathing, home management and driving).
Mobility. Patients participate in exercise programs designed to strengthen intact muscles, maintain or gain mobility and build endurance and confidence to perform everyday activities. If needed, they may also learn how to use a wheelchair on a variety of surfaces, how to transfer from a wheelchair to a bed, toilet, tub or car, and how to walk with assistive devices such as braces, crutches, walkers or canes.
Assistive Technology. If needed, our staff provides expert guidance for the selection and customization of wheelchairs and other mobility devices.
What Sets Us Apart?
- Orthopedic patients are hospitalized on a floor where the staff has extensive experience treating musculoskeletal injuries.
- Orthopedic patients have access to specialized clinics that offer evaluations and guidance for the selection of wheelchairs and other assistive technology.
- Orthopedic patients can turn to Methodist Orthotics & Prosthetics for the fabrication and custom-fitting of orthopedic braces.
- Orthopedic patients benefit from the staff’s knowledge of innovative rehab technologies.
- Orthopedic patients who use wheelchairs have priority access to our three handicap accessible apartment complexes.
- Orthopedic patients have access to lifelong services through an extensive network of outpatient clinics and community services, including Methodist Rehabilitation Center Outpatient Services and Methodist Pain & Spine.
Methodist Rehabilitation Center
1350 East Woodrow Wilson Drive
Jackson, MS 39216
601-981-2611 or toll-free 1-800-223-6672
Admissions and Referrals - 601-364-3477