After orthopedic surgery, many patients chose to go to one of our Riverside Rehabilitation Centers rather than home for the first few days of recovery.
Be sure to discuss your recovery with your surgeon or family physician well before your surgery. They can help determine if a rehabilitation stay will aid your recovery.
Your rehabilitation team:
- A physiatrist is a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Riverside Rehabilitation Centers are the only centers on the Peninsula with physiatrist directed programs.
- Our rehabilitation nurses provide individual nursing care and reinforce the skills learned in therapy.
- The physical therapist helps gain you independence by increasing your strength and mobility including getting in and out of a bed and walking using a cane or crutches, and going up and down stairs.
- The occupational therapist helps you re-learn daily tasks such as bathing, dressing, cooking or cleaning to help you become independent during your recovery. He or she will advise you on occupational health tools you can use once you go home.