Providing the expertise and support needed to help ease pain and restore mobility
Many area orthopedic specialists choose to perform surgery at ProHealth Care facilities because of our patient education program, technology, experienced surgical support staff, attentive nurses and effective rehabilitation therapists.
An orthopedic specialist, also often referred to as an orthopedic surgeon, specializes in diagnosing and working to correct medical problems related to bones, joints, tendons and ligaments. These medical problems may be the result of aging, birth defects or injury. Some orthopedic specialists maintain a general medical practice, while others specialize in a specific area of orthopedics. These specialties commonly include joint replacement and hand surgery.
Supportive care for rehabilitation and recovery
Physical therapists (PT) work to maximize a patient's quality of life by focusing on movement potential. They develop care plans that use techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function and prevent disability. In addition, PTs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness and wellness programs for healthier, more active lifestyles. Physical therapists provide care for people in a variety of settings, including hospitals, private practices, sports and fitness facilities and worksites.
Occupational therapists (OTs) work on the assessment and treatment of conditions that affect an individual’s ability to perform daily tasks ranging from self care to high-level, job-related activities. In addition, OTs design treatment plans and assist patients with a variety of activities to improve function, visual, cognitive and general coordination skills.
Athletic trainers are licensed health care providers who specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses. They work with other health care providers and coaches to help athletes and patients of all levels and ages with their injuries from practice or competitive play and daily activity. ProHealth Care is the leading provider of athletic training services for Waukesha County high schools. Under the direction of a physician and in cooperation with coaches and parents, the trainers help prevent and treat sport-related injuries in student athletes. They also help students who have experienced an injury return safely to sporting activities.