Free to Move Orthopedic Program

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The Free to Move program focuses on restoring functional mobility and gait mechanics following total joint replacements of the hip and knee as well as surgical repairs of femur and hip fractures. Joint replacements continue to be a common procedure for the aging adult. Seventy-five percent of individuals over the age of 65 have osteoarthritis, which can lead to joint deterioration. Those electing joint replacement surgery do so to decrease pain, maximize mobility and resume their previous lifestyle.

Implementing an orthopedic care program requires members of the interdisciplinary team to play an active role in meeting the specific care needs of individuals. To create your customized orthopedic program we will partner with you in a systematic facility assessment analyzing:

  • Orthopedic management
  • Pain management
  • Surgical incision care
  • Edema management
  • Transfer and mobility assistive techniques
  • Pharmacy support
  • Nutritional management
  • Environmental safety
  • Skilled versus non-skilled interventions