Quality Orthopedic Care

The staff at Winchester Hospital has extensive training in orthopedic manual physical therapy through its nationally accredited teaching facility, The Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy.

Our staff provides patients with the highest quality of care through the principles of differential diagnosis, patient education, self-care management, graded exercise programs and advanced manual therapy techniques.

The department specializes in the treatment of orthopedic disorders, the spine, sports injuries, hand disorders, traumatic disorders, surgical and joint replacement rehabilitation.

Physical therapy services are available at all three Winchester Hospital locations:

Joint Replacement Rehabilitation

A customized rehabilitation program can help patients achieve their highest functional level after joint replacement. Our experienced physical therapists will develop an effective treatment program that will teach patients appropriate exercises to stretch, strengthen, and improve their joint mobility and function.

Learn about joint replacement at Winchester Hospital.

If you are planning on a hip or knee replacement, Winchester Hospital offers a free seminar that explains preoperative therapeutic exercises to target muscle groups important in postoperative phase.

Patients are given handouts of the exercises to practice. Gait training using crutches and walkers is demonstrated and practiced by patients. Patient education, such as home safety tips to reduce risk of falling and aid in recovery, is also included.

With joint replacement, a successful outcome starts with being prepared prior to surgery. Classes are held the first Monday and third Friday of every month. Please call Winchester Hospital, Woburn location, at 781-729-8833 for the next scheduled class.

Fall Risk Assessment

Stay healthy and independent with a fall risk assessment from Winchester Hospital.

Preventing falls is a critical concern for the elderly. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • More than one-third of older adults fall each year.
  • 10% to 20% of these falls cause serious injuries such as fractures or head traumas.
  • Injuries from falls can cause severe health problems, leading to a reduced quality of life.
  • As many as 20% of hip fracture patients die within a year of their injury.
  • The risk of falling is three to four times higher among people with muscle weakness or gait and balance disorders.

The good news is that effective intervention strategies exist that could appreciably decrease the risk of falling. If you have already had a fall or realize you are unsteady, Winchester Hospital can help you prevent a future fall.

Please call us at 781-729-8833 for an appointment and ask for the Fall Risk Assessment.