- Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities:
- Long-Term Acute Care:
- Skilled Nursing Facilities:
- Outpatient Facilities:
- Boston - Downtown Crossing
Gloucester - Cape
- Lexington - Pediatrics
Musculoskeletal (Orthopedic) Rehabilitation
Orthopedic rehabilitation after an illness, injury, or surgery can be a challenging process. At the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, we’ll be there at your side, providing expert care and support as you rebuild the strength you need to return to your home, your community and the life you love.
The Orthopedic Rehabilitation Program of the Spaulding Network brings together the region’s foremost rehabilitative physicians, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, and other clinicians to provide superior orthopedic care for patients following fracture, joint replacement or orthopedic trauma.
We provide a comprehensive range of services, all with the goal of restoring maximum possible function and independence. Our interdisciplinary teams work with patients and their families to provide integrated care that’s tailored to each patient’s needs – whether it is returning home after a knee replacement or taking a first step after major orthopedic trauma. Our experienced teams work closely with each patient to ensure they achieve the best possible outcomes.
As a patient in our Orthopedic Rehabilitation Program, your care is provided by a physician-led specialty team that will work closely with you and your family or caregivers to meet your specific needs. We provide ongoing education for you and your family members and coordinate post-discharge support to help ensure that you continue to reach your goals in the weeks and months to come.
Approach to Care
At the Spaulding Network, patients learn the foundational skills for independent living by assuming greater responsibility to direct and perform their own care. It’s a challenging process that can be both physically and emotionally trying. But with the support and guidance of our caring and knowledgeable staff, patients can make remarkable strides, growing steadily stronger and more confident.
Family members are also important participants in each patient’s rehabilitation team. We offer training and education to help them play an active support role while their loved one is in the hospital and after he or she returns home.
Our Orthopedic Program includes:
- Individual physical and occupational therapy focused on progressive mobilization and restoration of function
- Group physical and occupational therapy focused on improving strength, endurance and flexibility
- Fully equipped therapy gyms with state-of-the-art equipment
- Interdisciplinary pain management
- Post-surgical care
- Bracing and orthotics
- Ongoing communication and consultation with referring surgeons and physicians
- Education about risk factors and injury prevention
- Functional living areas to practice newly learned therapy techniques and ensure a safe discharge
- Adaptive sports and recreational programs
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston conducts weekly on-site orthopedic trauma rounds with orthopedic surgeons from Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s hospitals so that surgeons can follow their patients’ progress. Network-wide, our staff works with surgeons/acute care providers to help with the seamless transition from acute care to post acute care in the Spaulding Network. This helps with treatment efficiency and continuity of care.
The Spaulding Network has experience treating a wide range of diagnoses, from orthopedic trauma to orthopedic oncology to elective joint replacements. Our clinical teams have immediate access to state-of-art equipment, technology and specialty consultants throughout the Spaulding network.
Our interdisciplinary teams include physicians and nurses, physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapists, therapeutic recreation specialists, psychologists, case managers, social workers. Specialized physician consultants are available through the Partners HealthCare system. The therapeutic environment is active and optimistic.
The Orthopedic Program at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston is directed by Dr. Jeffrey Schneider, a board-certified physician in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Schneider is also an instructor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School.
Research & Innovation
The Spaulding Network is dedicated to researching new treatments in the field of Orthopedic Rehabilitation. Spaulding researchers, including physicians and other clinicians, oversee ongoing research studies and clinical trials such as those listed below.
Orthopedic Trauma Rounds
Spaulding Hospital Boston conducts weekly on-site orthopedic trauma rounds with orthopedic surgeons from Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s hospitals so that surgeons can follow their patients’ progress. This relationship has been on-going for 10 years.
The Spaulding Rehabilitation Network created an Orthopedics Consortium to ensure best practice and standardized care across Spaulding network sites.
The Orthopedic Rehabilitation Program is based at these Spaulding locations:
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston
Spaulding Hospital Cambridge
Spaulding Rehabilitation Cape Cod
Spaulding Nursing and Therapy Center West Roxbury
Spaulding Nursing and Therapy Center North End
Spaulding Hospital North Shore
Spaulding Outpatient Center Cape Ann
Spaulding Outpatient Center Brightview Danvers
Spaulding Outpatient Center Lynn
Spaulding Outpatient Center Marblehead JCC
Spaulding Outpatient Center Marblehead YMCA
Spaulding Outpatient Center Medford
Spaulding Outpatient Center Middleton
Spaulding Outpatient Center Peabody
Spaulding Outpatient Center Salem
Spaulding Outpatient Center Boston
Spaulding Outpatient Center Brighton
Spaulding Outpatient Center Cambridge
Spaulding Outpatient Center Downtown Crossing
Spaulding Outpatient Center Framingham
Spaulding Outpatient Center for Children Lexington
Spaulding Outpatient Center Wellesley
Spaulding Outpatient Center Braintree
Spaulding Outpatient Center Orleans
Spaulding Outpatient Center Plymouth
Spaulding Outpatient Center Sandwich
Spaulding Eileen M. Ward Outpatient Center for Children
Spaulding Outpatient Center Yarmouth
The following services are related to the Orthopedic Rehabilitation Program at Spaulding.
Spaulding Adaptive Sports
Assistive Technology (ATEC)/ Alternative and Augmentative Communication (ACC)
Exercise for Persons with Disabilities (ExPD) Program
Pressure Mapping Systems