Becoming a Patient
We are pleased that you have chosen OrthoPTic Rehab Clinic of Metairie as your rehabilitation provider along your journey to maximum recovery. Our priority is to help people return to full function and stay there. From initial diagnosis through recovery, we will begin to teach you how to take control of your body and its healing power.
Our physical therapists apply certified principles and tested treatment practices to serve your unique condition and goals for recovery. From initial diagnosis to eventual recovery, and with each exercise, manual technique, modality, and word of encouragement in between, our focus is on healing and bringing you back to your best physical health.
We recognize that as a healthcare consumer you have a choice of who you see for treatment. We are honored to be your physical therapy provider and are committed to working with you to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.
Meeting Your Needs
Our physical therapists strive to achieve healthy, pain-free movement that maximizes performance and enjoyment in work, recreation, and athletic activities. We promote healing by reducing pain and inflammation, increasing range of motion and strength, and improving both body awareness and body mechanics.
We are excited to be able to offer the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treatdmill to our patients. It gives you the opportunity to rehab from surgery, or train through injury, without pain. The AlterG’s unique unweighting technology reduces the impact of walking or running, while your body goes through the normal healing process.
Precise unweighting allows you to walk or run at anywhere between 20 and 100% of your body weight. We are able to precisely progress you through the partial weight-bearing stages of your rehabilitation.
The first time you try the AlterG, you won’t believe how much FUN it is to exercise at a lower body weight. People who have used the AlterG say it’s like “running on air”, “it’s so much more fun than normal running”, and “you have to try it to believe it”. It’s literally like “running on the moon”.
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One of our most innovative and fun rehabilitation tools is the TRAZER. It is a virtual reality game, that is used for performance enhancement, balance and coordination, and fitness training. We find it very helpful in retraining patients in weight shifting and weight bearing following total joint replacements, and in retraining coordination of movement associated with various other pathologies. Athletes find it helpful in simulation of return to sporting activities, with replication of movement patterns and developing the quickness and coordination that will need to return at their highest competitive level.
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