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Rehabilitation Specialist

Kokoro Health & Wellness

Primary Care Providers located in Addison, Dallas, TX

The goal of rehabilitation medicine is to help restore quality of life and function in people who have experienced a physical impairment or disability. At Kokoro Health & Wellness in Dallas, Texas, Ronald Lester, MD, and Judith Erickson, MD, work with you to maximize your independence and improve your overall quality of life. If you or a loved one requires rehabilitation assistance, call the office to set up an appointment or use the online tool to schedule.

Rehabilitation Q&A

What is rehabilitation medicine?

Rehabilitation medicine uses cutting-edge and time-tested treatments to maximize function in people with a disability or injury related to the brain, nerves, muscles, and bones. Rehabilitation medicine is also helpful after a major surgery, like joint replacement or heart surgery.

The practice of rehabilitation medicine involves a multifaceted approach to help the patient restore their ability to work, function in the home, and complete everyday activities. Your provider wants you to experience the highest quality of life possible.

What does rehabilitation involve?

Rehabilitation medicine uses physical therapy and pain treatments to restore function. It’s a noninvasive, nonsurgical approach to recovery. The goal of rehabilitation is to help a patient function at the best levels possible, despite illness, surgery, or injury.

Your rehabilitation plan may include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Medication management
  • Injection therapies
  • Orthotics or bracing
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Care coordination among specialists
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Lifestyle recommendations

Your provider from Kokoro Health & Wellness sees you as a whole person when administering rehabilitation services. They look at your environment – both at home and at work – your social support, and your goals for function after recovery.

The goal of rehabilitation is to help you become as functional and pain free as possible while avoiding surgery and prolonged chronic pain.

What types of conditions benefit from rehabilitation?

The providers at Kokoro Health & Wellness may use rehabilitation strategies for patients with:

  • Back or neck pain
  • Knee pain
  • Joint pain
  • Pinched nerves
  • Herniated discs
  • Sports injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Cardiac conditions
  • Stroke
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Neuromuscular disorders

You benefit from rehabilitation services after a major surgery, too. You get care in the office to help you restore normal function. You can also benefit from in-home rehabilitation therapy and nursing services. 

For at-home rehab, a provider comes out to your home to help you arrange a home layout that works with your particular situation or limitations. These visits are particularly helpful for people who have trouble finding transportation to the office or who need more customized help during rehabilitation.

To learn more about rehabilitation services offered by Kokoro Health & Wellness, call today or use the online tool to set up your appointment.