Welcome to the Center for Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy at the Paley Institute. Here you will find information on physical therapy protocols, the Rehabilitation Department at the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute, pain management, videos on the most common therapy stretches, and psychological support programs.
Physical Therapy Protocols
Physical therapy is a critical component of Limb Lengthening and Deformity Correction treatment. Limb lengthening creates special demands and considerations for the patient’s rehabilitation. The goals of therapy are to maintain and increase range-of-motion of joints, promote muscle strengthening, help prevent contractures, and improve strength, mobility, and functional independence.
Rehabilitation at the Paley Institute
We have an on-site physical therapy department here at the Paley Institute that exclusively treats our patients. Dr. Paley or one of his physician’s assistants may recommend physical therapy as part of your treatment plan. The Paley Rehabilitation Department is conveniently located at 5325 Greenwood Ave Suite 101, West Palm Beach, FL 33407 (on the campus of St. Mary's). For all lengthening patients, Dr. Paley requires them to stay in West Palm Beach throughout the lengthening phase and receive daily physical therapy, 5 days per week, at the Paley Institute’s Rehabilitation Department. For any questions or additional information, you can contact the Rehab Department directly at 561.844.7878.
Limb Lengthening Surgery Therapy & Rehabilitation
Pain Management Techniques
Physical therapy during lengthening can be physically demanding on the patient and emotionally demanding on their families. Some of these techniques can help ensure a smoother process during therapy with a young child.
Patient Care Guides
Check out our Patient Care Guides for information on Pin Care, External Fixator Management, and caring for your child in a Spica Cast.
Read our Patient Stories and see how limb lengthening at the Paley Institute changed their lives!