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Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy

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.

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 CareExternal Fixator Management, and caring for your child in a Spica Cast.

Patient Stories

Read our Patient Stories and see how limb lengthening at the Paley Institute changed their lives!

Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation - Paley Institute

Join Our Intensives Rehab Therapy Session

The rehabilitation team at Paley Institute is excited to offer an intensive, two-week therapy opportunity for patients to work 2-3 hours per day with a team of physical therapists, occupational therapists with consultation opportunities available with the orthotist and child life specialist. Therapy will be individualized to the patient who, with their family, will be asked to identify functional goals which will be addressed to promote an improvement in skills and independence. At our clinic, we offer spinal electrical stimulation, whole body vibration with the Galileo System, LiteGait and Alter-G partial body weight support systems, splinting and constraint-induced therapy, ASTYM (soft tissue system/tools) and specially trained and highly experienced therapists with a passion for what they do.

Next Session: April 8 - 19, 2024 (Focus towards patients with Cerebral Palsy)

Upcoming Sessions: September 9 - 20, 2024 (Focus towards patients with Arthrogryposis)

Group Sessions Limited to Maximum of 6 Children

For more information on this program or to register, please contact Rebecca Clinard

* Registrations must be received 30 days prior to the start date for enrollment consideration

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