Physical and occupational therapy

Physical & Occupational Therapy

Inpatient & Outpatient Rehabilitation Services

Rehabilitation services, such as physical therapy and occupational therapy, provide effective treatment for many orthopedic conditions and play an important part in injury prevention, nonsurgical treatment and post-op recovery. Our staff at Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute includes highly skilled and specially certified therapists who offer the following inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services (click on a topic below to learn more):

Physical therapists help restore movement through therapeutic exercise, manual therapy and functional training.
Occupational therapists apply their specific knowledge to enable people to engage in activities of daily living that have personal meaning and value through therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations).
Hand therapy (performed by certified hand therapists or CHTs) is the art and science of rehabilitation of the upper limbs, including hand and wrist as well as elbows and shoulder girdles. It is a merging of physical and occupational therapy theory and practice that combines comprehensive knowledge of the structure of the upper limb with function and activity.
Manual therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy in which therapists place pressure on muscle tissue and manipulate joints by using their hands to apply condition-specific placement, force and techniques.
Astym® treatment is a regenerative therapy provided by specially trained and certified physical and occupational therapists. Instruments are applied on top of the skin to locate dysfunctional (unhealthy) soft tissue and transfer pressure and shear forces to the underlying soft tissue structures.
Rehabilitative taping, including Kinesio Taping®, promotes natural healing without restricting range of motion.
Work conditioning uses strengthening and conditioning tasks to restore function, alter mechanics to prevent re-injury, and correct endurance deficiencies for your successful return to work.
FCEs measure physical abilities before, during and after rehabilitation to modify treatment or assess the patient’s ability to perform job-specific activities.
Corrective exercise techniques address muscular imbalances and faulty movements that can lead to or result from orthopedic injuries, including sports injuries.
Fabricated by our occupational therapists, a custom splint is individually molded for a specific patient to support a weak or injured body part, or to restrict or protect an injured body part.

One-on-One Therapy Sessions

To provide highly attentive, personalized care, all our rehab therapy sessions are conducted one-on-one between the patient and the physical or occupational therapist. While some other hospitals and providers offer group sessions managed by physical therapy assistants (PTAs), certified occupational therapy assistants (COTAs) or athletic trainers, our team includes only fully licensed and registered therapists who work with patients individually to ensure the expert level of care every patient deserves.

Advanced Training & Certifications

Our rehab therapy team includes board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialists (OCS), and all our occupational therapists are Certified Hand Therapists (CHTs). Additionally, many of our physical and occupational therapists have advanced training and certifications in manual therapy, Astym® treatment, Kinesio Taping®, Sportsmetrics™ (a type of ACL injury prevention program), work conditioning and sports medicine.

We create a personalized treatment plan and home exercise program for every rehab therapy patient, taking into account your previous injuries, strengths and weaknesses to get you back to your daily activities as quickly and efficiently as possible. Our therapists will map out a plan to help you:

  • Regain mobility
  • Improve function and range of motion
  • Increase strength
  • Improve balance and coordination
  • Prevent future injuries
  • Relieve pain

The outpatient rehabilitation center at Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute is open Monday-Friday, 6:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. You do not need a physician referral to see one of our physical therapist (however, if you are already under the care of a physician, please obtain a referral prior to therapy).

New patients: for an appointment or more information, please call us at 913-319-7633.
Established patients: please call us at 913-253-8980 or send us a fax at 913-253-1760.