Services At KCOI Rehabilitation Centers

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.
Our Performing Arts Medicine program specializes in preventing future injuries and enhancing each performer’s potential. We have extensive experience rehabilitating recreational, pre-professional, and professional performers.
Our dedicated therapists work closely with all involved parties to ensure appropriate case management, cost containment and successful return to work. We have a variety of services that address the needs of the injured worker:hand therapy, vestibular therapy, work conditioning, individualized treatment plans, FCE’s, POETs.
Dry needling is a skilled intervention performed by a licensed physical therapist that uses a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and release underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular, and connective tissues for the management of pain and movement impairments. Dry needling is a technique used to treat dysfunctions in skeletal muscle, fascia, and connective tissue, and diminish persistent peripheral nociceptive input, and reduce or restore impairments of body structure and function leading to improved activity and participation.
Personalized Blood Flow Restriction (PBFR) training is used primarily for rapid increase of strength and hypertrophy (increased size of muscle tissue). To learn more about PBFR, the approved Personalized Tourniquet System device we purchased and to see where our clinicians received training, please click here.

The Alter-G anti-gravity treadmill allows us to have you bear weight, walk, or run at less than full body weight, making it less painful and easier to return you to your previous level of function. For more info, click here.

Aquatic therapy offers the perfect solution to begin active treatment. The natural buoyancy of water reduces stress on the body and helps patients exercise easier with less pain. Plus, the natural pressure of water reduces joint and soft tissue swelling and provides enough resistance to strengthen muscles.
There is an old saying that “You need to get into shape to play sports, not play sports to get into shape”. We believe that there is a lot of wisdom in that statement. Without proper sports conditioning, sustaining a sports injury becomes more probable than possible. If you are considering actively participating in any type of sport, competitive or recreational, we encourage you to contact us today to learn about our sports conditioning programs.
Pilates is a system of exercises that conditions the whole body through low-impact flexibility and muscular strength and endurance movements. Pilates transforms the way your body looks, feels and performs due to its focus on proper body alignment, posture and proprioception (mind and body awareness). It centers the body with breathing awareness while maintaining dynamic stabilization. We also offer yoga for all levels and abilities. We welcome everyone who would like to reap the mental and physical benefits of yoga to reduce stress and improve your overall quality of life. We also offer Barre classes for all levels of movers. The heart of our training is to increase body awareness and control while improving flexibility, stability and strength. These classes are all intended to improve mind and body endurance, evaluate weaknesses, and increase your overall peak performance.

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At KCOI the health of our patients and staff is paramount.

Designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19, you will be asked to follow these guidelines when visiting our hospitals and clinics:

Sanitize Hands
Mask Requirement
Symptom Check
01/15/2023: PLEASE NOTE THAT MASKS ARE STILL REQUIRED FOR ALL STAFF, PATIENTS & VISITORS IN HEALTHCARE FACILITIES. Please exchange any cloth masks, gaiters, bandanas, masks with valves or vents, face shields or sheer/mesh masks with a hospital grade mask.  These are available at each entrance.  Thank you for your compliance. 
KCOI Hospital and Physical/Occupational Therapy Visitor Policy:

Physician Clinics and Hospital Outpatient Departments and Physical/Occupational Therapy Locations – One person (and a healthcare associate if indicated) may accompany the patient to the clinic.

Hospital Surgery Patients – One person may accompany the patient to the Pre-Operative area on admission and until they are taken back to the Surgery suite. The family or companion will then be escorted to the surgery waiting area.

  • Outpatient Surgery Patients – The family or companion will be notified to return to Post-Operative area to receive outpatient discharge instructions just prior to patient discharge.
  • Inpatient Surgery Patients – The family or companion will be notified when they may visit with Patient in the Inpatient Unit after recovery. Visitors to the Inpatient Unit are not restricted unless medically indicated.

Hospital Surgery Waiting Room – The hospital waiting room on the second floor has been reopened and due to space we ask that one visitor per patient may remain in the waiting room while the patient is in ISS, surgery or recovery.

Exceptions may be made for legal or special need such as:  Accompanying a minor (one parent/guardian), Assisting patients with cognitive or communication needs, Wheelchair assistance, Work comp Nurses.

Please note the above policies are subject to change pending public health recommendations.