At Texas Orthopedic Hospital, we understand the important role rehabilitation plays in our patients' short- and long-term recoveries. Our staff of professional, fully-licensed physical therapists, occupational therapists and physical therapist assistants employ the full range of rehabilitation therapies to help you regain daily function, strength, balance and mobility in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Whether you need pre- or post-surgery, acute or chronic rehabilitation or sports-injury recuperation, we will help you return to your maximum functional level.

Inpatient Physical Therapy

If you are receiving one of the following surgeries, your doctor may request a therapist to come begin your rehabilitation process before you even leave the hospital:

  • Ankle/foot surgeries
  • External and internal fixators
  • Outpatient procedures
  • Shoulder surgeries
  • Spine surgery
  • Total joint replacement

Our licensed physical therapists and physical therapist assistants will meet with you for one-on-one care, and give you and your support system the confidence you need to take your first steps towards rehabilitation, including:

  • Early post-surgical mobility; usually day of surgery
  • Bed mobility and transfer training
  • Gait analysis for safety and deviation correction
  • Assistive device training
  • Exercises to promote flexibility and strengthening
  • Stair and curb training
  • Safety guidelines to follow after discharge
  • Wheelchair assessments
  • Home safety assessment
  • Family training
  • Recommendation for aftercare for safety and progression
  • Assessment for specialty bracing, such as back braces, AFO'S

Our inpatient therapists have an average of 15 years of experience, and we have several multi-lingual clinicians speaking Spanish, French, Arabic, Hindi/Urdu, and Gujarati.

Outpatient Physical Therapy

In our 10,000-square-foot outpatient rehabilitation center, located on the first floor of Texas Orthopedic Hospital, we provide care for numerous orthopedic diagnoses, non-surgical and surgical:

  • Ankle and foot injuries
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Bursitis
  • Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)
  • Fractures
  • Frozen shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Lateral cruciate ligament (LCL) injuries
  • Medial cruciate ligament (MCL) injuries
  • Muscle strains
  • Neck pain
  • Nerve pain (Radiculopathies)
  • Outpatient prosthetic training
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Sacroiliac joint pain/dysfunction
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Tendinopathies
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Total joint replacements

When attending outpatient physical therapy at Texas Orthopedic Hospital, you can expect to be treated one-on-one by our licensed therapists who have varying specialties and certifications, including:

  • APTA Recognized for Proficiency in Aquatics or Orthopedics
  • Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist
  • Cupping
  • Dry needling
  • Fellow of American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT)
  • Functional Movement Techniques (FMT)
  • Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)
  • Kinesio Taping
  • Orthopedic Specialist Certification (OCS)
  • Rock Tape

On average, our outpatient therapists have about 10 years of experience. We also have multi-lingual therapists speaking Spanish, Hindi/Urdu, and Malayalam. Our outpatient therapists will use a combination of different evidence based treatments, exercises and modalities to help you reach your goals, and educate you on how to become independent with your individualized treatment plan to continue well beyond your time at rehabilitation.

Direct Access for Physical Therapy

As of September 2019, physical therapists in the state of Texas have been given the ability through the state legislature to see patients directly without a physician’s referral for 10 to 15 days; this is called Partial Direct Access. Our outpatient physical therapists are willing and ready to evaluate you without a physician’s referral, and will refer you to seek a physician’s care, if found necessary. See form below for more details:

Physical Therapy Treatment without Referral Disclosure Form 

Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic therapy is a valuable treatment option for patients who find land-based therapies difficult/painful or have weight bearing restrictions. Aquatic therapy may also be used to in conjunction with your land based interventions. Working in the water can help enhance the healing process, as it reduces stress placed on joints and injured soft tissues during rehabilitation exercises due to the buoyancy properties of water.

The rehabilitation center at Texas Orthopedic Hospital is home to an on-site, specially-designed, multi-depth therapeutic pool. Our certified aquatic therapists perform a wide range of manual treatments in the water, utilizing hydrotherapy equipment designed to facilitate recovery while easing pressure on joints and muscles. A chair lift is available for patients requiring assistance in/out of pool, up to 400 pounds. The benefits of aquatic therapy include:

  • Properties of hydrostatic pressure may decrease swelling of extremities and facilitate circulation
  • The ability to optimize spinal alignment, weight bearing through lower extremities, and to facilitate appropriate muscle activation so patients can progress towards their goals
  • The buoyancy properties of the water can assist with range of motion or can be used for strength training
  • Therapists can provide and/or utilize buoyancy equipment and turbulence to address balance deficits

Our aquatic therapists work one-on-one to ensure that each person who attends an aquatic therapy session at Texas Orthopedic Hospital feels comfortable, even if you are not the best of swimmers.

Occupational Therapy

The occupational therapy staff at Texas Orthopedic Hospital focus on rehabilitation related to impairments of the upper extremity, specifically the hand, wrist, and elbow.

Commonly treated conditions include:

  • Arthritis
  • Dupuytren’s contractures
  • Fractures/Dislocations
  • Nerve injuries
  • Post-surgery recovery
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
  • Tendon/Ligament Trauma
  • Trauma/Cumulative Trauma
  • Work & Sports related injuries
  • Treatment may include:

    • Therapeutic exercise to regain range of motion and strength
    • Modalities to reduce pain
    • Custom orthotic fabrication/fitting
    • Training in activities of daily living/assistive devices
    • Specialized home exercise programs

    Our licensed occupational therapists at Texas Orthopedic Hospital strive to help each patient return to regular daily activities as soon as possible. Patients receive one-on-one individualized care and treatment plans in accordance with his/her physician’s orders to ensure the best favorable outcomes.


    Awards & Recognition


    Patient Satisfaction

    • Top 5% in the Nation as measured by Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS)

    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

    • Hospital Compare program five-star rating (2016-2017) in both quality and service

    Healthgrades

    • Best Specialty
      • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement (2016-2017)
    • Patient Safety
      • Patient Safety Excellence Award (2013-2019)
      • Top 5% in the Nation for Patient Safety for 7 years in a row (2013-2019)
      • Top 10% in the Nation for Patient Safety for 6 years in a row (2013-2018)

    Becker's Hospital Review

    • 100 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs

    Modern Healthcare

    • "Top 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare" (2012-2019)