Custom Treatment Plans Can Help Speed Recovery (WATCH)
When we are hurt or recovering from an injury, we often turn to our doctors for the best treatment plans. Dr. Shailen Woods, with Rothman Orthopaedics, reminds us that there are options to rehabilitate our injuries either after or instead of surgery.
Dr. Woods is a physiatrist, a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Her main goal is to restore function through physical therapy, medication, and injections. When working with her patients, Dr. Woods takes into account their age, function before they were injured, and many other factors. She then uses this information to create the perfect rehabilitation plan for their patients, with an emphasis on exercise.
Dr. Woods emphasizes that a patient's participation in recovery plays a key role in how fast and how well they can rehab after an injury. She explains more on Living Well with Robin Stoloff.