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Clinical Outcomes for Orthopedic Patients at Casa Colina

Improved Physical Abilities Following Joint Replacement

Patients experience significant improvements in their physical abilities, including their ability to walk, stand and accomplish activities of daily living.

Patients who have had a total joint replacement (hip and knee) report significant improvement in their functional abilities, which promotes increased independence.

These improvements in functional abilities take place after an average of 18 therapy visits for Total Knee Replacement (TKR) patients and 13 outpatient visits for Total Knee Hip (THR) patients.


Range 0-64
(
Using the Lower Extremity Functional Scale (LEFS) data was collected between 1/2010 – 9/2012; sample size for THR = 62, for TKR = 114)

Reduced Disability in Patients with Shoulder Pain

Patients experience significant improvement in their physical abilities as it pertains to their quality of life.

Patients with shoulder pain report a significant decrease in disability following physical therapy.

This significant decrease in disability occurs following an average of 12 outpatient therapy visits.


Range 0-100
(Using the Disability of the ARM, Shoulder, and Hand Questionnaire (DASH)
data was collected between 1/2010
– 9/2012; sample size = 83)


Low Back Pain and Disability

Patients receiving land or pool therapy for low back pain decreased pain by 40% after an average of 10 -13 outpatient visits.

After receiving pool and/or land therapy, patients' self reported level of disability decreases by 23%.

Pool therapy may be more effective for individuals with higher levels of pain at admission.

(Data collected between 1/2010 – 9/2012; sample size for = 193)

Low Back Pain Walking Speed

Following outpatient physical therapy, walking speed improved by 24%.

The majority of LBP patients (60%) receive land based therapy (n=115), 20% receive aquatic based therapy (n=39) and another 20% receive both land and aquatic therapies (n=39).

(Data collected between 1/2010 – 9/2012; sample size for = 193)