We offer a wide variety of unique specialty services to help facilitate the recovery for both inpatients and outpatients.
- The Wasserman Gait Laboratory:
Specializing in treatment strategies for patients with orthopedic or neuromuscular conditions, the Wasserman Gait Laboratory conducts biomechanical assessment of walking disorders for the purpose of achieving improved clinical treatment planning and outcomes.
- Foot orthotics evaluation and fitting:
We offer therapists specializing in foot orthotics evaluation and fitting. Based on biomechanical evaluation of your lower leg and foot, these therapists will make orthotic recommendations, take a mold of your foot, and then fit the custom orthotic when it arrives.
- ASTYM therapy:
The RIAO Rehabilitation Team features therapists trained and certified in the ASTYM method. It is a fast, noninvasive technique that rejuvenates muscles, tendons and ligaments and resolves scar tissue problems that may form after surgery. This technique is supported by years of published research.
- Anti-gravity ALTER-G treadmill:
This treadmill supports weight as a person walks or runs, enabling our patients to exercise sooner, even while still under weight-bearing restrictions. It helps build strength and range of motion more quickly and accelerates the rehabilitation process for the patient.
For a demonstration of the ALTER-G, watch the video below:
- Customized, dynamic bracing technique:
The RIAO Rehabilitation Team develops innovative devices to stretch your knee, ankle or elbow. They have been successfully applied to more than 2,500 patients. These unique solutions are only available through our therapy program.
- Aquatic therapy:
Aquatic therapy is one of the wonderful assets of the RIAO rehabilitation center. In the hydrotherapy pool, the unique properties of water allow those children who are non-weight bearing, or who have limited mobility of their limbs, to stand, walk, swim and play in a virtually weightless environment. The warm water helps relax and loosen the child’s muscles to allow for more efficient bone lengthening.