When it comes to orthopedics, joint and spine care, sports medicine and rehabilitation, the Cooley Dickinson Hospital Center for Human Motion offers comprehensive programs and specialty services.
At Cooley Dickinson, our goal is simple: to return our patients to normal function as quickly and safely as possible. To reach this goal, our medical professionals enlist a comprehensive, leading-edge approach to the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. Our talented team of medical professionals works with each patient and their primary care physician to develop a treatment plan specifically for that patient. By combining extensive clinical expertise with a compassionate, caring treatment philosophy, we have created a program known for its quality of care.
Our Joint Replacement Center continuum-of-care approach to joint surgery produces outstanding clinical and patient satisfaction results. This integrated process enables our clinical team to properly evaluate a patient's condition and prepare each patient, mentally and physically, for their procedure. Then we continuously monitor and manage their entire pre- and post-surgical performance and progress. This full-service solution, which integrates the patient's primary care physician and surgeon with a host of clinical professionals, is designed to return our patients to maximum function as quickly and safely as possible.
Eight of 10 Americans will experience a lifestyle-altering episode of back pain at some point in their lives. Ninety percent of single episodes of back pain become recurrent. While certain diseases and traumatic injury can cause back pain, research shows that the most common causes of back pain or injury are poor physical condition, poor posture, improper body mechanics and the prolonged repetitive use of incorrect bending or lifting techniques. At Cooley Dickinson, preventing and providing relief for back pain and spinal disorders is one of our specialties.
Rehabilitation is a comprehensive program designed not only to eliminate the deficits of an injury or musculoskeletal problem but also prevent it from returning. At Cooley Dickinson, we employ a variety of advanced techniques designed to restore normal strength, motion, flexibility and reduce pain as quickly and safely as possible. We specialize in the treatment of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular disorders.
At Cooley Dickinson Hospital, our philosophy is to provide all athletes —professional and recreational — with the same high-quality level of care. In addition to providing specialized assessment and treatment for sports-related injuries, our clinical team is also actively involved in educating our area's athletes, coaches and parents about injury prevention. We believe that educational programming is an integral factor to our success and by providing programs to the community that teach proper strength building, flexibility, conditioning, endurance and training techniques, we can help to minimize the risk of injury occurrence.
Hands and upper extremities are uniquely complex and include the joints, bones and muscles of the fingers, hand, wrist, arm, elbow and shoulder. Their intricate and mobile design coupled with the use and abuse sustained each day can make this region of the body highly susceptible to injury. Evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of the hand requires a particular skill set. Specialists at Cooley Dickinson are trained to diagnose and effectively treat these problems, as well as foot and ankle pain. We use a variety of state-of-the-art assessment and treatment tools to establish an accurate diagnosis quickly and develop an appropriate plan of care.
Our specialized team of Rehabilitation professionals is dedicated to helping you achieve your highest level of function and independence following an illness or injury at home. We help patients recovering from cardiac or orthopedic surgery, injuries, neurological disorders,and many other types of health problems. Our Rehabilitation services include physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language therapy.
Joint Replacement Center
30 Locust St., Northampton, MA,
380 Russell Street
30 Locust Street
21-B Elm Street
Big Y Plaza/College Highway
58 Old North Road
Cooley Dickinson Hospital • 30 Locust St. (Route 9), Northampton, Mass. • (413) 582-2000
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