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Back in Action Center

Clinical Services | Referrals

Touro’s Back in Action Center provides comprehensive physical and occupational therapy services, as well as case management for patients with orthopedic diagnoses.

Population served:
The Back in Action Center provides services to adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients. Frequently treated diagnoses include:
  • Bursitis - shoulder, hip, and knee
  • Conservative management of soft tissue sprains and strains
  • Dysfunctions of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine
  • Hand therapy/splinting
  • Headaches 
  • Joint replacements - shoulder, hip, and knee
  • Lymphedema
  • Orthopedic traumas including fractures and dislocations
  • Shoulder - conservative and post-operative rehabilitation 
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Sciatica 
  • Tendonitis/tendonosis
  • TMJ dysfunction
  • Balance and vestibular disorders

Clinical services include:

  • Skilled physical therapy and occupational therapy services which include therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, modalities (heat, ice, ultrasound, traction, electrical stimulation), patient/family education, functional training, including activities of daily living, postural and body mechanics training, activity pacing, splinting, assessment of adaptive equipment needs, home/work environment modification, and relaxation training.
  • Therapy of the spine (McKenzie method) with 2 McKenzie certified therapists for mechanical diagnoses.
  • Aquatic therapy: Following an illness, injury, or surgery, a patient’s pain level or inability to bear weight on an injured area may make exercising in water more tolerable than on land. Water supports the body, reduces joint stress, and provides resistance and assistance to movement. Patients can improve mobility, strength, and function during the healing process through an aquatic exercise program. The Back in Action Center has a large heated pool available for patients, including a lift chair for those who can not easily negotiate the stairs to get into the pool.
  • Lymphedema Treatment Program: This program benefits those who have developed swelling and/or fibrosis (tissue hardening) in upper and/or lower extremities most commonly occurring after surgery or radiation for cancer treatment.
  • Therapeutic Wellness Program is a multidisciplinary program, including physical and occupational therapy, which offers preventative treatment targeting chronic conditions, such as pain disorders, headaches, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, and cancer. This program is short-term with limited sessions. The focus is personalized and may include:
    • maintaining or increasing current functional level.
    • prevention-focused education.
    • restorative yoga and meditation.
    • adaptation to disability and lifestyle adjustment.
    • developing an individualized fitness program that is patient directed.
Referral Process
Patients require a prescription or referral from a Louisiana licensed physician, podiatrist, or dentist. Prescriptions and patient information can be faxed to (504) 897-7041 or called into the case manager at (504) 897-8188.
Touro Rehab Back in Action Center
3450 Chestnut Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone number: (504) 897-8157
Fax number: (504) 897-7041
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
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Touro Infirmary, 1401 Foucher Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70115
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