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Back in Action Center
Touro’s Back in Action Center provides comprehensive physical and occupational therapy services, as well as case management for patients with orthopedic diagnoses.
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
Joint replacements - shoulder, hip, and knee
Orthopedic traumas including fractures and dislocations
Shoulder - conservative and post-operative rehabilitation
Sacroiliac joint 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.
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
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am to 5:00 pm