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Ankle Rehab Services From Specialists in Louisville, KY

Ankle Rehab Louisville KY Overseeing the diagnosis, treatment, and rehab of ankle conditions is the specialty of John S. Lewis, Jr., MD, a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic physician at Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic who focuses on addressing foot and ankle disorders. As a member of our team, Dr. Lewis emphasizes personalized and compassionate care and leverages advanced techniques to achieve the best possible outcomes for his patients. Surgeries that Dr. Lewis routinely performs include ankle fracture repair, Achilles tendon repair, triple arthrodesis, and various other ankle procedures.

As a patient of Dr. Lewis, you’ll receive individualized guidance and support regarding your diagnosis and recovery plan, and you’ll always have a place to turn to find answers to any questions you may have. But, as a starting point, here’s a closer look at the ankle rehab process and what it usually entails.

What Does Ankle Rehab Involve?

The answer to this question will depend on the condition you are recovering from. For instance, the recovery process for an ankle sprain will likely be shorter and less involved than that of a complex ankle fracture. Whether or not the condition required surgery will also significantly impact the ankle rehab process.

No matter your condition or recovery plan, though, there’s a good chance you’ll be seen by one of our physical therapists at Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic. A physical therapist is a medical professional who is uniquely trained to help patients manage or recover from orthopedic conditions with gentle, strategic exercises and other nonsurgical techniques that strengthen and stabilize the ankle joint. Dr. Lewis collaborates with physical therapists to design individualized treatment and ankle rehab plans for each patient.

How to Promote Healing at Home

Apart from physical therapy, much of the ankle rehab process takes place at home. As a patient of Dr. Lewis, you can be assured that you’ll receive personalized guidance on how to promote joint healing while you’re away from our office. Some commonly recommended self-care measures include:

  • Rest – While too much inactivity can be detrimental to the rehab process, taking some time to get off your feet and rest is important. It’s also important to avoid high-impact and strenuous movements, like jumping and running.
  • Low-impact exercises and stretches – You’ll likely be provided with gentle and simple ankle exercises and stretches to help increase the joint’s range of motion and strength.
  • Orthotics – Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic provides custom ankle orthotics and other devices that can help protect your ankle joint and improve stability as you heal.

Schedule an Appointment Today

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Lewis regarding foot or ankle pain, contact Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic today. One of our professionals will be happy to assist you and answer any questions you may have about Dr. Lewis, our physical therapists, or our accepted insurances. For immediate assistance, be sure to ask us about our same- or next-day appointments as well as our orthopedic telemedicine services.

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Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic

4130 Dutchman's Lane,
Suite 300,Louisville 40207
(502) 897-1794

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3605 Northgate Court,
Suite 207,New Albany 47150
(812) 920-0408

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Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic
4130 Dutchman's Lane
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40207
Northgate Medical Center
3605 Northgate Court
Suite 207
New Albany, IN 47150