Orthopaedic Rehabilitation

Inpatient Rehabilitation

The Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Program at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, D.C. offers inpatient services that focus on restoring a patient’s highest level of function. A hallmark of the program is early intervention following injury or surgery, which helps ensure a speedier and more positive recovery. 

We treat individuals with a variety of conditions, including: 

  • Amputation (learn more about Amputee Services)
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer surgery
  • Hip fracture surgery
  • Joint replacement surgery
  • Multiple orthopaedic traumas

Before discharging a patient, we will recommend services the patient will need in order to transition to the next level of care. This might include Outpatient Services through the MedStar Health Physical Therapy. We also offer access to skilled nursing facilities and home care through the MedStar Health Home Care. Our job is to build a roadmap for your recovery — and to support you along the journey as you rebuild your life.

Program Highlights

  • Specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation, orthopaedic surgery, internal medicine, and rheumatology manage the patient’s care.
  • The program uses the most technologically advanced diagnostic and therapeutic equipment.
  • Prostheses and orthotics are manufactured and fitted onsite.
  • Other services include skin care, aquatic therapy, pain management, and work-related assistance.
  • Our Arm Amputee Program addresses the specific physical, psychosocial, and functional needs of people who have suffered arm loss.
  • Our engineers can create adaptive equipment to assist in activities of daily living and recreation.
  • Walking therapy using the robotic ZeroG Support System is available.

Program Outcomes

To learn more about our program outcomes, please click here


Outpatient Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Services

We offer outpatient services for individuals who have had amputation, hip fracture, joint replacement or cancer surgery. We also treat a wide range of foot and ankle conditions, including arthritis, bursitis, and plantar fasciitis as well as common strains and sprains.

Services are managed by board-certified specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation, orthopaedic surgery, internal medicine, and rheumatology. These include:

  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Skin care management
  • Hydrotherapy
  • On-site manufacturing and fitting of prostheses and orthoses
  • Prosthetics and orthotics clinic
  • Manual Therapy
  • Pain management
  • Provision of durable medical equipment and assistive technology
  • Patient and family education
  • Work-related services
  • Environmental restructuring
  • Supportive psychotherapy and counseling
  • Vocational evaluation and counseling
  • Continued care planning

MedStar National Rehabilitation Network and MedStar Orthopaedic Institute are committed to help patients just like you. Our doctors, nurses, and rehabilitation specialists work with the latest technology to provide complete care from diagnosis, treatment and surgery to recovery and rehabilitation. Learn more about orthopaedic rehabilitation in MedStar Orthopaedic Institute

For assistance with getting back to work after your injury or illness, we can help link you with your state vocational rehabilitation agency.

More Information

Learn more about Inpatient Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Program at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, please call


Learn more about our Outpatient Orthopaedic Rehabilitation locations.

Our Specialists

  • Robert Bunning, MD
    Clinical Director - Orthopaedic Program
  • Kathryn Inglefield, CRRN
    Co-Director - Orthopaedic Program