July 2018–June 2019

At Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, we treat a wide range of orthopaedic conditions, including bilateral joint replacements, fractures, and other injuries. Services are designed to build strength and endurance, restore functional mobility, improve performance of daily activities, and manage pain. We provide a continuum of care, including acute inpatient programs, outpatient services, Orthopaedic Day Program, community re-entry services and support groups. Our comprehensive program of care ensures our patients receive the most appropriate treatment based on their injury and their personal needs.

Our patients receive a minimum of three hours of combined physical and occupational therapy at least five out of seven days. Additional services, such as higher intensity physical and occupational therapy, speech pathology, psychology, cognitive retraining, recreational therapy and other services are provided based on our assessment of each patient’s individual needs.

For more information about this report or the Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Program, please call 484.596.5400.



327 patients

Average age

66.3 years old

Number of adolescents


Adolescents age range

15–16 years old

Average length of stay

10.9 days


Functional outcomes

On admission, patients in our Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Program need moderate assistance to complete activities of daily living, including getting dressed, walking and getting in and out of bed. This means they can complete about one-half of the tasks on their own.

On average, patients discharged from the Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Program function as a supervision level. They can complete all of the physical work involved in daily tasks, but need assistive devices to complete the tasks.

Functional improvement

Result: Patients achieve overall functional improvement in our program.

Levels of FIM scoring:
126 –          Independent
108–125 –  Modified independent
90–107 –    Supervision
72–89 –      Minimal assistance
54–71 –      Moderate assistance
36–53 –      Maximal assistance
under 36 –  Dependent


Most patients who receive intensive, inpatient therapy as part of our comprehensive Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Program are admitted from an acute care hospital. Prior to their injury or illness, most individuals were living at home and were employed, in school or retired.

Following discharge from Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, 82.6 percent of our patients were able to return home; 13.8 percent required ongoing care at a skilled nursing facility; and 3.7 percent were re-admitted to an acute care hospital due to complications.

Patient satisfaction

The primary focus of our Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Program is to provide the highest quality, personalized clinical patient care. There are many factors that contribute to success, including our outstanding clinical care team of physicians, nurses and therapists, as well as a calming, healing environment.