Rehabilitation Services

You can lose strength and stamina when you spend extended time in a hospital setting.  Rehabilitation can help you regain function and return home as quickly as your recovery allows. 

Our therapists are trained in the latest techniques and develop a customized, comprehensive plan specifically with your abilities in mind.  Our hospitals offer well-equipped rehabilitation gyms and activity rooms, or you may receive rehabilitation services bedside.

Your team may include a physical, occupational and/or speech therapist. Some of the services we provide are:

Physical Therapy

  • Endurance training
  • Gait training
  • Strengthening program
  • Range of motion exercises
  • Upright posture orientation

Occupational Therapy

  • Increased ability in daily activities

Speech Therapy

  • Cognition enhancement
  • Communication
  • Swallow assessment/training
  • Video swallows
  • Passy-Muir valve training
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Group and individual therapy sessions

Rehabilitation Services

Our hospital works in partnership with RehabCare, a premier rehabilitation services provider, who specialize in providing rehabilitation to medically complex patients. RehabCare employs highly skilled therapists who are specially trained to meet the needs of our unique patients.

Our customized, interdisciplinary approach is unmatched, and we encourage all patients to participate in therapy within the rehab gyms – even if they are on mechanical ventilation. We believe that when you are out of your room and moving, it helps both the physical and emotional healing process.

You may benefit from skilled and experienced clinicians, including physical, occupational and speech therapists. We provide specialized assessments and innovative therapy techniques as well as individualized treatment based your abilities and goals.

For patients who are not yet ready for gym rehab, our therapy staff provides comprehensive bedside treatment. In addition, we employ restorative aides to assist with range of motion, out-of-bed transfers, positioning, splinting and much more. Restorative aides work closely with the rehab staff to make the transition to therapy as smooth as possible.

Cardiac

Cardiac rehabilitation/secondary prevention programs are recognized as integral to the comprehensive care of patients with cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disorders are the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in the industrialized world, accounting for almost 50% of all deaths annually. In the United States, over 14 million persons suffer from some form of coronary artery disease (CAD) or its complications including congestive heart failure (CHF), angina, and arrhythmias.

Pulmonary

For many pulmonary patients, each breath is an effort, often causing anxiety, which results in further shortness of breath, increased heart rate, muscle tension and sometimes the feeling of panic; this cyclical pattern can negatively affect all aspects of life. Our team helps break this cycle through the development of an individually designed plan of pulmonary care supported by highly skilled and knowledgeable therapists.

Falls and Restraint Management

Our falls and restraint management therapy focuses on the injury-causing event and the environment in which you live and assesses your medical, physical, cognitive and emotional condition. As a team, we implement a comprehensive plan of care, which may include improving strength, mobility and balance to prevent future falls and reducing restraints.

Pain Management

Persistent pain is a debilitating presence that affects your ability to perform normal activities of daily living. We can help manage these symptoms through many approaches, including electromodalities, manual therapy techniques, joint range of motion and mobility and strengthening exercises.

Positioning

We are dedicated to ensuring that you are positioned, throughout the day and evening, in optimal postural alignment to provide comfort and facilitate the highest level of function, mobility, and skin condition. 

Wound Care

Our therapists work with the interdisciplinary team to ensure you are receiving additional medical services to facilitate the healing process. Your wound(s) are evaluated by a rehab professional and appropriate treatment interventions are implemented, including: electromodalities, pulsed lavage (hydrotherapy), mobility training, compression, pressure relief/redistribution and proper positioning. 

Cognition

We follow a flexible, “real world” experiences model to address the diverse attention, concentration and memory needs of our patients. Our rehabilitation professionals build individualized care plans for each patient and work with you and your loved ones to educate everyone on cognitive exercises, memory compensation techniques and follow-up care.

Dementia

We pride ourselves on our therapists’ clinical expertise and understanding of the brain’s response to multimodality cueing systems, structure, repetition and environmental modifications. Our therapists guide you through activities that increase cognitive independence in activities of daily living, help patients and caregivers better manage cognitive and memory difficulties, and facilitate maintaining the highest possible level of function. 

Neurological Rehabilitation

Our physical and occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists are trained in state of the art neurological assessment and treatment techniques and best practices to allow for optimum recovery and quality of life for patients with stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and progressive neurological diseases such as dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, and multiple sclerosis. 

Medically Complex

Our patients come to us with medical diagnoses such as diabetes, COPD and cardiovascular disease. These diagnoses may directly affect recovery times and return to function. We can help manage these symptoms through many approaches, including interdisciplinary evaluation and care planning, integration of medical diagnoses with treatment planning and intervention and close monitoring of vital signs.

Gait

Our gait therapy provides training that facilitates the understanding of the vestibular system and its functions, vestibular rehab and documenting the skilled components of gait training including abnormalities of gait, gait assessment, gait CPT codes, and review of the Gait Fix It Now Checklist.

Dysphagia (Swallowing Disorders)

A speech therapist, trained in the evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders, improves quality of life by identifying appropriate diet consistency for safe eating, strengthening the swallowing mechanism and decreasing the potential for aspiration. We can help manage these symptoms through many approaches, including: swallowing studies, feeding skills, oral motor skills and compensatory strategies.

VitalStim®

VitalStim® Therapy is a noninvasive therapy that uses an electrical current to stimulate the muscles responsible for swallowing while trained specialists help patients reeducate the muscles with special exercises.