Inpatient rehabilitation treatments

​Before your care begins, we work with you and your family to complete a comprehensive evaluation, establish realistic rehabilitation goals and develop a discharge plan. All patients are under daily supervision by a physician specially trained in rehabilitative medicine and have around-the-clock rehabilitation nursing care.  

Physical therapy 

Physical therapy focuses on restoring function, managing pain and increasing coordination, stability, strength and endurance through the use of therapeutic exercises and rehab procedures. Our goal with physical therapy is to prevent, correct or relieve a disability and improve function. 

Physical therapy treatments may include: 

  • Balance activities 

  • Coordination activities 

  • Family training 

  • Gait training 

  • Neuromuscular techniques 

  • Physical measures such as muscle stimulation 

  • Therapeutic exercise 

  • Transfer training 

  • Use of assistive devices 

Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy helps patients regain daily function and self-care skills so they can participate in everyday activities in the home, school, workplace, community and other settings. Whenever possible, the ultimate goal is to return the patient to the level of function they had before the onset of symptoms. 

Occupational therapy treatments may include: 

  • Activities to establish or restore daily living skills or compensatory techniques 

  • Assessment and treatment for visual impairment 

  • Design, fabrication and application of a splint 

  • Family training 

  • Perception, cognition, and psychosocial treatment 

  • Procedures to promote and enhance safety 

  • Sensory motor integration program 

  • Wheelchair management 

Speech and language therapy 

Speech and language therapy is used to evaluate and treat speech-language, communication, cognitive and swallowing disorders. After a stroke, traumatic brain injury or neurological disorder, these skills may be affected and specific therapy to regain these skills is necessary. The goal is to maximize abilities in eating, drinking, communication and cognition. 

This therapy may include a swallowing evaluation done at the bedside or in the X-ray department. Treatment may include diet modification, oral motor exercise, and training in techniques used to compensate for a deficit, weakness or injury. 

Restorative dining is available for therapeutic assistance during meals. We also offer specialized assessment including a modified barium swallow study, communication and cognition evaluation, and treatment of speech, language and cognitive function. 

Therapy may also include: 

  • Activities to improve intelligibility, comprehension, verbal expression, reading, writing, memory, attention, planning and organization 

  • Community re-entry training matched to the individual’s needs

  • Group settings therapy sessions

  • Individual therapy sessions 

  • Oral motor exercise

Therapeutic recreation 

Our robust therapeutic recreation program uses leisure services to treat, educate and improve quality of life for people recovering from the physical, mental and social limitations. 

The goals of therapeutic recreation are to:

  • Encourage socialization

  • Facilitate the development, maintenance and demonstration of an appropriate leisure lifestyle

  • Provide an avenue for interdisciplinary goal attainment. 

  • While we understand rehabilitation is hard work, it’s important to have some fun. 

Therapeutic recreation services may include: 

  • Community reintegration—a multi-discipline program that takes a patient outside the walls of the hospital and allows them the opportunity to use what they have learned in treatment to a real world setting. 

  • Individual therapy—one-on-one treatment with a therapist.

  • Peer counseling—helps with the overall healing process of our patients who are recovering from stroke or loss of limb. In this program former stroke and loss of limb patients return as volunteers to meet with patients and families to provide support and information that will help ease their minds as they face a journey filled with questions. 

  • Socialization—involves group activities, support groups, community outings and more. These offer patients the opportunity to reengage in past leisure activities, develop new leisure skills and meet new people. Studies show that people who engage in meaningful activities live longer and are generally healthier than those who are more isolated. 

Support services 

For many patients, the road to recovery goes beyond the physical rehabilitation. We offer supportive services to aid in the recovery process, including: 

  • Nurse case management 

  • Nutrition counseling 

  • Psychological counseling 

  • Social work