Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation Services
Therapy in the hospital setting
If you have been admitted to the hospital, you may need therapy to return to your previous level of function. Inpatient acute care rehabilitation services provides physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech pathology services to patients of all ages and of all diagnoses.
Physical therapists are experts in restoration of physical function and mobility. Our physical therapists evaluate your condition and design a treatment program to help restore your physical health after an injury or disease. The goals of physical therapy are to minimize pain, restore function, and promote adaptation to improve your quality of life.
Common Conditions Requiring Physical Therapy:
Occupational therapists are experts in the analysis of activities of daily living. Our occupational therapists work with you to maximize your independence with everyday activities including self-care, home making and work. The goals of occupational therapy are to facilitate your return to the most independent setting possible, and to enhance your quality of life through the use of teaching, adaptive equipment training, and direct practice of common daily tasks.
Common Conditions Requiring Occupational Therapy:
Patients admitted to the hospital for treatment of their medical condition may also exhibit swallowing and communication impairments. These disorders are often identified by the patient’s nurse or physician. Speech pathology services for evaluation and treatment are subsequently requested by the physician. Patients are evaluated at bedside and a treatment plan is initiated. Patient and family education are incorporated into the plan. Regaining the ability to communicate and swallow effectively has a significant impact on recovery from a serious illness.
Common conditions seen with hospitalized patients that impact communication and swallowing:
Hospitalized patients benefit from our therapists’ specialized training and experience in working with a wide variety of illnesses. Our goal is to help each person recover and return to their activities of daily living as soon as possible.
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