Rehabilitation

Inpatient Services

Physical and Occupational Therapists assist patients with maximizing their functional mobility. Following illness, injury or surgery, therapists provide patient and family education regarding safe ways to get in and out of bed, sit down and stand up from a chair or toilet seat, and using a walker on both flat surfaces and steps. The therapists assess the need for equipment (walkers, canes, reachers, etc.) to help ensure appropriate and safe discharges.

Physical Therapists focus on assisting patients in regaining strength and mobility, and improving walking ability while maintaining their safety and monitoring their weight-bearing restrictions and any other limitations. They will also provide wound care support, when appropriate.

Occupational Therapists focus on assisting patients with regard to their ability to perform their normal activities of daily living such as dressing, bathing, and eating. They will also provide patient and family education on the use of any special adaptive equipment that can enable the patient to bathe, dress, or eat more independently and easily.

Speech Therapists focus on assisting patients who are having difficulty communicating or swallowing (due to a stroke, brain injury, motor vehicle accident, surgery, illness, etc.)