Physical Rehabilitation

Depending on a patient's needs, he or she may receive treatment and care from several different disciplines, including physicians specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, clinical dietitians, neuropsychologists, and rehabilitation nurses. Each patient also has a personal caseworker assigned to them that coordinates their rehabilitative program from admission to discharge.

The goals of the program are determined by each patient’s specific level of injury with an emphasis on restoring the patient to a level of independent functionality, with the ultimate goal being to perform activities of daily life. This may include nutrition, dressing and personal hygiene, improved mobility, better communication, problem solving, a return to leisure activities, and returning to his or her prior function in the community, in school, or at work.

Rules and Regulations of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Program

Patients are expected to participate in 3 or more hours of therapy 5 of 7 days per week, or 15 hours of therapy over a 7-day period. Tobacco use is prohibited. Patients are not permitted to leave the hospital with family and/or friends unless ordered by the physician in the medical record. Offensive or disruptive behavior not related to the patient's medical diagnosis is not permitted.