Inpatient Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Our Acute Care Team consists of occupational and physical therapists as well as speech language pathologists who care for patients with a wide array of medical conditions resulting from injury, disease and surgery. These specialists work hand in hand with the multidisciplinary team during your stay to develop a plan that is focused on improving a person’s level of function in order to facilitate a safe and speedy recovery home. 

Inpatient Acute Care Physical Therapy

Acute care physical therapists (PTs) treat patients in the hospital with:

  • Total joint replacement
  • Post-surgery
  • Fractures
  • Stroke
  • Neurologic disorders and injuries
  • Gait disorders
  • Cardiopulmonary disorders
  • Generalized weakness 
  • Many other diagnoses
     

Acute care physical therapists (PTs) specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients in the acute recovery stage following surgery, illness or acquired impairments. PTs collaborate with patients and their families to design an individualized plan of care with the purpose of working to restore function, improve quality of life, prevent complications and assist with discharge planning.

Inpatient Acute Care Occupational Therapy

Acute care occupational therapists (OTs) treat patients in the hospital with:

  • Total joint replacement
  • Stroke
  • Fractures
  • Neurological disorders and injuries
  • Generalized weakness
  • Many other diagnoses

OTs educate and instruct patients on adaptive devices and techniques that can be used to increase independence with activities of daily living such as, dressing, bathing, feeding, work tasks and many more. OTs work closely with an interdisciplinary team to help patients reach their maximum functional capacity before achieving a safe discharge.

Inpatient Speech Language Pathology

Acute care speech language pathologists (SLPs) assess, diagnose, and treat:

  • Speech disorders
  • Voice disorders
  • Language disorders
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Feeding difficulties in both children and adults

Our SLPs are trained to complete advanced instrumental swallow studies to assist with the diagnosis and management of swallowing disorders. The two instrumental studies are known as Modified Barium Swallow (MBS) studies and Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallow (FEES). Our SLPs work closely with physicians and other medical care providers (e.g., nutrition, social work, rehab specialties) to deliver well rounded care.