Inpatient Neurological Rehabilitation
Acute care and Pediatric Therapy Services include Physical Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology and Occupational Therapy. Acute Care Therapists work as an integral part of the inpatient medical team to treat patients with a wide variety of diagnoses at all levels of care from general admission to intensive care units. Our experienced staff of physical and occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists have extensive clinical backgrounds in various therapy interventions and provide excellent care. It is our goal in the adult setting to get patients up and moving sooner and to engage them in functional recovery, to decrease their time in the hospital. In our pediatric settings, we pride ourselves in working with families to ensure the transition home is comfortable and manageable.
Your therapist will perform evaluations to determine baseline functional, swallowing, speaking, and/or cognitive status. The therapist then designs a course of treatment with specific interventions and attainable goals to improve function and independence in daily activities. Therapists design you or your child’s inpatient care plan to maximize function and to prepare the individual for the next level of care. The acute care therapists work with therapists in rehabilitation and skilled nursing units, home health, and outpatient clinics to ensure a smooth transition for patient care across the continuum.
Some of the common conditions treated by inpatient therapy team are:
- Post-surgical care
- Multiple trauma
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- Hip and knee replacement
- Orthopedic conditions
- General Medicine
- Pediatric conditions
- Other neurological conditions (spinal surgeries, baclofen trials, etc)
Possible therapy services that may be provided for you during your acute care hospital stay include:
Focuses on function with re-training to walk, restoring joint function and teaching joint protection, assessing for assistive devices, addressing balance issues and safety awareness with transfers.
Plays an important role in facilitating early mobilization, self care training and cognitive training. In children, occupational therapists address problems that hinder progression of normal development in self-care and play activities. We assess the need for adaptive equipment and recommend equipment to ensure easier and safer activities of daily living (ADLs). We fit patients with splints for prevention of joint deformity and to prevent contractures.
Addresses problems related to speaking, swallowing, eating, or thinking/problem solving. Additionally, speech pathologists perform bedside evaluations to determine safety in eating and swallowing and make recommendations for diet and liquid consistencies. The therapists use highly specialized equipment such as a modified barium swallow studies and Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) as needed to further assess a patient’s swallow.