Helping patients maximize their independence with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing and cooking. Most often used following orthopedic surgeries/injuries and for neurological conditions such as stroke, brain injury and multiple sclerosis. Therapy can take place in the hospital or as an outpatient.
- Computer Assisted Cognitive Rehab: Utilizes computer technology to help restore cognitive functions such as memory, problem solving and visual scanning.
Movement and exercise designed to increase strength, mobility and endurance. Most often used following orthopedic surgery, for neurological conditions such as stroke, brain injury and multiple sclerosis, and to help cancer patients reduce tiredness after treatment. Therapy can take place in the hospital or as an outpatient.
- Burn Program: Experienced therapists work with burn patients to managing scar tissue with exercise, stretching, compression garments and whirlpool treatments.
- Lymphedema Treatment: Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) is used by our specially trained therapists to reduce swelling in the arm or leg, making it smaller and more manageable. CDT consists of an intensive phase, which includes daily treatment sessions, and a maintenance phase, which continues for the rest of the patient's life.
- Vestibular Therapy: Once diagnosed with a vestibular disorder such as positional vertigo, Meniere’s disease, or chronic inner ear infections, our team will evaluate visual-motor skills, balance, gait, strength and coordination. A treatment plan is developed based on this evaluation and the physician’s diagnosis.
Evaluation and treatment of communication, cognitive and swallowing abilities, congenital and developmental disorders in the pediatric population as well as acquired problems related to stroke, brain injury and neurological conditions. Therapy can take place in the hospital or as an outpatient.
Swallowing disorder services
- Modified barium swallow study
- VITAL STIM (electrical stimulation for swallowing disorders)
- Pediatric feeding treatment
Voice disorder services
Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation
- Perceptual Clinical Assessment of the Vocal Mechanism
- Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT) for patients with Parkinson’s disease
- Communication systems for tracheostomized patients
- Tracheoesophageal speech versus alternative communication system for total laryngectomy
- Paradoxical Vocal Fold Dysfunction (PVFD)
Acute inpatient rehabilitation, such as the expertise and care provided at Encompass Health Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital
, refers to specialized healthcare dedicated to improving, maintaining or restoring physical strength, function, cognition and mobility.
The goal of acute rehabilitation is to return patients to a more independent level of activity. With an average inpatient stay of 10-14 days, acute rehabilitation helps people gain greater independence with a focus on returning home following an illness, injury or surgery.
One important key to success in rehabilitation therapy is a team approach. Members of the rehabilitation team work together to develop a treatment plan for physical, cognitive and emotional needs. Team members include:
- Independent Rehabilitation Physician Management
- Case Manager
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Speech-language Pathology
- Rehabilitative Nursing
- Respiratory Therapy
- Social Worker
- Dietary and Nutritional Counseling
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