Treatment Team and Services
Center for Rehabilitative Medicine
Our treatment team is lead by a physiatrist — a physician specializing in physical medicine. Although the physiatrist manages progress in rehabilitation, your primary care provider remains in charge of your overall health management. Patients should continue to see their primary care provider for general medical care and any other health problems that arise.
Other professionals on your multidisciplinary treatment team include:
- Occupational therapists
- Physical therapists
- Rehabilitation nurses
- Speech-language pathologists
- Social workers
- Respiratory therapists
- Care managers
Programs and Services
Our range of services includes: rehabilitation medicine and nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and nutritional consultations.
In addition, we offer the following specialized programs:
Psychological services are an integral part of the Center for Rehabilitative Medicine. We recognize the normal emotional and psychological impact created by the various conditions that bring patients to rehabilitation. We believe that, in order to be successful, we must assist patients and their families in addressing these issues.
Wii Fit is an effective rehabilitation system for patients revocering from stroke, neurological injury and broken bones. Because the games are motion sensitive, patients' movements are similar to those in traditional therapy methods, but the distraction of the game can sometimes eliminate the discomfort.
We provide Wii therapy at our facility so patients can gain improved endurance, strength, balance and coordination while having fun.
The LiteGait® is an assistive physical therapy device which allows patients with advanced neurological impairments to comfortably walk within the facility without falling. It trains patients to walk with proper body posture by controlling the weight-bearing load of the body. The LiteGait® can improve patient outcomes in a controlled environment and create a sense of accomplishment for patients.
PUP (Pets Utilized Professionally) Program
Clinical studies show that animals contribute to physical and emotional health and well-being. Trained and certified therapy dogs participate in therapuetic activities with patients individually or in groups to work on fine motor skills, strength and endurance, verbal skills and many other areas.
Community Reintegration Program
One of the most important goas of the Center for Rehabilitative Medicine is to assist patients in reintegrating into the community. Once a week, patients who are deemed ready for this activity leave the hospital – accompanied by therapy staff – and travel by van to a preselected location. Locations could include a museum, book store, grocery store or other location which would give the patients the opportunity to experience a "real world" setting and to apply what they have learned in therapy.
Participants have therapy goals to achieve during this outing but they are typically informal as the outing also serves as a break from hospital routine.