A heart attack, stroke or other injury can be debilitating. To rebuild your body is a slow yet achievable goal. A personalized rehabilitation program from our team of specialized therapists is designed to let you see progress quickly as you work to increase
your strength and improve your flexibility.
A little healthier with each step
A successful surgical procedure is only the first phase. Your quality of life afterward matters just as much. We urge you to begin your inpatient rehab program as quickly as possible and allow our team of therapists to guide you toward an outpatient program.
Our Rehabilitation Institute is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), and we are also a state-designated spinal cord injury center.
Our physical and occupational therapy programs are about more than restoring functionality to the body. They’re about restoring your lifestyle and ability to pursue meaningful work.
That’s why we work with you to develop an individual treatment plan just for you—a plan that identifies goals, coordinates efforts and helps to ensure that all therapies are carried through to recovery, whether in our acute care unit, inpatient
unit or outpatient clinic.
Physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, or physiatrists, diagnose and treat a broad spectrum of disorders that affect how you move. The physiatrists at St. Mary’s care for sports, spine, orthopedic and neuromuscular conditions and help
people get moving again.
A physiatrist is a doctor who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation. You assigned physiatrist will be the manager of the rehabilitation team. He/she will visit you a minimum of 3 times a week while at St. Mary's. He/she will manage your care, monitor your progress and answer your questions.
A trained and licensed nurse who oversees and assists with your personal care by taking doctor's orders, giving out medications, monitoring your medical status, educating you and your family on your condition, providing discharge instructions and coordinating your care with other team members. The Registered Nurse (RN) also directs any care you may receive from Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA), who work together as part of your nursing team.
A certified person who assists with your personal care on the nursing unit including bathing, toileting, dressing, feeding and taking vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, temperature). All findings are reported to an RN on the nursing unit.
A trained and licensed therapist who evaluates and maximizes your independence with mobility goals. Mobility goals may include wheelchair training, getting in and out of the bed and car, walking, and going up and down curbs, ramps or stairs, as appropriate. Important components of PT include increasing leg strength, and improving balance and function. A PT may supervise a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) in the delivery of your physical therapy.
A trained and licensed therapist who evaluates and maximizes your independence with your activities of daily living. Activities of daily living (ADLs) may include dressing, grooming, hygiene, feeding, getting in or out of the tub or shower, and homemaking skills. Important components of OT include increasing arm strength and improving fine motor control. The OT may also address vision and safety awareness.
A trained and licensed therapist who evaluates and maximizes your independence with communication and swallowing. Communication includes the ability to speak and understand, and to problem solve in everyday situations. Swallowing includes the ability to chew and safely swallow food and liquid.
The Case Manager/Social Worker serves as coordinator between you, your family, the treatment team and your insurance company. The Case Manager/Social Worker schedules your team and family conferences and assists with your discharge planning needs.
A registered dietitian screens for nutritional risks, caloric needs, and any special delivery needs or restrictions. You may have a dietician available to instruct you on special diets you may need to follow at home.
A trained and licensed pharmacist, who works with your doctor and nurse, to educate you on the proper use of medications including when and how much to take, possible side-effects and drug interactions.
A trained and certified therapist who evaluates your leisure lifestyle, mobility and cognition in order to utilize recreation as a tool to meet the goals set in place by the interdisciplinary team of therapists. An important component of TR is community re-entry, which allows the patient to acclimate to community settings (shopping centers, restaurants, etc.) prior to discharge.
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