The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation provides adults and children physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology.
- Physical therapists can help people improve their quality of life by increasing motion and mobility, eliminating pain and promoting the prevention of further injury.
- Speech-language pathologists or speech therapists are trained to assess speech and language development as well as treat speech and language disorders. Speech-language pathologists can also help people with swallowing disorders.
- Occupational therapy is based on engagement in meaningful activities and aims to restore, reinforce and enhance the abilities of those impacted by disease and injury to care for themselves, return to work and avoid further disability.
Each member of our team is dedicated to providing personalized wellness, injury prevention and rehabilitation services to every patient. This team includes highly-skilled rehabilitation specialists who have extensive post-graduate and doctoral-level training and provide the latest in evidence-based care. In fact, we help teach other healthcare professionals about physical medicine and rehabilitation—further highlighting the significant amount of experience, professionalism and knowledge of our team members.
In keeping with the hospital's mission of cura personalis, caring for the whole person, we take great pride in coordinating closely with other departments to provide every patient with comprehensive care. We work side-by-side with physicians and nurses in acute care and partner with surgeons to provide educational classes and evaluations to patients before their surgeries. Additionally, we maintain communication with referring physicians to provide the best-possible post-operative and conservative treatment. The therapy team is also very active in offering classes and clinics in partnership with other departments throughout the hospital.