QUALITY CARE & OUTCOME
EXPERIENCED, DEDICATED THERAPISTS
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Amputations / Prosthetic Training
At United Medical Rehabilitation Hospital the initial physical rehabilitation goals for your inpatient stay would primarily be focused on performing basic activities that you are accustomed to doing for optimal level of functioning. Our goals focus on bringing you to your highest potential of mobility in regards to functional transfers and restoring and improving your range of motion to prevent contractures at the hip and/or knee. We have designed learning modules and will incorporate them into your goals and plan of care during your stay to include such items as transfer safety, wheelchair and device utilization as well as energy conservation. Achieving independence with home exercise, edema control, skin management and desensitization techniques are other important goals for our patients.
At United Medical Rehabilitation Hospital we understand that a Brain Injury can be a very devastating medical event which can affect just about every aspect of your life, including the way you walk, talk and think. When we use the term brain injury rehabilitation, we are referring to the many different kinds of specialized supports, therapy modalities, and services that we offer following the emergency and early phases of brain injury treatment.
Our highly experienced therapy staff focus on early identification of the specific needs and challenges that you are faced with to design a specialized program to meet your needs and to bring you the your highest level of independent functioning. Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy each play an important part of traditional services specific to brain injury rehabilitation.
At United Medical Rehabilitation Hospital we certainly have seen the impact that burns can have on an individual’s life both physical and emotional. A burn is damage to body tissue caused by heat, cold, electricity, chemicals or radiation. Injuries range from first degree burns that affect outer layer of the skin to second or third degree burns that extend into deeper tissues.
Our treatment plans have been designed with the collaboration of both Physical and Occupational Therapy along with Nursing and the most current medical modalities. Our goals are directed to help patients manage their pain as they recover from tissue, muscle, and nerve damage making all attempts to avoid severe scarring. We feel that incorporating our Social Worker into the plan of care completes our holistic approach which allows us to treat the whole patient—body, mind and spirit—with exceptional care.
Congenital Deformities can present themselves in many different forms and may progress and complicate various aspects of a person’s ability to function in everyday life. At United Medical Rehabilitation Hospital we identify not only the congenital deformity but how it is impeding you personally, in each aspect of your specific life. We work with each person’s unique situations and design a plan of care that focuses on getting them to their highest level of functioning. Our holistic approach incorporates multiple therapy modalities, nursing, the most current medical techniques and social services to assure that we treat the whole patient, both physically and emotionally.
Fractures of Lower Extremities
At United Medical Rehabilitation Hospital we understand how Fractures of Lower Extremities can seriously impede not only your ability to walk and get around but all aspects of your life and independence. We realize that each patient’s situation and degree of injury is unique as we develop a plan of care specific to their individual needs and goals. Incorporating our medical staff, skilled nurses, Physical therapy, Occupational Therapy, and our Social Workers we design a holistic plan of care that addresses all aspects of a person’s life. Providing quality care and comfort is a huge focus of ours as we always work towards bringing a patient to their highest potential of functioning.
United Medical Rehabilitation Hospital realizes that a Joint Replacement can be a major event in your life that can bring you back to a much higher level of functioning. Our highly skilled therapy department designs need specific plans of care to maximize your mobility and function in the shortest period of time. We know that Physical and Occupational Therapy are key components in the success of a joint replacement. We know that whether you may be undergoing a hip or knee joint replacement, Our therapy department plays a critical role in every stage of the process. The sooner we make mobility and walking gains, the less pain patients experience and the quicker we can get you to you highest level of functioning in our rehabilitation process.
United Medical Rehabilitation Hospital understand that Neurological Rehabilitation is designed to meet the needs of each individual patient, depending on the specific problem or disease process. Active involvement of the patient and family is vital to the success of the rehabilitation process.
The goal of Neurological Rehabilitation is to help the patient return to the highest level of function and independence possible, while improving the overall quality of life – physically, emotionally, and socially.
Neurological Rehabilitation may include:
- Assistance with activities of daily living (eating, dressing, bathing, toileting, etc..)
- Speech Therapy to help patients with speaking, reading, writing, or swallowing.
- Stress, anxiety, and depression management.
- Bladder and bowel retraining.
- Activities to improve mobility, muscle control, gait (walking), and balance.
- Exercise programs to prevent and decrease weakness caused by lack of use, manage spasticity and pain, and maintain range of motion.
- Social and behavioral skills retraining.
- Nutritional counseling
- Involvement in community support groups.
- Activities to improve cognitive impairments.
- Patient and family education and counseling.
- Pain management
- Vocational Counseling
Physical and Occupational Therapy along with a specific exercise plan are important components in the treatment and control of Osteoarthritis. Our experiences with these modalities prove to be successful as they help you to achieve and maintain optimal mobility and function. At United Medical Rehabilitation Hospital our highly skilled Therapy Department will assess your specific conditions and needs and will make recommendations regarding the use of assistive equipment and proper footwear for optimal functioning and safety and will also educate you on the use of cold or heat therapy to manage joint pain and swelling.
United Medical Rehabilitation Hospital understands how Rheumatoid Arthritis can be a severely debilitating condition and know that by incorporating our highly skilled therapy team, we can make a difference in your ability to live and function. Our Occupational Therapists specialize in maximizing your independence. They can assess your ability to perform the activities of daily living. If doing routine things around the house or at work has become harder, an Occupational Therapist can probably help.
We see our Physical Therapists as having a very simple focus: Keeping you moving. Physical Therapy will stimulate muscles, bones, and joints through exercise or other methods. The result is more strength, tone, and overall fitness. Physical Therapists understand the mechanics of bones, joints, and muscles working together, the problems that can occur, and what to do about them.
Spinal Cord Injury
United Medical Rehabilitation Hospital highly skilled staff and the most advanced robotic therapy to assess and treat Spinal Cord Injuries. Our goal of treatment during the rehabilitation phase of a spinal cord injury is to return as much function as possible to the patient. Because all spinal cord injuries are different, a unique plan designed to help the patient function and succeed in everyday life is designed. The plan often includes:
- Helping the patient understand his or her injuries.
- Helping the patient understand the details regarding his or her care.
- Helping the patient become as independent as possible in everyday activities such as bathing, eating, dressing, grooming, and wheelchair use.
- Helping the patient learn to accept a new lifestyle.
- Helping the patient learn how to instruct caregivers in how to assist them.
- Preparing patients for vocational rehabilitation.
United Medical Rehabilitation Hospital knows that Rehabilitation is one of the most important phases during the recovery of patients who have suffered a stroke of any kind. We understand that each stroke and its effects are individualized to each patient as are the holistic plans of care our nursing and therapy departments develop. The effects of a stroke may mean that you must change, relearn or redefine how you live. The plans and goals we design during Stroke rehabilitation helps you to return to your highest potential of independent living possible.
Rehabilitation does not reverse the effects of stroke. Its goals are to build your strength, capability and confidence so you can continue your daily activities despite the effects of your stroke.
Other Diagnoses where Rehabilitation can help Patients:
- Cardiac Disorders
- Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
- Generalized Weakness
- Myocardial Infarction
- Pulmonary Disorders