The Rehabilitation Therapy Center provides a rehabilitation program that has been developed by IRMC to help individuals who are experiencing difficulties with activities of daily living. Therapists are credentialed in physical, occupational, speech and hand therapy.
For many, physical therapy begins during hospitalization. For them, the transition from inpatient to outpatient physical therapy can be streamlined as the therapists in the hospital are in the same department as those who serve patients in IRMC’s outpatient setting.
Some patients are referred directly from their physician’s office.
Many patients who begin therapy while in the hospital are recommended to continue with outpatient therapy once they are discharged.
As a hospital-based therapy program, patients are assured of a safe environment where hospital resources are readily available. Coupled with generally lower costs and quicker access to a wide range of physicians on the IRMC staff, the Rehabilitation Therapy Center at IRMC is an excellent choice for rehabilitation.
Are You a Candidate?
Therapy can benefit individuals who have conditions including:
- Back or other musculoskeletal pain
- Dementia or stroke
- Developmental speech delays
- Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (loss of sensation in fingers or feet)
- Head and neck cancer
- Knee or hip replacements
- Multiple sclerosis
- Muscular dystrophy
- Parkinson’s disease
- Post-arthroscopy surgical procedures
- Rotator cuff repairs in the shoulder joint
- Sports injuries
- Wrist or hand injuries
Specially trained therapists, along with physical therapy aids, work in conjunction with your physician’s orders to improve your functional outcomes. Staff members focus on providing you compassionate and respectful care.
After an evaluation by a staff therapist, a personalized plan of care is created that details specific goals to relieve pain, improve daily activities or restore you back to normal functioning.
The usual course of treatment lasts one month and builds from session to session for planned improvement. Patients are usually seen two to three days each week, with additional exercises recommended at home. You will be encouraged to become more independent and involved as therapy progresses. It is better to begin therapy during an acute stage, when the problem is new, rather than wait until the ailment becomes chronic or ongoing.
The Rehabilitation Therapy Center is located in the Ambulatory Services Center building, just past the front entrance of the hospital, on the left (east) side of Dr. Hugh McCrystal Drive.