Physical Rehabilitation & Therapy
At St. Patrick Hospital, we approach outpatient rehabilitation as we do all of our services – healing the mind and soul as well as the body. Regaining your function after a medical event can be extremely difficult, especially if you are not mentally and emotionally ready to do so. Our holistic philosophy is important to your recovery.
We promote independence and responsibility in the rehabilitation process. We place a strong emphasis on functional rehabilitation, functional outcomes and home program development.
The outpatient rehabilitation clinic is located in the Wellness Center on the first floor of the Broadway Building, near the outdoor fountain and Broadway Conference Center. The large, well-equipped gym offers sweeping views of Mount Sentinel. All treatment rooms are private and fully furnished for a complete evaluation.
Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
Cardiac Rehabilitation involves exercise, education and professional medical guidance designed to help you recover safely from a heart procedure, buld strength, prevent conditions from worsening and to reduce risks of future heart problems. You will learn new physical and dietary options, cardiac risk factors, stress management and the essentials of a healthy lifestyle for a more comfortable state of wellness.
Learn more about cardiac rehabilitation
Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a supervised program of exercise and education for individuals diagnosed with diseases such as emphysema, chronic asthma, chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis and other pulmonary diseases.
Learn more about pulmonary rehabilitation
Physical therapists diagnose and treat patients who have problems that limit their ability to move and perform functional activities of daily life. Physical therapy may be recommended by your primary medical provider in order to avoid invasive, surgical procedures.
If you do require surgery, your physician is likely to refer you to physical therapy in order to regain strength, motion and physical mobility after your procedure. A physical therapist, or PT, is part of the St. Patrick Rehabilitation team and offers the following types of care:
- All injuries resulting from exercise, fall or trauma
- Neck and back pain
- Jaw pain/TMJ
- Joint pain (shoulder, knee, hip, foot, ankle, elbow, etc.)
- Neurological disorders
- Pain, decreased mobility or decreased strength due to obesity
- Poor posture or balance
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Occupational therapy helps people with physical, developmental or emotional disabilities lead independent, productive and fulfilling lives. An occupational therapist, or OT, is part of the St. Patrick Rehabilitation team and offers the following types of care:
- Evaluates people with developmental problems and helps plan treatments that will helps them grow mentally, socially and physically
- Assists adults in learning or relearning how to perform activities of daily living (ADLs) at home, on the job and in his/her daily life
- Helps elderly people adjust to aging in order to keep his/her physically and mentally active
- Recommends changes in design and furniture layout of the home, school or workplace to allow persons with disabilities greater access and functional mobility
- Improves functional communication skills of people with disabilities, including reading, writing and using the telephone
Speech or language pathologists focus on evaluating, diagnosing and treating people with oral communication disorders. Speech therapists are instrumental in preventing problems related to speech, language, cognitive communication, voice and fluency. This includes both receptive (understanding speech) and expressive (speaking) communication problems. Speech therapists also treat people with swallowing disorders due to stroke, brain injury or nervous system impairments.
Speech therapists are part of the St. Patrick Rehabilitation team and offers the following types of care:
- Augmentative communication devices
- Cognitive disorders, including thinking, memory and learning
- Speech fluency and stuttering disorders
- Speech, language and swallowing disorders
- Voice disorders
- Written language disorders