Onsite therapy helps patients regain their independence through physical, occupational and speech therapy programs. Our experts help those who are recovering from injuries, stroke, neurological disorders or other trauma.

In addition the addressing pain and physical limitations, our therapists assist in rebuilding the ability to perform activities at home and in the community. The Rehabilitation Hospital has extensive tools to guide patients to higher function and independence, including:

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  • Transitional Living Apartment, where patients practice navigating a home environment and accomplishing daily living tasks
  • Physical therapy gyms, where patients regain movement and function, practice getting in and out of a car and using stairs
  • Dining areas, where some patients continue their therapy exercises during mealtimes
  • Advanced technology devices to aid therapy progress, including Armeo Power, Ekso Skeleton, Solo-Step, FES RT 300 and Bioness

Therapy is scheduled between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., seven days a week.

Team Approach to Care

Rehabilitation Nurses
Rehabilitation nurses specialize in treatment 24 hours a day and are the foundation of care.

Nurses provide ongoing assessments of patients' needs, coordination and implementation of care, re-evaluation of interventions and education on many topics, including medications and managing healthcare needs after leaving the hospital. They are supported by certified nursing assistants and licensed practical nurses.

Your rehabilitation nurse will also work with the rehabilitation team to reinforce mobility goals outside of therapy sessions.

Attending Doctor
During your hospital stay, you will be taken care of by a team of professionals. Our goal is to get you back to living your life.

Your team includes attending physicians (Physiatrist) who are experts in rehabilitation medicine. Your team also includes other specialists, such as a board-certified brain injury medicine specialist, a board certified spinal cord injury specialist or a Renown hospitalist, if necessary.

At the time of discharge, you will be referred back to your primary care physician and other physicians as indicated.

Dietary Specialists
You may ask to see a registered dietitian at any time during your stay.

We treat certain medical conditions with dietitian-supervised meal plans. The goal is to reduce complications in pre-existing conditions and alleviate the effects of any existing condition.

The role of the dietitian is to ensure proper nutrition and provide diet education for your health and well-being.

Pharmacists
Medication may be an important part of your treatment plan.

Taking medications might help you manage pain, feel better, control disease or prevent complications. Your pharmacist will work with you to ensure optimal health.

Weekly classes are available where you can speak to your pharmacist about medication management and any concerns you might have.

Case Management
Team conferences are held weekly to provide professional coordination with oversight of progress toward goals.

Your case manager coordinates your care by working with you and your family regarding discharge plans from Renown Rehabilitation Hospital. The case manager also serves as the liaison between your family, physician, treatment team, insurance carrier and community agencies.

Upon discharge, you will be referred back to your primary care physician for your medical needs and your case manager will arrange additional physician referrals. A copy of your discharge summary will be sent to your primary care physician.

Once you are discharged, you will receive a follow-up phone call from the Case Management Department to see how you are doing with your therapy, medications and home care. They can also answer any questions you may have.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapists will evaluate and treat strength, endurance, general mobility, walking and balance issues. They will also help with transfer techniques and wheelchair mobility.

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Hands-on, individualized therapy sessions include advanced rehabilitative technology, exercises, research-based treatment techniques and manual therapy. If assisting devices are needed, such as a cane or walker, a physical therapist will evaluate and provide training on how to use them safely.

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Speech Therapy

Speech therapy is focused around communication skills and swallowing difficulties that result from stroke, traumatic brain injury and neurological or nervous system disorders.
Treatment helps by retraining memory, reasoning, problem solving and decision making. Speech therapists provide strategies for living with speech and language impediments as well as hands-on, computer-assisted and self-monitoring activities.
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Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists improve fine motor skills and helps you relearn self-care skills such as eating, bathing, dressing and using the restroom. Skills practiced may also include getting up from furniture, housekeeping tasks and cooking.
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Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory therapists administer therapeutic treatments — including medications, oxygen and ventilators — to improve your ability to breathe and your quality of breathing.

Treatment is for those with acute or chronic lung disease. Your respiratory therapist will provide education regarding lung and heart illness along with training in oxygen requirements, medication use, breathing treatment and exercises for healthy lungs and energy conservation.

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Renown Transitional Care

Renown Transitional Care programs provide care in the best possible setting for you. Through your commitment to heal, coupled with expertise, technology and focused dedication from our team, you and your caregivers can achieve your rehabilitation goals together.