Our team is made up of:
- Physiatrist – A physiatrist is a physician who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation and provides the medical direction for the program. Your primary physician will direct your care.
- Case Managers – A case manager coordinates a patient's rehabilitation program and provides counseling to help families cope. A case manager also develops a plan for smooth discharge and re-entry into the community.
- Physical Therapists – A physical therapist helps a patient improve mobility through flexibility, strength and endurance exercises, using special equipment and techniques to help the patient reach physical goals.
- Occupational Therapists – An occupational therapist helps a patient become more independent by working on daily living activities such as self-care, home management and mobility. An occupational therapist works with the patient on improving coordination, use of upper body, safety awareness and problem solving.
- Speech Language Pathologists – A speech language pathologist helps improve a patient's ability to comprehend and communicate by working with the patient to develop alternate communication and swallowing techniques.
- Registered Nurses – A registered nurse assists with physical and psychosocial needs and educates the patient and family about medical needs.
- Registered Dietitians – A registered dietitian works closely with physicians, nurses and therapists to ensure a patient's optimal nutritional status. All patients are screened for nutritional risk upon admission to Inpatient Rehab. A registered dietitian then completes a full nutritional evaluation for those patients at risk for nutritional deficiencies. Registered dietitians also are available for diet education and intake support upon request or consult.
- Neuropsychologist – A neuropsychologist assesses a patient's motivation, values, attitudes and coping techniques as well as assists with emotional and psychological adjustments.