The rehabilitation physician (physiatrist) is a medical doctor who has completed training as a specialist in physical medicine & rehabilitation. They coordinate patient care, lead the interdisciplinary team and direct discharge planning and follow-up care.
Nurses are the coordinators of care with other health care team members while assisting the patient and family to know how to participate in care. Nurses are educated and trained to provide skilled medical, physical, and emotional care, and education about the patient’s condition and care in preparation for leaving the hospital.
Occupational therapists focus on everyday life activities to address the physical, cognitive, psychosocial, sensory, and other aspects of function as well as engagement in meaningful roles at home and in the community to support quality of life during recovery from an injury or condition.
Physical therapists focus on everyday life activities to restore strength and function, decrease pain, and prevent injury through instruction in maximizing mobility and ambulation during recovery from an injury or condition.
Speech-language pathologists focus on speech production, comprehension of spoken words, expressive language, reading compression and written language to improve communication during recovery from an injury or condition Speech-language therapists also focus on swallowing function through therapeutic strategies and diet modifications to increase safe and effective swallowing.
Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
Therapeutic Recreation Specialists use recreation and other activities to evaluate and treat patients in an effort to improve or maintain physical, cognitive, social, emotional and spiritual functioning in order to facilitate full enjoyment and participation in life.
Rehabilitation Psychologists and Neuropsychologists
The RPN service provides assessment and treatment of cognitive, emotional, and functional difficulties, and assists individuals and their family members in overcoming barriers to participation in rehabilitation and in life activities.
Orthotists & Prosthetists
The orthotics and prosthetics service assists in the evaluation, fabrication and delivery of custom and off-the-shelf medical devices that assist with providing support when necessary. The service works closely with the other therapists on the treatment team to make sure the devices fit and working properly.
Rehabilitation engineers focus on concerns related to increased fall risk, memory loss, decreased strength, and the need for constant access to communication by using technology and engineering concepts to provide individualized solutions— like emergency call systems, adaptive phone holders, voice control training, augmentative communication devices, and alternative phone/tablet/computer access methods—to increase independence and safety.
Rehabilitation technicians assist during treatment, including assisting with transfers or equipment set-up, ensuring transportation is ready at the appropriate time, and ensuring nursing care has been completed.
Make an Appointment
Visit our Make an Appointment page for numbers to call to make an appointment including:
- With a physical, occupational or speech therapist
- At the Amputee Clinic
- With one of our post-polio physician specialists
- To coordinate adult or pediatric acute inpatient rehabilitation