What is Rehabilitation?
Folks who have been injured, undergone surgery or experienced a stroke can benefit from therapy at Sierra Vista Hospital. Rehabilitation can help you recover in a patient-centered medical environment so that your body can heal while you regain strength, relearn skills you’ve lost, or find new ways to do the tasks that may now be difficult.
We provide inpatient rehab in the hospital as well as outpatient rehab in our clinic at Sierra Vista Hospital.
Types of Rehabilitation
The three main types of rehabilitation therapies are Occupational, Physical and Speech. Each type serves a unique purpose in helping you reach maximum function and return to a healthy and active lifestyle.
We treat a wide range of injuries and conditions, including musculoskeletal injuries such as sprains, strains, and tears, post-surgical rehab, neurological disorders such as stroke, brain injury, or spinal cord injury, neck and back pain, speech and swallowing problems, and more.
We work with you to set goals and develop a plan for rehabilitation.
Physical therapy provides for treatment of those who are experiencing pain or having difficulty in functioning, moving, or living life normally. We treat a variety of conditions, including:
- Joint Replacement
- Meniscus Tear
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Back/Neck Pain
- Rotator Cuff Injuries
- Cardiac conditions
Occupational therapists help patients who need specialized assistance to participate in everyday “occupations” such as self-care, work duties, and recreational activities. Some conditions we treat:
- Disorders of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand
- Neurological disorders
- Cardiovascular disorders
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Strains and sprains
- Surgical rehabilitation
Speech-Language Pathologists (also known as speech therapists) provide evaluation and treatment for those with communication disorders such as speech, language, voice, or fluency problems. They also treat cognitive challenges including memory, concentration, safety awareness, and issues with swallowing such as coughing or choking when eating or drinking.
Diagnoses that may warrant the services of a Speech-Language Pathologist include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Voice Disorders
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Huntington’s Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
How do I access Rehabilitation Services?
If you need Physical, Occupational, or Speech Therapy, please ask your primary doctor for a referral. You will then bring the referral, your picture I.D., and your insurance cards to our department. We will work with your insurance company to get you authorization to receive therapy. Looking forward to seeing you!