Why People Need Rehabilitation
March 24, 2020 11:28 pm
People may need rehabilitation services for a number of reasons. Strokes, cardiac events, and surgical events that fall under the umbrella of orthopedics are three of the main reasons that people need acute rehab services. While the goals of rehab remain the same regardless of the reasons a patient needs rehab, the cause of the loss of function can play a determining role in creating the best rehab plan for the patient.
Different Types of Rehabilitation
The orthopedic program is designed to help patients recover function after major orthopedic surgeries, including back injuries, neck injuries, shoulder fractures, arm fractures, hand fractures, hip fractures, total hip replacements and total knee replacements. Patients may come into the program because of a scheduled orthopedic surgery or because of an injury that caused a break. This type of rehab focuses on strength and endurance, which are often lost as the result of a surgery or injury. They also focus on helping regain mobility and function in the impacted area. In addition to physical therapy and medical care, patients may also receive additional treatments including cryotherapy, moist heat, ultrasound and electrical stimulation.
The cardiac program is designed to help people after they have experienced a cardiac event, including heart attacks, congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillations, post-open heart surgery care, coronary artery bypass graft care, pacemaker implantation, valvular heart disease and anticoagulation management. The team works with local cardiologists and cardiac nurse practitioners to help patients focus on function, recovery, medication management, and modifying risk factors that could contribute to additional cardiac events. This care includes nutrition optimization overseen by a full-time dietitian who works with patients to ease the difficulties of a major dietary change.
Because strokes can impact virtually any area of the brain and have an impact ranging from minor to severe, stroke rehabilitation can be a very complex area of care. Each patient in the stroke rehabilitation program has a rehab regiment specifically tailored for their condition, one that’s designed to help recover as much function as possible. In addition to medical care and physical rehabilitation, this may involve working with speech therapists to help manage communication difficulties caused by a stroke.
Inglemoor has an extensive 70-bed sub-acute progressive rehabilitation unit designed to accommodate any need a patient might have on their journey toward successful recovery. The facility offers a therapy gym with top-of-the-line equipment, including LiteGait systems to help patients who cannot support their full body weight. We also have a full kitchen, full bathroom and laundry facility so that patients can work on life skills as well as physical rehabilitation to ensure as much independence as possible when they return home.