The rehabilitation process often starts even before a patient comes to the Hospital. For example, if you are scheduled for a joint replacement, you will receive education from your physical therapist before you have surgery. In the Hospital, an interdisciplinary team of rehabilitation therapists will work with your doctors and other professionals to help you get back on the road to recovery as soon as possible.
A doctor may ask a therapist from Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy or Speech Therapy to come to a patient’s Hospital room and begin work right at the bedside.
Types of services that rehabilitation therapists provide right in the Hospital include:
Instruction and practice on safe transfer in and out of bed, a chair or wheelchair
Proper fit and practice on how to correctly use a walker or crutches
Identification of assistive devices that will help with activities of daily living
Care of wounds
Instruction and practice dressing and bathing
Outpatient Comprehensive Rehabilitation
Some patients, particularly those with a severe disorder – like stroke, may need continued therapy after they are dismissed from the Hospital. We offer individual therapies, but we also provide a comprehensive program with coordinated and interdisciplinary care for those who would benefit from more than one therapy. Our team includes:
Please visit the Health Information section of the Licking Memorial Health Systems Web site for more information about the following conditions or disorders. Also, the organizations listed below can be contacted for more information, if needed.
Arthritis – Arthritis Foundation
Parkinson Disease – American Parkinson Disease Association
Multiple Sclerosis – Multiple Sclerosis Association
Neurological Disorders – The Brain Matters
Stroke – American Stroke Association
Lymphadema – National Lymphedema Network