Inpatient Physical Therapy

The Inpatient Physical Therapy at Riverview Regional Medical Center encourages the patient and family to be part of the rehabilitation team. We offer physical and speech therapies, discharge planners and 24-hour rehabilitation nursing care under the direction of a full-time medical director. Other services available through Inpatient Physical Therapy  include counseling and prosthesis training.

Our team of rehabilitation professionals serves patients who:

  • Are limited in self-care
  • Have impaired mobility, balance and coordination
  • Are limited in strength and range of motion
  • Have cognitive and perceptual deficits
  • Experience speech and communication problems
  • Have swallowing disorders
 

The Inpatient Physical Therapy is designed to meet the needs of many different types of patients. Some of the common diagnoses for patients referred to Inpatient Physical Therapy include:

  • Stroke
  • Orthopaedic surgery/injury
  • Arthritis (polyarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and degenerative joint disease)
  • Post joint replacement
  • Multiple trauma
  • Amputation
  • Brain and spinal cord injury
  • Neurological disorders (multiple sclerosis, motor neuron diseases, polyneuropathy, Parkinson’s disease and muscular dystrophy)
  • Cardiac conditions
  • Pulmonary disorders
  • Work injuries
 

The Inpatient Physical Therapy Unit has many special features, including state-of-the-art equipment, a spacious and comfortable room, an exceptionally experienced team of therapists and nurses, and family support and education.

The Inpatient Physical Therapy accepts patients based on referrals from primary care physicians, insurance representatives, discharge planners, case managers, social service professionals, family members and other health professionals.