The Rehabilitation Services department provides acute-care and outpatient services in physical, occupational, and speech therapy - with many specialized services from the therapists, most of whom have advanced certifications and/or doctorate degrees.
Acute-care and outpatient services:
Essentially, physical therapy deals with joints, muscles, and nerves, and anything that can go wrong with them.
The physical therapist is there to restore movement.
The occupational therapist, meanwhile, is less interested in the systems generating the movement and more focused on getting the patient to move for a specific reason - to perform work functions or simply to re-learn the activities of daily living.
Speech therapists, deal with cognitive skills; their expertise also lies in communication and comprehension.
From toddlers to geriatrics, stroke patients to cancer survivors, injured athletes to wounded weekend warriors, Community Hospital's rehabilitation program works to restore what has been wounded, compromised, or lost - the rehabilitation therapists know how to make a difference in your attitude, your recovery, and your life.