If you have an injury or condition that affects your musculoskeletal system — your muscles, bones, ligaments and tendons — the rehabilitation professionals at HCA Midwest Health can help. Our therapists will work closely with you and your physician to help you regain your mobility, range of motion and function — and reclaim your life.
We specialize in helping people rehabilitate from:
- Joint replacement surgery
- Sports injuries
- Injuries from automobile, household or work-related accidents
- Bone fractures
- Back pain and injuries
Because our inpatient rehab facilities are within Research Medical Center and Menorah Medical Center, all the healthcare services you might need are nearby. You’ll have access to highly specialized care, advanced technology and many other resources. Also, all our inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) provide intensive therapy beyond what a skilled nursing facility (SNF) can provide. In fact, our inpatient programs provide each patient with nearly twice as many hours of therapy per week than is provided in an SNF.
Depending on the nature and severity of your injury or condition, your rehabilitation at HCA Midwest Health might involve:
- Physical therapy focusing on functional stability and mobility. We will help you to develop and regain physical strength, endurance and coordination. Your treatment plan will include therapeutic exercise and activities that will help you develop the strength and endurance needed to become more independent and mobile and active. Various modalities, such as electrical stimulation, ultrasound and manual therapy may also be used to reduce pain and improve function.
- Occupational therapy to help you with the activities of daily living and to restore arm and hand use. We use a combination of the latest therapies and approaches to help you cope with pain, loss of mobility and function. If you need special equipment for bathing, grooming, cooking or other tasks, we’ll make sure you and your family knows how to use it. We can also help make sure your home environment is safe by identifying any possible dangers.
Individual goals and outcomes can vary, but our overall goals for orthopedic patients include:
- Increasing strength and endurance
- Improving range of motion
- Providing skills to protect from re-injury
- Building on skills required for activities of daily living, such as dressing, cooking or hygiene
- Improving mobility, including the ability to transfer from a wheelchair to a chair, bed, tub, bed or car
- Promoting independence as much as possible with education and support services
- Identifying any needs you may have after you leave the hospital and making sure you and your family have the right support and resources