Comprehensive rehabilitation services in Independence, Missouri

At Centerpoint Medical Center, our team of physical therapists and rehabilitation (rehab) specialists are skilled in a variety of rehab therapies designed to improve your quality of life. We're here to help you regain function or decrease pain because of an injury or chronic health condition.

For more information about our outpatient rehab services, call (816) 698-8878.

Recognition


Centerpoint Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national healthcare quality and safety standards.

We have also been recognized with Healthgrades' Patient Safety Excellence Award for superior performance in preventing the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications for patients during hospital stays.

Individualized inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation

Whatever your condition, abilities or needs, we’re committed to helping you regain the highest possible level of independence and functionality. From your first visit, we will work with you one-on-one to set goals for range of motion, balance and other signs of progress. We design individualized inpatient and outpatient treatment programs to help you meet those objectives.

You can begin rehab while you’re at the hospital and continue outpatient rehab therapy after you return home. We can also educate and work with your family members and caregivers, who will help you take care of you at home while you’re working toward your goals.

Our inpatient rehab unit

Inpatient rehab care is also known as hospital-level or acute rehab care. This sophisticated level of care is not available in other settings, such as nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living centers or extended care centers. Our inpatient rehab unit—the only one in Independence, Missouri—serves patients recovering from surgery, stroke, heart attack, trauma and other serious health conditions.

We combine the latest techniques, state-of-the-art equipment and a multidisciplinary team to create an innovative and unique program. We focus on helping you do the things you want to do most by addressing your individual traits, passions and values. We always involve you, your family and your referring physician in every step of the recovery process.

Our inpatient program offers:

  • 24-hour nursing supervision with physician oversight
  • An intensive therapy program available five to six days a week, three hours per day, scheduled in 30- to 60-minute sessions
  • A continuum of inpatient and outpatient programs as you progress through your recovery journey

Inpatient recovery in a comfortable atmosphere

Our inpatient unit offers spacious treatment areas, private rooms with in-suite bathrooms and a lounge for family gatherings. All of these amenities contribute to a comfortable rehab experience. To help you achieve your goals and re-learn everyday tasks, our rehab specialists use state-of-the-art rehab technologies in a home-like setting. Our inpatient rehab includes:

  • A complete simulation apartment
  • A dedicated dining room
  • A fitness center
  • Virtual reality fitness technology

Our rehabilitation specialties

The licensed therapists on our rehab team work closely with you and your doctors to ensure you get the best care and support possible. Your unique care plan might include one or more of the following rehab therapies.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy involves a variety of methods to help you meet your goals and improve strength, function, mobility and fitness. Our physical therapists work with doctors to provide rehab services and meet your unique needs.

Physical therapy can include:

  • Aquatic therapy
  • Joint mobilization
  • Manual therapy
  • Orthopedic care education
  • Pelvic floor therapy
  • Sports medicine
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Training to use a prosthetic device, walker, crutches or wheelchair
  • Vestibular and balance retraining

Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy (OT) is designed to improve the skills needed for daily activities and self-care. Occupational therapists help patients with physical and developmental conditions live independently.

Our OT team consists of specially trained therapists, including a certified hand therapist and a LANA-certified lymphedema specialist, who use the latest technologies to assess your condition and develop a treatment plan. OT can include:

  • Adaptive equipment usage
  • Exercise
  • Family education
  • Hand and upper extremity therapy and orthopedic splinting
  • Sensorimotor skills
  • Specialized lymphedema therapy

Speech therapy

Speech therapy helps with speech, cognitive, communication and swallowing disorders. Our speech-language pathologists diagnose, evaluate and create individualized treatment plans to improve your speaking, understanding, reading, writing and swallowing abilities.

The Voice and Swallowing Care Center provides specialized, advanced equipment to evaluate voice and swallowing disorders. Our speech-language pathologists also collaborate with ear, nose and throat physicians (otolaryngologists) to treat a wide range of conditions.

Integrative therapy

Integrative therapy focuses on your overall wellness to improve your quality of life. Our team of specialists helps you focus on health and wellness throughout your health journey. We also offer wellness opportunities to complement your current treatment plan.

The Center for Integrative Therapy offers a variety of services, including:

  • Biofeedback
  • Exercise programs within our comprehensive Health & Fitness Center, including aquatic classes
  • Group therapy
  • Guided imagery
  • Integrative medicine
  • Massage therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
  • Nutrition and cooking classes
  • Pain management
  • Strength assessment
  • Stress assessment and management
  • Weight loss management

Specialized rehab programs

To help you recover from certain medical conditions and surgeries, our hospital offers specialty rehab programs, such as cancer recovery, our neurological care team's brain recovery rehab and our orthopedic care team's bone and joint rehab.

Physical therapy and rehabilitation at HCA Midwest

Rehabilitation refers to the process of helping a patient recover from a serious injury or illness. Patients often have to regain strength and learn new ways of completing normal, daily activities. Physical therapy, a branch of rehabilitation, focuses on building strength and mobility after disease, injury or surgery.

Learn about Physical therapy and rehabilitation