When you or a loved one are in the hospital, your provider may refer you to rehabilitation services for physical, occupational or speech-language therapy.
Inpatient occupational therapy services
Inpatient occupational therapists provide evaluations and treatment in the following areas: cardiology, critical care units, medical/surgery, neurology, oncology, orthopaedics, pediatrics and vascular service. Our occupational therapists can see you in your patient room or our clinic.
Evaluation and treatment focus on your functional activities such as bathing, dressing, writing, holding eating utensils, and ways to compensate for visual and perceptual deficits. Equipment can be provided by the occupational therapist that will help you adapt to your condition and increase your independence performing daily tasks. By participating in self-care and purposeful activities while in the hospital, you can improve functional skills, develop endurance and prevent future injury.
Inpatient physical therapy
Inpatient physical therapists can help you with your rehabilitation needs in orthopaedics, neuroscience, oncology, intensive care units, cardiac, general and vascular surgery, pediatrics, general psychology and medical specialties. We can see you for evaluation and treatment in your patient room or the inpatient gym.
Inpatient speech and language pathology
Speech and language pathology (SLP) provides therapy for a wide variety of conditions that affect your speech, your ability to understand and generate language and your ability to swallow. We also assess difficulties with mental processing that may relate to stroke or traumatic brain injury.
These may include difficulties with:
- Mental processing
- Understanding and communicating both verbally and in writing