Rehabilitation Team


Direct all aspects of the rehabilitation program. Physiatrists are board-certified physicians specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation, whose primary goal is restoring the body to optimal function.

Nurse Case Managers

Follow the clinical progress and the goals achieved with the therapy team. They discuss progress with insurance providers and review discharge needs for required approval of coverage. They serve as advocates and act as an information resource.

Rehabilitation Nurses

Nurses have special knowledge to help improve existing abilities, promote health and prevent further injury. They reinforce alternative ways to move-about, proper skin care and medications.

Physical Therapists

Work to strengthen the large muscles in the lower body and emphasize gait training and improved balance. They evaluate strength, endurance, coordination and range of motion in order to acheive the best outcome from therapy.

Occupational Therapists

Concentrate on upper-body strengthening. They ensure that the patient will be as independent as possible in daily living activities, which include bathing, dressing, toileting, grooming and eating. In addition, they may assess cognitive and perceptual skills.

Speech Therapists

Treat communication impairments, which may include difficulty in speaking, understanding, thinking, reasoning, memory, reading, writing or mathematics. They provide exercises to improve speech quality and memory. They assess your swallowing skills, and collaborate with dietitians regarding recommended diet and liquid consistencies to ensure safe swallowing.

Social Workers

Provide assistance to the patient and family with emotional, financial, family issues and coordination of family meetings.