Therapy and Services

Therapy offered at GRMC’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit

Occupational Therapy (OT) – Therapy focused on training patients in techniques to complete self-care skills for activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, as well as eating and food preparation. Therapists will also address cognitive and perceptual deficits, fine motor skills and strength deficits.

Physical Therapy (PT) – Therapy centralized on mobility, such as walking, transferring from various surfaces, stair climbing and balance deficits.

Speech/Language pathologists (SLP) – Therapy concentrated in language, communication, speech, voice, cognition (problem solving and memory) and swallowing disorders.

Respiratory Therapy (RT) – Therapy assisting patients with respiratory muscle weakness, airway management or other breathing problems.

What you can expect from your rehabilitation service

Physician services – The inpatient rehabilitation unit is under the direction of a board certified Physical Medicine physician, Xin Zhang, MD, who specializes in special branch of medicine emphasizing the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders that produce temporary or permanent functional impairment. Dr. Zang works with patients that have had strokes, hip fractures, multiple sclerosis, joint replacements, amputations, cardiac and/or pulmonary rehabilitation, and Parkinson’s Disease. She is focused on patient-centered care by maximizing independence and mobility with the goal of returning patients to their own homes and families.

Case management – Case managers coordinate your care and work with you and your family regarding discharge planning. The case manager also helps acquire necessary equipment as well as follow-up care after discharge.

Rehabilitation nursing – Our rehab nurses provide 24-hour care under the direction of the rehabilitation physician and teach patients and families how to manage health care needs after leaving the hospital.

Nutritional services – Our dietician assists patients and families to develop proper diets and menus to help prevent future health problems.

Family/caregiver training – The therapy team works with patients, their family and loved ones prior to discharge to educate on how to best transition from our rehabilitation center to living comfortably in your home.

Home assessments – Therapists may accompany patients to their homes prior to discharge in order to make recommendations to ease the transition home.