Many of our patients come to ICON following severe illness or injury. Our team works to assist patients and families on their road to recovery as well as to prepare them for the next level of care. Physical, Occupational, Speech Therapists and Rehab Aides make up the hospital based team that provides rehabilitative care to those patients that are identified as medically stable and appropriate for therapy.
All therapists are nationally certified, state licensed, and have graduated from an accredited college or university. The rehab staff is highly trained in caring for medically complex patients and provide the best care at the opportune time. Our services are individually tailored to each patient based on current functional status, medical status, and activity tolerance. Therapy services can be provided at varying levels of time and intensity based on patient needs.
Any specialized rehab equipment or supplies required by our patients are available and include feeding and dressing equipment, dependent lifts, specialized chairs and walking devices. In conjunction with a mutlidisciplinary team, therapy is able to provide services to patients on ventilators, with significant wounds and a variety of ailments. Throughout the hospital stay, therapy works closely with the hospital team to identify and recommend the next step for the patients, including transitions to home, inpatient rehab and other environments.
Provides services to help patients regain strength and function through various exercises. Here at ICON Hospital, physical therapy focuses on the patient's ability to move around including getting out of bed, sitting, standing, walking and stair climbing. We also focus on training family members and caregivers to assist their loved ones.
Provides services to help patients groom, dress, and bathe themselves. Some patients may learn to do cleaning, cooking and laundry. Occupational therapy focuses on the activities that a person must complete before returning home safely. We also focus on training caregivers and families to maximize the patient's safety.
Provides services to patients that have difficulty swallowing or communicating. At ICON, speech therapy is able to oversee modified barium swallow to evaluate the patient's ability to swallow. This assists the physician with proper selection of safe diet and food consistencies. Our speech therapists are also experts at helping patients on ventilators communicate.