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Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy

Baylor Medical Center at Irving

 
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Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit 

The rehabilitation department is an 18-bed unit, capable of accommodation bariatric patients, providing a minimum of three hours of multi-disciplinary treatment each day.  The department is designed to increase patient independence and safety transition them back to the community discharge.

We offer a team approach, led by a physiatrist, which allows us to closely monitor the patient's progress to help maximize program effectiveness.

The treatment team evaluates the patient's abilities and then designs an individualized rehabilitation program to help each patient reach their goals in an efficient time and manner. Bi-weekly, the patient's progress is assessed in the areas of medical management, self-care skills, mobility skills, communication and cognition with a concentrated focus on discharge planning.

The team Includes:
  • Physiatrist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Speech Therapist
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Care Coordinator
  • Social Worker
  • Nursing
Program activities Include:
  • Gait training
  • Strengthening
  • Orthotics
  • Bathing and dressing retraining
  • Home living skills retraining
  • Feeding and swallowing therapy
  • Speech, language and cognitive therapy