At Providence Mount Carmel Hospital, we know it’s important for you to get back to the activities that you enjoy following an illness, injury or surgery. We also know how important it is for children who have delays or difficulties to be able to play, move, communicate and participate in activities with their families. We know that this is a lot easier to do with the help of a team.
Our rehabilitation team offers physical, occupational and speech therapies to help you or your child gain or regain strength and skills needed to function. We also help you gain self-confidence — an important part of healing.
We know that you can achieve the best outcome when you are motivated to achieve goals that are important to you. We understand that many conditions that challenge you physically also challenge you psychologically, so emotional support and coaching are important parts of the care we provide.
We base our plan on what’s most important to you. We’ll listen, offer encouragement and are a source of support. Our goal is to help you meet your goals and get back to the activities that mean the most to you!
Some of the conditions we treat include:
- Balance issues
- Chronic pain
- Heart disease
- Injury to bone, joint or muscle
- Joint replacement or other surgical repairs
- Parkinson’s disease
- Swallowing difficulties
- Traumatic brain injury
If you are a parent, we also treat most pediatric-onset conditions, including delay in meeting speech and motor milestones, torticollis, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, motor or speech difficulties due to autism and orthopedic injuries.
We evaluate your condition to determine which services are most appropriate for you.
At Providence Mount Carmel Hospital, both inpatient and outpatient services are available. Our services include
- Occupational therapy, including hand therapy and treatment of pediatric conditions
- Physical therapy, including treatment of orthopedic, pediatric and neurologic conditions, lymphedema management, post-concussion management, and therapy for fall prevention and dizziness
- Speech-language pathology for adults and children who have cognitive or communication difficulties.
We offer inpatient services as soon as possible when you enter the hospital. Our focus is on helping you move well and complete activities like dressing, bathing and feeding.
The goal is to help make it possible for you to return home safely. If it isn’t the best option — at least right away — we help you get to the appropriate facility to continue your rehabilitation.
Offering guidance and support to your family is an important part of our work. We want everyone to feel prepared to help you meet your care needs once you leave the hospital.
Many people have questions about outpatient rehab. Here are answers to common questions we receive.
Appointments usually run 45 minutes.
Movement and activity are key to improvement, so we encourage as much active participation as possible. Passive treatments, such as heat and massage, may feel good temporarily, but they aren’t long-term solutions. It is important for you to be an active part of your recovery, so we will give you a program that you can work on at home. We have found that patients who follow through with these activities have a quicker, more complete recovery.
We complete a thorough evaluation to determine if rehabilitation services are likely to help you. We have quite a few patients who arrive skeptical that we will be able to help and leave surprised about the progress they have made.
We do our best to minimize your discomfort, occasionally when you are first moving in ways you haven’t moved in a while, you may experience an increase in discomfort. Most of the time this is a normal response, but please let your therapist know that this has happened, so they can adapt your program if needed.
Imaging tests don’t always identify problems or help us determine what’s most likely to help you, but that information can come out of a thorough evaluation.