Therapy and Rehabilitation Services
If you’ve had surgery or are recovering from a serious injury or illness, activities you once took for granted can suddenly be difficult. Therapy and Rehabilitation Services at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center can help you return to the things that were once important to you and improve your quality of life.
Our goal is to help you become as active, independent and pain-free as possible. We know rehabilitation can be challenging and at times, frustrating. Our specially trained therapists from St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute are partners in your recovery and are committed to your success.
Our services are available to inpatients and outpatients of all ages. We develop individualized treatment plans with your input and based on your goals.
We specialize in treating people recovering from stroke and trauma, including brain injuries and spinal cord injuries.
Other common conditions we treat include:
- Balance disorders
- Cardiac disease
- Hand injuries
- Hip and knee repair/replacement
- Limb loss
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease
- Nerve disorders and diseases, such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Neuromuscular disease, such as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Pulmonary disease
- Speech, language and swallowing disorders
- Spinal cord injury
- Head trauma and other brain diseases
- Voice problems
We offer physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Your doctor will determine which types of therapy will benefit you the most. In all cases, we focus on helping you regain the strength, mobility and function you need to live a fulfilling life.
If you receive our services in the hospital, we encourage you to invite caregivers who will be assisting you at home to be part of your therapy sessions. This will allow them to learn how to best help you and increase their confidence.
When possible, we suggest you bring a change of clothes to the hospital for your therapy sessions. You’re likely to do best when you have your own clothes and are wearing shoes, and if necessary, your glasses.
Although we make every effort to minimize your discomfort, you may have some soreness and tiredness after your therapy sessions. This is part of our efforts to help you function to the best of your abilities.
Several types of therapists and rehabilitation specialists may be involved in your care:
- Physiatrist: a doctor who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation and will manage your rehabilitation care. This includes coordinating care with other doctors, therapists and practitioners.
- Occupational therapists: focus on helping you do activities of daily living, including tasks at home and work
- Physical therapists: focus on improving your strength, endurance, flexibility, balance and mobility
- Recreational therapists: focus on your quality of life, hobbies and interests as part of your recovery plan
- Speech-language pathologists: help improve speech, communication, cognition and swallowing
Hundreds of therapy professionals with St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute share their expertise with our team members and patients. St. Luke’s, an affiliate of Providence, is the region’s largest free-standing – and only Level I – trauma rehabilitation hospital with numerous outpatient locations throughout Spokane.