Physical therapists (PT), occupational therapists (OT), and speech language pathologists (SLP) participate in the care of our patients at all levels at Nexus Specialty Hospital with the valued input from physicians and nurses. Each therapist has received specialized training allowing for sophisticated decision-making with a breadth of knowledge. Our patients benefit from therapeutic interventions starting in the critical care setting and continuing through the hospital’s continuum of care.
The focus of rehabilitation is to maximize each patient’s functional independence while providing necessary education to patients and families.
Physical Therapy identifies strength, range of motion (ROM) and balance deficits; impairments in functional mobility, gait and endurance and assesses safety awareness.
Occupational Therapy examines upper extremity dysfunction, deficits in functional mobility and coordination, and identifies appropriate DME needs.
Speech Language Pathologists treat dysfunctions specific to speech, language, cognition and swallowing. Each discipline assists the patient and family with identifying and transitioning to the appropriate next level of care as smoothly as possible.