Specialty Rehabilitation Programs

Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital features dedicated rehabilitation programs for patients recovering from amputations, brain and spinal-cord injuries, complex orthopedic injuries, and stroke.

These programs are designed to meet your unique needs while restoring your confidence, mobility and strength. Like all our rehabilitation programs, they emphasize a minimum of 15 hours of rehabilitation therapy each week to help you improve functional ability and return home as soon as possible.

Below are highlights of our specialty rehabilitation programs.

Amputee Rehabilitation

  • Dedicated multidisciplinary treatment team including:
    • Physiatrist (physical medicine and rehabilitation physician)
    • Consulting physician specialists
    • Prosthetist
    • Orthotist
    • Rehabilitation nurses to provide 24-hour nursing care
    • Psychologist to assist with behavioral, emotional and social issues
    • Physical therapist to assist with increasing strength and mobility
    • Occupational therapist to assist with increasing everyday living skills
    • Case manager to assist with discharge planning
    • Dietitian to provide nutritional education and counseling
    • Patient and family education and training
  • Beautifully appointed private rooms with private bathrooms and Internet connection
  • State-of-the-art technology
  • A focus on community reintegration
  • Involvement with the amputee support team
  • Wound and skin management
  • Pain management
  • Prosthetic prescription and fitting
  • Multipurpose lounge  
  • Transitional living suite (designed to simulate a home environment)

Brain-Injury Program

  • Dedicated multidisciplinary treatment team including:
    • Physiatrist (physical medicine and rehabilitation physician)
    • Consulting physician specialists
    • Rehabilitation nurses providing 24-hour nursing care
    • Psychologists to assist with behavioral, emotional and social issues
    • Physical therapist to assist with increasing strength and mobility
    • Occupational therapist to assist with increasing everyday living skills
    • Speech and language pathologists to assist with communication and cognition, facial movement and swallowing
    • Respiratory therapist
    • Case manager to assist with discharge planning
    • Dietitian to provide nutrition education and counseling
    • Patient and family education and training
  • A focus on community reintegration
  • Transitional living suite (designed to simulate a home environment)
  • Cognitive orientation and sensory group
  • State-of-the-art technology and safety features
  • Dedicated unit featuring 14 private rooms with private bathrooms
  • Multipurpose lounge
  • Low-stimulation therapeutic gym

Neurological Rehabilitation

Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital provides a wide range of treatment programs to assist patients with neurological conditions and those living with a neurological disorder. Following are some of the most common conditions we treat:

  • Parkinson’s (newly diagnosed or exacerbated)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (newly diagnosed or exacerbated)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Polio
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Myasthenia Gravis

Mercy takes a multidisciplinary approach to patient care and our rehabilitation programs are always customized to your specific condition.

Program features:

  • Dedicated multidisciplinary treatment team including:
    • Physiatrist (physical medicine and rehabilitation physician)
    • Consulting physician specialists
    • Rehabilitation nurses to provide 24-hour nursing care
    • Psychologists to assist with behavioral, emotional and social issues
    • Physical therapist to assist with increasing strength and mobility
    • Occupational therapist to assist with increasing everyday living skills
    • Speech and language pathologists to assist with communication and cognition, facial movement and swallowing
    • Respiratory therapist
    • Case manager to assist with discharge planning
    • Dietitian to provide nutrition education and counseling
    • Patient and family education and training
  • Medical management by physiatrist and consulting physicians
  • Consultation with neurologist, as needed
  • Beautifully appointed private rooms with private bathrooms and internet connection
  • A focus on community reintegration
  • Multipurpose lounge
  • Transitional living suite (designed to simulate a home environment)

Orthopedic Rehabilitation

  • Dedicated multidisciplinary treatment team including, but not limited to:
    • Physiatrist (physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor)
    • Consulting physician specialists
    • Rehabilitation nurses to provide 24 hour nursing care
    • Psychologists to assist with behavioral, emotional and social issues
    • Physical therapist to assist with increasing strength and mobility
    • Occupational therapist to assist with increasing everyday living skills
    • Respiratory therapist
    • Case manager to assist with discharge planning
    • Dietician to provide nutrition education and counseling
    • Patient and family education and training
  • State-of-the-art orthopedic rehabilitation technology
  • A focus on community reintegration
  • Pain and wound management
  • Multipurpose lounge
  • Transitional living suite designed to simulate a home environment
  • Patient and family education and training

Physical Rehabilitation

For quality inpatient rehabilitation, patients and families can turn to Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital - Springfield’s newest, state-of-the-art rehabilitation facility. Our licensed and certified rehabilitation professionals provide comprehensive physical therapy for a variety of patient needs.

We use a multidisciplinary approach to treatment. Depending on your needs, you may receive care from several different rehabilitation specialists, including:

  • Physicians specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech and language pathologists
  • Clinical dietitians
  • Psychologists to assist with behavioral, emotional and social issues
  • Rehabilitation nurses

Each patient is assigned a personal case worker to help coordinate every aspect of his/her rehabilitation treatment, from admission to discharge.

The goals of the physical rehabilitation program are determined by your specific level of injury, with an emphasis on restoring your functional independence and ability to perform daily tasks.

Spinal-cord Rehabilitation

Mercy’s spinal-cord rehabilitation program treats patients with both degenerative and traumatic spinal injuries. We provide a coordinated, specialized program to help you realize your full physical, emotional and psychological ability.

Program features:

  • Dedicated multidisciplinary treatment team includes:
    • Physiatrist (physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor)
    • Consulting physician specialists
    • Rehabilitation nurses to provide 24-hour nursing care
    • Psychologists to assist with behavioral, emotional and social issues
    • Physical therapist to assist with increasing strength and mobility
    • Occupational therapist to assist with increasing everyday living skills
    • Speech and language pathologists to assist with communication and cognition, facial movement and swallowing
    • Respiratory therapist
    • Case manager to assist with discharge planning
    • Dietician to provide nutrition education and counseling
  • State-of-the-art spinal-rehabilitation technology
  • A focus on community reintegration
  • Pain management
  • Transitional living suite designed to simulate a home environment
  • Patient and family education and training
  • Equipment and home evaluations
  • Multipurpose lounge
  • Private rooms with private bathrooms
  • Dedicated rooms built to assist with transfers

Stroke Rehabilitation

Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital’s dedicated stroke unit helps patients regain functional independence following a stroke.

Our services include:

  • Prevention, recognition, assessment and treatment of conditions related to stroke and its complications
  • Working with you to help manage your risk factors for a recurrent stroke
  • Helping you regain the highest level of functional independence possible by addressing impairments to your cognitive, memory and language skills, swallowing and your balance and motor function

Our dedicated multidisciplinary treatment team includes:

  • Physiatrist (physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor)
  • Consulting physician specialists
  • Rehabilitation nurse
  • Psychologists to assist with behavioral, emotional, and social issues
  • Physical therapist to assist with increasing strength and mobility
  • Occupational therapist to assist with increasing everyday living skills
  • Respiratory therapist
  • Speech and language pathologist to assist with cognition and communication, facial movement and swallowing
  • Case manager to assist with discharge planning
  • Dietician to provide nutrition education and counseling
  • Pet therapy

Burn Rehabilitation

  • Dedicated multidisciplinary treatment team includes:
    • Physiatrist (physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor)
    • Consulting physician specialists
    • Rehabilitation nurses to provide 24-hour nursing care
    • Psychologists to assist with behavioral, emotional and social issues
    • Physical therapist to assist with increasing strength and mobility
    • Occupational therapist to assist with increasing everyday living skills
    • Speech and language pathologists to assist with communication and cognition, facial movement and swallowing
    • Respiratory therapist
    • Case manager to assist with discharge planning
    • Dietician to provide nutrition education and counseling
  • State-of-the-art burn rehabilitation technology
  • A focus on community reintegration
  • Pain management
  • Transitional living suite designed to simulate a home environment
  • Patient and family education and training
  • Equipment and home evaluations
  • Private rooms with private bathrooms

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