Inpatient Rehabilitation Services
At Olympia Medical Center, we treat patients either after surgical procedures or with non-surgical conditions that require rehabilitation services. Our experienced licensed physical, occupational and speech pathology therapists are well trained to provide the highest quality of care and treatments in a variety of orthopedic, neurological, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and other physical ailments. Our goal is to provide superior, multidisciplinary rehabilitation services to our patients before they are discharged to their homes or other facilities.
Rehabilitation Services: 323-932-5086
Our skilled physical therapy team assist and teach patients how to perform certain physical activities such as getting in and out of bed and/or chair, walking with appropriate assistive devices as needed, and provide training for balance, coordination, strengthening and endurance with emphasis on safety and comfort. Our goal is to improve our patients’ ability to be independent and safe when they are discharged from the hospital. We help patients and family, in conjunction with our social service and case management departments, to ensure a proper follow up care, such as referral to a nursing home, arrange for home-therapy and, as indicated, special equipment (walker, cane, commode).
Our Occupational Therapy team helps our patients to improve their ability to perform activities of daily living such as: bathing, grooming, dressing and hygiene tasks. Additionally, we teach our patients how to improve upper extremity strength and coordination. We train them in working with equipment/ assistive devices such as Sock- Aid, “Reacher” (assist to reach objects when patients experiencing limited arm or hand motion), long handled bath sponge, high-toilet- seat.
Speech Language Pathology
Our Speech Language Pathology team assists patients to improve their speech, language, thinking and communication skills as well as with voice and/or swallowing difficulties. We evaluate and treat patients as needed and advise them in continuation of care, if needed, when discharged from the hospital. If indicated, we also perform bedside / clinical swallow evaluations and Videofluoroscopy swallow studies (to check if food is going into patient’s airway instead of the stomach- called aspiration)