Successful rehabilitation is a team effort. It comes from the collaboration of determined patients, supportive families, and experienced, compassionate healthcare workers. We are exceptionally proud of the world-class rehabilitation team at The Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial University Medical Center.
Occupational therapists help patients develop their physical resources to improve or maintain their daily living skills. These therapists help people with self-care training such as basic feeding, hygiene, dressing, safety awareness, mobility, memory, visual-spatial awareness, balance, driving, and the use of orthotic equipment.
Our physical therapists thoroughly assess every patient to determine his or her current level of function and potential for improvement. Once the patient’s needs are identified, physical therapists create treatment plans with well-defined goals to help the patient maximize his or her abilities. Physical therapists help with neuromuscular re-education, spinal cord rehabilitation, balance and vestibular issues, gait training, wound care, pain control, prosthetic training, joint mobilization, patient and family education, and much more.
Rehabilitation nursing is a specialized practice within the scope of professional nursing. The goal of rehabilitation nursing is to help people restore and maintain the best health possible.
Rehabilitation nurses are skilled in treating changes in functional ability and lifestyle that may result from physical disability or chronic illness. They provide comfort, promote health, support adaptive capabilities, and promote achievable independence. Rehabilitation nurses also educate patients about medications, diagnoses, disease processes, and recovery. And, they reinforce the teaching and training initiated by other treatment professionals.
Speech language pathologists help people who have disorders that affect their speech, language, voice, swallowing, and more. They may work with people who have experienced a stroke, swallowing disorders, chronic hoarseness, vocal nodules or polyps, dysphonia, or laryngectomy.