CaroMont Health offers a full range of rehabilitation services enabling patients to regain function as quickly and safely as possible following surgery, injury, or illness. Rehabilitation is a comprehensive program and an integral part of the recovery process that is designed specifically for each patient.
Our Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine department provides inpatient and outpatient care with specialized rehabilitative therapy. A team of physical, occupational, massage and speech therapists are available to assess, develop and evaluate therapy plans and educate patients.
- Cardiac Rehabilitation
- Pulmonary Rehabilitation
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Therapy
Types of Programs:
- Hand therapy
- Neck/back injuries
- Cognitive/memory retraining
- Sports Medicine
- Rehabilitation after stroke
- Lymphedema management
- Swallowing/voice therapy
- Wheelchair assessment
- Massage therapy
- Job site analysis/Functional Capacity Evaluation
CaroMont Health’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is for people who have had
- Heart surgery
- Heart attack
- Cardiac catheterization
- Other Cardiac procedures
The American Heart Association and other medical disciplines strongly recommend that all patients who have had one of these events attend cardiac rehabilitation. Studies have shown that five year survival rates and other positive outcome measures are doubled for patients who attend cardiac rehabilitation. A patient enrolled in this program acquires life changing skills that help him or her avoid future cardiac events. The patient also exercises in a medically supervised environment, in which clinicians monitor cardiac function while the heart is under stress. The rehabilitation staff regularly consults with the patient’s physician to make necessary adjustments to medications and the recovery regime. Specially trained nurses, therapists, nutritionists, and exercise professionals administer the program. These services are covered by most insurers. For more information call 704.671.7932.
CaroMont Health’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation program is for people with various lung diseases including:
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Pulmonary fibrosis
- Other lung diseases
A patient enrolled in this program acquires skills and education specific to managing his or her lung disease. Additionally, the patient exercises in a medically supervised environment. Numerous studies report that patients who complete pulmonary rehabilitation experience an improved quality of life, increased exercise capacity, and fewer hospitalization days. Respiratory therapists and specially trained nutritionists and nurses administer the program. The program is covered by most insurers. For more information call 704.671.7930.
Physical Therapy focuses on strength, mobility, and improving “gait”. The goal of physical is to increase independence and improve the quality of life by relieving pain and improving movement and function. Patients can begin therapy in the hospital and continue rehabilitation in the outpatient setting.
Physical therapists assist patients with:
- Mobility – getting in and out of bed, walking, going up and down stairs
- Pain Control – with the use of electrical stimulation, heat or other modalities
- Equipment – assessing the need for assistive devices like canes or walkers
- Family Education – instruct family members on how to assist patients with functional tasks at home
- Home Exercise – devise an appropriate home program to improve strength, balance, and endurance
Occupational Therapy focuses on daily activities and regaining independence.
Occupational therapists assist patients with:
- Activities of Daily Living – increase independence in daily activities such as bathing, dressing and eating
- Equipment – suggest and instruct in the use of adaptive equipment to increase independence in activities of daily living
- Exercise – develop an exercise program to decrease swelling and increase strength, range of motion, coordination and dexterity of the arms and upper body
Speech Therapy is used to evaluate and treat communication, speech and swallowing disorders caused by injuries or illnesses.
Speech therapists assist patients with:
- Swallowing – determine if food/liquid is being swallowed safely and effectively
- Speech/language – determine treatment strategies to improve verbal and nonverbal communication skills
- Speech production
- Word-finding skills