Therapy Services | Rehabilitation

Wexner Rehabilitation has earned a reputation for excellence due to our team of highly skilled and experienced therapists who assist each patient to reach their individualized goals for speedy recovery.

Our rehabilitation therapy services are designed to produce positive outcomes for patients such as:
  • Improved mobility
  • Improved ability to do self-care tasks
  • Tools to prevent further complications
  • Managing pain
  • The ability to cope with the disease process
  • Providing encouragement and support through a team approach

Our 2,600-square-foot rehabilitation gym is in use 7 days a week and about 40 percent of our patients receive some type of therapy every day.

That, combined with therapists who have at least 10 years of experience, means that our patients spend an average of 25 days at Wexner Rehabilitation, 18 days less than the national average. And, 96 percent of our patients report that when they leave our facility, they are able to return directly to their previous living arrangements.

Within 24 hours of your arrival at Wexner Rehabilitation, you will be seen and evaluated by one or more therapist who will create a comprehensive, individualized plan for your recovery that includes how often and what type of therapy you will receive.



Types of Rehabilitation Therapy Services


Physical Therapy, probably the most commonly known form of rehabilitation therapy, is the treatment of disease or disability through therapy and exercise. Individualized treatments may include:

  • Training in mobility, gait stability, posture and positioning
  • Exercise programs to increase muscle function, coordination and endurance
  • Joint and soft tissue mobilization to increase range of motion
  • Wound care
  • Pain management

Occupational Therapy is designed to help patients regain or learn new skills needed to adapt to their social and physical environment. Occupational therapists enhance patient functionality through:
  • Education and training in areas such as dressing, bathing, eating and grooming
  • Activities for memory, orientation and cognitive integration
  • Adaptive techniques or equipment to overcome physical disabilities
  • Strengthening and coordination exercises
  • Exercises to reduce the effects of arthritis or other conditions and to maintain normal joint movement

Speech Therapy helps patients regain or strengthen their ability to communicate with ease and clarity and addresses swallowing dysfunction. Treatment plans are designed for individual needs, such as:
  • Recovery of speech, language and memory skills
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication, including programs for the hearing impaired
  • Oral muscle strength and functioning required for speaking and swallowing
  • Appropriate diet recommendations for safe swallowing

Respiratory Therapy is designed to help patients with chronic conditions or those recovering from an illness or cardiac event to improve lung function and quality of breathing. Individualized programs may include:
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Dietary counseling to improve breathing and lung function
  • Education in specific disease management/self care issues
  • Breathing control techniques designed to reduce stress and apprehension

Call 614-559-5600 or send us an email at rehab@whv.org for more information about our rehabilitation services.

Care Coordination

Care Coordination refers to the management of a patient's care during the transition from one care setting to another.  For our patients, that means a focus on your care when you transfer from the hospital to Wexner Rehabilitation, and from Wexner Rehabilitation to home.
 
Before you arrive, our Care Coordination Team coordinates every detail of your admission to Wexner Rehabilitation.   Our admissions office communicates with your hospital discharge planner, reviews  your clinical records and verifies your insurance benefits.

While you are here, your healthcare team - including doctors, nurses, therapists, social workers and dieticians - will work with you and your family to develop personalized goals and strategies to get you back home as close to your prior level of function as possible. At the same time, our case managers will facilitate communication between you,  your healthcare team and your insurance company to assure your medical needs are met and you receive your maximum insurance benefit.

We know that patients who are more involved in
their health care are happier with their health
care decisions and are more likely to follow
treatment plans, which can lead to
better health outcomes.
 
When you are ready to go home, our social workers will coordinate your discharge to make sure you have the education, equipment and services you need for a smooth transition and continued success.  They can connect you with Wexner Home Care and, if appropriate, arrange for in-home therapy assessments  prior to your discharge.

 

When You Get Home


We want to ensure that your experience at Wexner Rehabilitation is as pleasant and professional as possible, and that you leave not only healthier, but satisfied with your care. You will receive a Patient Satisfaction Survey in the mail shortly after your stay with us. Please take a moment to complete this survey and return it. We rely on your feedback to help us improve the quality of care provided to our patients and families.

To read what  patients and their families say about Wexner Rehabilitation, browse our Success Stories. Or, if you would like to share your own experiences, we invite you to click here to Share Your Story.