The Rehabilitation Medicine program helps patients regain function that has been impaired or limited due to medical conditions or injuries. Our rehabilitation specialists will help you maximize your physical abilities, using a full range of interventions and approaches in a nurturing environment. Many of our patients do not need surgery to receive these services, but for those who do, we offer rehabilitation both before and after surgery, or as part of a care plan after you’ve been discharge. If you have been discharged from home-health visits, you may qualify for continued outpatient rehabilitation care at the medical center.
We also provide innovative, personalized rehabilitation services for vertigo (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, or BPPV) and arm lymphedema associated with cancer and cancer treatment.
Our medically structured, individualized cardiac rehabilitation program assists patients recovering from various cardiac conditions. Our professional staff of cardiac nurses and exercise physiologists will lead you through a program of exercise and education, which will allow you to return to an active and healthy life. Nurses and exercise physiologists work closely with your cardiologist to guide you through the program. If you have one of these conditions you may benefit from cardiac rehabilitation:
- Heart attack
- Bypass surgery
- Heart transplant
- Heart-lung transplant
- Stent placement
- Stable angina
- Congestive heart failure
Your needs will be evaluated by our staff and a personalized rehabilitation program that is consistent with your doctor’s orders will be developed. Our cardiac nurses and exercise physiologists will lead you through a monitored, progressive exercise program, based on your current fitness level and goals. You will exercise up to three days a week for up to an hour each day, and your program may include cardiovascular and strength training exercises. Our nurses and physiologists will closely monitor your heart rhythm, blood pressure, and blood sugar as needed.
Exercise works best in combination with education. Throughout the program, our staff discuss topics such as diet, medication, and the effects of daily stress on your heart. A dietitian is available to suggest meals and heart-healthy recipes, and a diabetes educator is available to advise you on diet and insulin schedules. An optional exercise program for individuals who have completed their supervised program or have a cardiac condition that does not require close monitoring is available. The maintenance program provides a supervised and safe environment for regular exercise. Benefits of exercise may include:
- Improved angina
- Weight loss
- Decreased stress levels
- Lower blood sugar levels
- Lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels
- Increased stamina and energy
- Improved overall health
- Quicker return to work and leisure activities
- Higher self-esteem, confidence, and sense of well-being
Our cardiac rehabilitation facility is equipped with cardiovascular equipment, including treadmills, elliptical trainers, stationary bikes, nu-steps, rowers, light weights, and resistance training machines. Showers are available for your convenience.
Outpatient cardiac rehabilitation is available:
- Monday, Wednesday: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Friday: 7 a.m.- 12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
- Tuesday, Thursday: 7 a.m.-12 p.m. (maintenance only)
Physical therapy helps reduce pain and restore strength and mobility to your body. Our physical therapists will tailor a program to meet your individual needs and teach you how to prevent or manage your condition over the long term. People benefit from physical therapy for these and other conditions:
- Heart surgery
- Total hip replacement
- Total knee replacement
- Hip fracture
- Spinal surgery
- Rotator cuff repair
- Joint replacements
Outpatient physical therapy is available:
- Monday, Wednesday: 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Tuesday, Thursday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Friday: 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Occupational therapy can help individuals experiencing difficulties with everyday activities following illness or surgery and address cognitive impairments. Our of occupational therapists can help you return to an independent life by assisting with the following:
- Activities like dressing, bathing, and cooking
- Fine motor skills, like typing on a computer
- Difficulties after hand injury, including carpal tunnel syndrome
- Making tasks at home easier, with grab bars, weighted utensils, and other tools
- Cognitive difficulties, including memory and attention problems
Outpatient occupational therapy is available Monday-Friday by appointment.
Speech therapy is offered to those who have communication and swallowing problems, which may have occurred as a result of stroke, head injury, developmental delay, or degenerative conditions, like Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis. We help adults with speech difficulties and assist in comprehending speech, reading, and writing.
If you have trouble swallowing, you may be at risk of aspiration where you breathe food into your lungs and could develop pneumonia. At Englewood Hospital we use an advanced video X-ray technique to evaluate swallowing difficulties. The video endoscopy swallowing test takes place in the Radiology Department with a speech therapist and radiologist.
Outpatient speech therapy is available Monday-Friday by appointment.
Our multidisciplinary team consisting of respiratory therapists, an exercise physiologist, and a physician specializing in lung disease, educates and treats patients with breathing difficulties. Our goal is to help participants learn how to overcome respiratory issues that limit their everyday lives. You may be eligible for this program if breathing difficulties interfere with the normal activities of your daily life. Pulmonary rehabilitation has an essential role in the promotion of optimal pulmonary and cardiovascular health and fitness. Benefits may include:
- Reduction in respiratory symptoms and hospitalizations
- Enhanced ability to carry out activities of daily living and improved quality of life
- Increased exercise ability
- Better understanding of your lung condition
- Increased knowledge of prescribed medications and possible reduced use of oxygen
- Reduction of anxiety and depression
- Enhanced socialization and therefore employment opportunities
- Improved self-image
Our respiratory specialists will evaluate and develop a care plan designed to meet your specific needs. Sessions may include but are not limited to:
- Breath control training
- Coughing and airway clearance
- Respiratory medication education
- Nutrition education
- Adequate hydration instruction
- Oxygen therapy
We also give instructions on how to do chest physical therapy. A maintenance program is available for all patients for long-term support. We can assist you in scheduling any tests you may need.
For more information on the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, please call 201-894-3805.
Our outpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation program provides individualized care in a child-friendly environment. Based on a therapy-specific prescription by your pediatrician, we offer physical, occupational, and speech therapy to address your child’s gross or fine motor skills, developmental delay, neuromuscular conditions, speech, or other difficulties. Our interdisciplinary team will evaluate your child, provide personalized therapy, and involve the family in the therapy program.
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center participates in most major insurance and managed care plans. Patients should verify coverage with their individual caregivers. Please contact us with any specific questions you may have at 201-894-3031.
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