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Rehabilitation and Complex Medical Management

Rehabilitation and Complex Medical Management

Rehabilitation at the Specialty Hospital at Levindale is life changing. Comprehensive treatment is provided to patients with catastrophic injuries and lengthy illnesses or to those who need post-surgical care. Medical personnel work closely with licensed therapists to create individualized treatment programs for each patient.

Conditions Treated

Levindale’s rehabilitation professionals serve patients with a wide variety of diagnoses and rehabilitation needs including:

  • Ventilator dependency

  • Oncology

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Parkinson’s disease

  • Heart conditions

  • Prosthetics or orthotics

  • Swallowing disorders

  • Total joint replacement

  • Wound care

  • Dialysis

  • Amputations

  • Post-fracture rehabilitation

  • Total parenteral nutrition

  • Brain injury

  • Pulmonary rehabilitation

  • Stroke

  • Respiratory failure

  • Debility

  • IV therapy


The plan of care is tailored for each individual. A physiatrist (rehabilitation physician) provides oversight and works closely with the medical doctor, therapy staff and nursing staff to help patients achieve their goals. Patients receive:

  • Therapy services, available during the week and on weekends

  • Coordinated care by a comprehensive, interdisciplinary team that includes physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, therapeutic recreation, respiratory therapy, social work, dietary assistance and medicine management

  • Community reintegration sessions and home assessments to ensure a safe transition to the home environment

  • All participants must be financially eligible and 18 years or older. Additional admission requirements for our rehab programs offered on the HICU include the following:

Acute Rehab

  • Participate in 3 hours of therapy daily

  • Receive at least 2 disciplines of therapy

  • Pre-approved by Physiatrist prior to admission

  • Make functional gains in a reasonable period of time

Medical Rehab

  • Receive at least 2 disciplines of therapy

  • Progressing towards functional goals


  • Physiatry consult/approval into program

  • Minimum JFK score of 5 at admission (at discretion of Physiatrist)

  • Minimum JFK of 4, two week trial initiated

  • Less then one year onset date of injury

Rehabilitation Therapies

  • Occupational therapy helps patients acquire skills of daily living, including eating, bathing, dressing, toileting and cooking

  • Speech-language therapy helps improve swallowing, communication and cognition

  • Respiratory therapy is provided 24 hours a day and focuses on regaining the ability to breathe independently

  • Therapeutic recreation provides programs and activities designed to meet the physical, cultural, intellectual, social, emotional and creative needs of patients