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Inpatient Therapy

Infirmary Health’s Inpatient Therapy Services offer a range of rehabilitation interventions including physical, occupational and speech therapy. Patients may benefit from therapy services after a surgery, stroke, heart attack, fall, chronic conditions or other issues, causing generalized weakness. While an inpatient at one of our facilities, our therapists develop a specialized treatment plan intended to get the patient back to being as healthy and independent as possible. Our therapists treat patients of all ages and in all areas of our facilities, including neonatal, ICU, cardiac, orthopedic, neurological and senior behavioral health units. With an interdisciplinary team approach, we strive to optimize our patients’ recovery during their stay and to assist in a safe and beneficial discharge plan.

Acute rehabilitation is provided in Mobile County at Mobile Infirmary, Long-Term Acute Care Hospital and J.L. Bedsole Rotary Rehabiliation Hospital as well as in Baldwin County at Thomas Hospital, Colony Rehabilitation Hospital and North Baldwin Infirmary.

Physical Therapy

The goal of physical therapy is to help patients relieve pain and inflammation while improving strength, balance and functional independence. As movement experts, physical therapists utilize hands-on care, prescribed exercise and patient education to relieve physical impairments and improve quality of life. Our therapists work closely with physicians to optimize our patients’ recovery. This includes taking a lead role in the early mobility program in the ICUs and evaluating most patients on day of surgery after undergoing a spine or total joint replacement surgery.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy addresses a patient's meaningful occupations when they are unable to fully participate in them due to weakness or an injury. These include self-care activities of daily living (ADLs) such as toileting, grooming, dressing, eating, bathing, shower transfers and toilet transfers. An occupational therapist may address decreased ADLs with treatments that include muscle strengthening, endurance training, balance activities, ADL training and transfer training.

Speech Language Pathology

Speech Therapy is part of the recovery process following an injury or illness to help patients with the ability to communicate with their family and friends. A speech therapist will evaluate the patient’s memory, problem solving, judgement and other areas of cognition in order to make sure they are safe to return home and maintain independence. A speech therapist will also access how patients eat and drink by assessing their ability to swallow food and liquids safely.

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