Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center at Memorial Hospital
Memorial Hospital Central
Rehab Patient Care Unit
1400 E. Boulder St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
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Hospital operator: 719-365-5000
Free garage parking & valet
175 S. Union Blvd., Ste. 250
1902 W. Colorado Ave.
415 Rockrimmon Blvd.
3663 Star Ranch Rd.
2999 New Center Pt.
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A rehabilitation program is specifically designed for each individual depending on the injury, disorder, or illness. A multidisciplinary team approach for care and service is the basis of physical medicine and rehabilitation treatment. Multidisciplinary refers to the fact that many different disciplines work together toward a common goal. The team is usually directed by a physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor, with other specialists playing important roles in the treatment and education process. Team members involved depend on many factors, including patient condition, facility resources and insurance coverage for services.
At Memorial, we have a team of more than 250 certified and registered physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors and specialists who provide inpatient and outpatient care for adults and children. The multidisciplinary team providing your care may include, but is not limited to, the following team members:
• patient and family – the patient and family are considered the most important members of the rehabilitation team.
• physical medicine & rehabilitation physician or physiatrist – a board-certified physician who evaluates and treats rehabilitation patients. The physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor or physiatrist is usually the team leader and is responsible for coordinating patient care services with other team members. A physiatrist focuses on restoring function to people with disabilities.
• rehabilitation nurse – a nurse who specializes in rehabilitative care and assists the patient in achieving maximum independence, especially in regards to medical care, prevention of complications, and patient and family education.
• clinical social worker – a professional counselor who acts as a liaison for the patient, family, and rehabilitation treatment team. The social worker helps provide support, and coordinate discharge planning and referrals, and may also help coordinate care with insurance companies.
• physical therapist – a licensed therapist who helps restore function for patients with problems related to movement, muscle strength, exercise, and joint function.
• occupational therapist – a licensed therapist who helps restore function for patients with problems related to activities of daily living (ADLs) including work, school, family, and community/leisure activities.
• speech/language pathologist – a certified therapist who helps restore function for patients with problems related to cognitive, communication, or swallowing issues.
• psychiatrist, psychologist, or neuropsychologist – a physician or counselor who conducts cognitive (thinking and learning) assessments of the patient and helps the patient and family adjust to the disability.
• recreation therapist – a therapist who coordinates therapeutic recreation programs to help promote social skills and leisure activities.
• audiologist – a certified health care professional who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of hearing and hearing loss.
• registered dietitian – a nutritionist who evaluates and provides for the dietary needs of each patient based on the patient's medical needs, eating abilities, and food preferences.
• vocational therapist – a counselor who assists people with disabilities to plan careers and find and keep satisfying jobs.
• exercise physiologist/athletic trainer – a health care professional who specializes in the analysis, improvement, and maintenance of health and fitness, rehabilitation of heart disease and other chronic diseases or disabilities through exercise.
• biofeedback specialist – a health care professional who uses signals from special monitoring equipment to teach you to control certain body functions and their responses.
• orthotist – a health care professional who makes braces or splints used to strengthen or stabilize a part of the body.
• prosthetist – a health care professional who makes and fits artificial body parts, such as an artificial leg or arm.
• case manager – a rehabilitation case manager helps plan, organize, coordinate, and monitor services and resources for the patient.
• respiratory therapist – a licensed therapist who helps treat and restore function for patients with airway and breathing problems.
• massage therapist – a licensed therapist who practices soft tissue manipulation with physical (anatomical), functional (physiological), and in some cases psychological purposes and goals.
• chaplain – a spiritual counselor who helps patients and families during crisis periods and helps serve as a liaison between the hospital and the home church or place of worship.
Our team works together to determine:
• the patient's plan of care
• the patient's progress
• short- and long-term goals
• length of stay
• patient and family education needs
• discharge planning
Often, team communication and planning is shared with insurance companies and case managers to assist in discharge planning, use of resources and continuation of care.
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