Center for Rehabilitation
Center for Rehabilitation
Center for Rehabilitation
Every time a patient gets better, so do we. Helping people of all ages get better is what we do best.
The human body has an almost magical ability to heal itself. But every now and then, it needs some specialized help. That’s where we come in. At the Center for Rehabilitation at Medical City, we not only help patients recover from illness, injury or surgery, we set the standard for rehabilitation in North Texas.
For starters, we’re adept at healing all kinds of injuries for all kinds of patients, from pediatric through adult. We have dedicated therapists for virtually every specialty. Neurological. Orthopedic. Transplant. Cardiovascular. No wound is too deep. No condition is too serious.
The fact that our Center is located on the Medical City campus is another advantage for our patients. Stroke patients, for instance, have access to a variety of on-site specialists in the event a crisis occurs. It’s also easier to do swallow studies on dysphagia patients because radiologists and speech therapists work down the hall from one another, not down the street.
In addition to expert physicians and the very latest equipment, the Center for Rehabilitation offers a multidisciplinary team that helps patients in their efforts to get better. This team includes case managers, post-operation educators and insurance experts to precertify all procedures.
Healing, after all, is what medicine is all about, and the same is true for the Center for Rehabilitation at Medical City.
The Center for Rehabilitation at Medical City has a spacious Rehabilitation Services department, located in Building C -- Suite 240, that offers outpatient rehabilitation for adults and children. While at the Center for Rehabilitation, patients have access to Medical City's wide range of inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and specialty services.
Our program of rehabilitation helps to improve the quality of life through enhancing personal independence. The patient and family are the most important members of the team. By working closely with the rehabilitation team, they design an individual treatment plan that encompasses all of the patients needs.
Our Outpatient Rehabilitation Services Include:
The physical therapist evaluates and treats functional mobility problems, such as impaired balance and walking. The physical therapist also assesses strength, range of motion, muscle tone and prescribes specific treatments to address any deficits. Equipment needs are evaluated and appropriate recommendations are made.
The occupational therapist evaluates and treats deficits in problem solving as well as motor skills and activities of daily living. The occupational therapist also addresses range of motion, strength limitations and adaptive equipment needs.
Speech / Language Pathology
The speech and language pathologist evaluates the receptive and expressive speech / language skills of the patient. They also evaluate feeding, swallowing and oral motor control. Recommendations regarding speech therapy, feeding, swallowing strategies or augmentative communication may also be provided.
Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation
The therapists working in this area have advanced training in the treatment of hand and upper extremity injuries, surgeries and syndromes. A comprehensive range of conditions is treated. Some of the conditions include repetitive stress syndrome and work related injuries, tendon and nerve injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dequervain's Syndrome, epicondylitis and fractures.
Manual Lymph Drainage / Combined Decongestive Therapies
Manual Lymph Drainage is an effective, gentle, hands-on skin technique that works to reduce the swelling in limbs by removing excess fluid and reducing any fibrotic build up caused by lymphedema. Secondary lymphedema can develop in patients that have had a mastectomy or lumpectomy; axillary or inguinal node dissection; gynecological, kidney, prostate, colon, melanoma or other cancer surgery and/or radiation therapy. It can occur anytime after cancer therapy including during postoperative care and months or years later. It also develops pathways that continue this process after the therapy is completed.
Pediatric and Adult Dysphagia Treatment
Our dysphagia team consists of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists that are involved in the evaluation and treatment of pediatric and adult dysphagia. The therapist evaluates the feeding, swallowing and oral motor control of the patient and makes recommendations regarding feeding and swallowing strategies.
Most Common Wounds Treated – Diabetic foot ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, chronic nonhealing wounds (wounds that have not healed significantly in one month).
The Referral Process
There are several ways to refer patients to the Outpatient Rehabilitation Center at Medical City:
- Referrals for therapy can be faxed to the reception desk at 972-566-5752.
- Patients can bring a referral for therapy to the reception desk on their first visit.
- The physician's office can call the rehabilitation center reception desk with orders for a patient's treatment, and then either fax, mail or send the prescription with the patient.
For information or referrals, please call 972-566-7221.
Additional Rehabilitation Programs:
- Joint Replacement Program and Pre-Op Education
- Manual Therapy
- Incontinence and biofeedback Therapy
- VitalStim® Therapy for Pediatrics and Adults Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Feeding Therapy
- Vocal Cord Dysfunction
- Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT®)
- Handwriting Without Tears®