Specialized Therapy Programs

We recognize the unique needs of our patients and offer many specialized programs to meet them. Our programs are for adults ages 18 and over.

Brain Injury Program

When a person has had a brain injury, the uncertainty of the recovery process may feel overwhelming. The brain affects everything a person does. And because no two brain injuries are alike, it's difficult to know what lasting effects the injury may have. With so much at stake, you want to know you or your loved one will receive the best care.

The Brain Injury Unit at the WellSpan Surgery & Rehabilitation Hospital features a secure eight-bed unit for individuals who have sustained a brain injury. The dedicated treatment team recognizes that each person we serve is unique, with distinct symptoms and challenges. The multidisciplinary team focuses on functional assessment, therapeutic intervention and community reintegration to help each patient reach their goals and realize their full potential. The team utilizes the following interventions in the treatment of brain injury patients:

  • Specialized vision testing and consultation with a behavioral optometrist to address any visual problems as a result of brain injury
  • Specialized speech language services
  • Balance and mobility training with specialized equipment 
  • Specialized equipment to address arm and hand use, coordination and integration of cognitive and motor function

Amputee Program

People can lose all or part of an arm or leg for a number of reasons. An amputation may be the result of a traumatic injury, it may be a planned operation to prevent the spread of disease or it may be the result of a birth defect.  Whatever the case, an amputation can cause a sense of uncertainty and confusion in patients and their families.

Getting you, or your loved one, back to daily life following limb amputation is the goal of the WellSpan Surgery & Rehabilitation Hospital’s Amputee Program.  Our multidisciplinary team is trained in the specific needs of upper and lower extremity amputees and will help you recognize and attain your full potential after limb loss.

Our therapy team focuses on helping you gain independence after limb loss through:

  • Proper wound healing
  • Development of the best treatment plan to reduce your pain.  
  • Social/emotional management 
  • Education for you and your family to optimally prepare for and/or use a prosthesis

We provide each patient with an individualized treatment plan based on a comprehensive evaluation by expert professionals and through a network of clinical and technical resources.  Your treatment plan will be developed based on your stage of adapting to limb loss.  A prosthetist will be available to assist during any phase of rehabilitation.

  • Post-operative phase – initial phase of healing and rehabilitation after amputation
  • Pre-prosthetic training phase – the phase to prepare residual limb and entire body for prosthetic use
  • Prosthetic training – phase to return to independence in life with use of a prosthesis

Stroke Program

The multidisciplinary team at the WellSpan Surgery & Rehabilitation Hospital understands that after having a stroke, you are going through more than just recovery, you are learning a new way of life.  Our team combines the knowledge of many medical professionals to develop an individualized treatment plan for each patient.  We will work together with you and your family to address the physical, functional and emotional challenges you may face.

We offer the following specialized treatment and equipment: 

  • Neurologically based therapy techniques 
  • Specialized vision testing and consultation with a behavioral optometrist 
  • Specialized speech language services
  • Balance and mobility training with specialized equipment
  • Specialized equipment to address arm and hand use, coordination and integration of cognitive and motor function

Rehabilitation doesn't reverse the effects of a stroke. Its goals are to build your strength, capability and confidence so you can continue your daily activities despite the effects of your stroke.

Spinal Cord Injury Program

Our team of specialists understands the physical, emotional and practical challenges that you may face if you've had a spinal cord injury. Our multi-disciplinary team takes the time to learn your challenges and goals, and then tailors a comprehensive treatment program to your unique circumstances.

We'll help you become as independent as possible and return to activities that are important to you. In 2017, our inpatient spinal cord programs helped 66 people return to a home or home-like setting following spinal cord injury. Our patient outcomes exceed regional and national averages. 81.8 percent of our patients with spinal cord injuries go home, compared to a national average of 73.1 percent.

As part of your inpatient rehabilitation, you can practice daily living skills in a specialized treatment space, as well as practice standing and walking with the aid of our extensive ceiling mounted technology.

When your inpatient stay is over, if needed you can continue to receive outpatient therapy through our continuum of care. We offer comprehensive outpatient services at WSRH.

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