After a serious illness, injury or surgery, regaining strength and mobility may require extra assistance. Rehabilitation provides that bridge to recovery, helping patients maximize their capabilities and quality of life.
Patients may benefit from rehabilitation services if they have experienced a stroke, serious injury, joint repair or replacement, amputation, or have a brain, nervous system or muscular disorder. At DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital, these patients are served by a comprehensive group of specialists from the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R).
Since a patient's recovery may require improvements in several essential areas, such as speech, mobility or cognitive functioning, a coordinated team approach is used. The rehabilitation team at DMC Sinai-Grace includes:
- Physiatrists (physicians specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation)
- Rehabilitation nurses
- Physical therapists
- Occupational therapists
- Speech and language pathologists
- Therapeutic recreation specialists
- Social workers
Treatment for a Range of Patient Needs
DMC Sinai-Grace provides rehabilitation services for many levels of patient needs, including:
The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation was established at Sinai Hospital in 1967. In 1999 the inpatient rehabilitation unit moved into a spacious, newly renovated setting at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital.
For information about DMC Sinai-Grace rehabilitation services, call 313-966-4800.