Rehabilitation in Macon

After joint replacement surgery or to help recover from a stroke or spinal cord injury, rehabilitation services may be recommended. Rehabilitation helps patients overcome functional limitations brought on by injury or illness with a goal of helping each patient achieve the highest level of personal independence possible.

Coliseum Health System offers inpatient rehabilitation at Coliseum Medical Centers, where their center has been recognized as one of the Top Inpatient Rehabilitations Facilities in the United States that returns patients home. Outpatient rehabilitation services are offered on the campus of Coliseum Northside Hospital. Both programs offer patients complete diagnostic and follow-up with the most modern treatment techniques available in a supportive environment.

Rehabilitation is a combination of medical care, therapy and education. Patients increase their strength, knowledge and abilities so they may return to their normal day activities as soon as possible. Designed to help individuals who may have suffered illnesses or injuries, such as strokes, orthopedic fractures and joint replacements, head trauma, spinal cord injuries, amputations and neuromuscular disorders, patients may participate in some of the following therapies:

Physical therapy

A registered physical therapist helps patients work on balance, reduce or eliminate pain, increase strength, restore ability, gait train and learn to use a walker or cane.

Occupational therapy

Focuses on strength and coordination in upper extremities and fine motor skills. Occupational therapists assist patients with daily living activities.

Recreational therapy

Focuses on community reintegration and overcoming environmental barriers. A certified therapeutic recreation specialist helps patients develop the necessary skills and attitudes for participation in a variety of activities.

Speech and language therapy

Focuses on relearning and understanding written and spoken language. A speech/language pathologist may also provide swallowing assessments, education or training.

Rehabilitation nursing

Specially trained rehabilitation nurses assist patients in developing and carrying out treatment plans, relearning former skills and acquiring new ones.

Patient program management

Social workers meet with patients and their families throughout treatment, providing assistance in making adjustments to home and family life. While the professional members of the rehabilitation team are necessary, we realize that ultimately the most important members of the team are the patient and the patient’s family. It’s the family that provides the support network while the patient works hard to achieve