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Your Therapy Team

  • A journey begins with a one step, and whether you take it on your own, or with assistance, it is a positive move toward your recovery. Your compassionate, caring patient care team at TriHealth Rehabilitation Hospital is committed to helping you move well beyond that first step. We will help restore your health, functionality, mobility and independence, and we will prepare you to successfully return to your home, family, work and community.

    TriHealth Rehab’s interdisciplinary team of rehabilitation specialists customizes a comprehensive program to meet your needs, goals and expectations. We also offer the support to help you understand your condition, strengths, limitations and possibilities for the future.

    Below is a list of some therapy team members.

    Physicians

    Treatment teams are be led by a physiatrist, a board-certified physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Occasionally a patient’s condition will require a specialist, in which case, we’ll consult doctors whose specialties include internal medicine, kidney disease and wound care.

    Rehabilitation Nurses

    Our rehabilitation nurses provide comprehensive care, 24 hours a day. They possess specialized knowledge and clinical skills to care for individuals with physical disabilities and chronic illnesses. Our nurses assist patients with medications and self-care, reinforce the techniques learned in therapy and provide patients and family members with educational information. Our rehabilitation nurses also encourage patients to handle as much of their own care as functionally possible. Our goal is to teach independence and encourage patients to achieve their highest potential.

    Occupational Therapist

    Occupational therapists (OT) assess a patient’s functional limits and develop an individualized treatment plan to enhance the patient’s independence in daily living and self-care skills, work readiness, visual and cognitive skills, and performance and leisure activities. The OT’s holistic approach focuses on patient goals to integrate occupation-based activity into the rehabilitation process.

    Physical Therapist

    Physical therapists (PT) assess a patient’s muscle function and strength, joint flexibility and range of motion, balance and coordination, posture, endurance, and motor functioning. 

    Speech Pathologist

    Speech-language pathologists work with patients to improve communication and swallowing problems resulting from trauma, stroke, brain injury and other neurologic conditions. Our speech therapists are trained in Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing or FEES), an evaluation for severe swallowing disorders, and Vital Stim an assessment and treatment for dysphagia (or trouble swallowing).

    Respiratory Therapist

    Respiratory therapists assess and treat patients with acute and chronic heart and lung disorders. They will:

    • administer a patient’s aerosol-based respiratory medications
    • assess lung capacity
    • monitor equipment related to cardiopulmonary therapy
    • manage artificial airway systems such as a tracheostomy
    • provide educational information to the patient and his/her loved one’s

     

    Psychologist

    Psychologists in the rehabilitation setting administer neurological or psychological assessments, evaluating and attending to memory and other cognitive functions. They also review and address how patients handle the emotional impact of disability-related issues. The psychologist’s goal is to help individuals with disabilities and chronic health conditions improve their quality of life.  

    Clinical Dietitian

    The rehabilitation process requires plenty of energy. Our registered dietitians create a nutrition plan that is individualized for each patient’s needs. The treatment plan includes food-based dietary recommendations, nutritional supplements to correct deficiencies, and educational information for patients and their families. Nutritional plans emphasize a collaborative approach between the patient and family to restore mental and physical wellness.  

    Case Management

    Case managers assist patients and their families by providing information on community support, transportation and discharge planning. They collaborate with the patient, family, health care team, payors, community agencies and legal representatives to ensure continuity of patient care throughout the rehabilitation stay.