Inpatient Rehab

Get Back to Living a Full Life

Every illness and injury requiring rehabilitation is unique, and so are you. Should a person experience a physical, life-changing event, Baptist Inpatient Rehab Centers can help provide a comprehensive recovery.

A sudden change in the ability to perform daily activities can severely affect the quality of life. Our focus is on patients' physical and emotional well-being by bringing together a team of highly trained professionals to deal with every aspect of treatment and recovery.

To learn more about our Inpatient Rehab Centers, please call 210-29-REHAB (210-297-3422).

Why Choose Baptist Inpatient Rehab Centers?

Our team offers special attention to ensure that individualized care is based on each patient’s cultural and language preference, gender or gender identity and ability to learn. Our inpatient rehabilitation program features:

  • Board-certified rehabilitation physicians who lead the rehab teams, which include:
    • Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurses (CRRN)
    • Therapists with advanced training and certifications in stroke, neuro therapy, orthopedics and amputee rehabilitation
  • A minimum of three hours of therapy to include at least two of the following: physical, occupational and speech therapy at a minimum of five days a week
  • A personalized treatment plan based on your needs
  • Family and caregiver training
  • Home evaluations, in which staff evaluates your needs and makes recommendations for home equipment/alterations
  • Community reintegration activities to better prepare you to function in the community
  • Psychological services and pastoral care to help you cope with lifestyle changes or spiritual needs
  • Hospital-based services such as case management, wound care, hyperbarics and dialysis are available throughout the patient’s stay
  • Patient and family education on issues related to limb loss and complications, post-discharge follow-up program, diabetic education, certified peer mentor program and a multidisciplinary follow-up clinic
  • Other services such as orthotics, prosthetics, audiology, driver re-education, rehab engineering, vocational counseling and training, wheelchair and seating evaluations, chemical use/abuse/dependency counseling and psychiatry are available by referral to outside agencies

What Is an Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility?

Inpatient rehabilitation facilities are specialty hospitals or parts of acute care hospitals that offer closely supervised rehabilitation therapy to patients with various musculoskeletal and orthopedic medical conditions.

Our San Antonio facilities provide intensive rehabilitation. They are specifically designed to help you get back, keep or improve abilities that may have been affected or lost following a disease or injury.

Therapists and rehabilitation workers include occupational and physical therapists, orthotists, physiotherapists, prosthetists, psychologists, rehabilitation and technical assistants.

What Is the Difference Between Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy?

Occupational therapy (OT) and physical therapy (PT) are both types of rehabilitative care. OT focuses on improving the motor skills you need to perform specific tasks, such as picking up objects or getting dressed. PT aims to restore or improve your movement, strength and range of motion and to reduce pain through targeted exercises, stretches and other methods.

Who Qualifies for Rehabilitation?

Common conditions that require rehabilitation include:

  • Chronic pain, including back and neck pain
  • Injuries and trauma, including burns, fractures, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injuries
  • Stroke
  • Severe infections
  • Major surgery
  • Congenital disabilities and genetic disorders
  • Developmental disabilities

What Conditions Does Orthopedic Rehabilitation Treat?

Orthopedic rehabilitation can be a primary or complementary treatment for people with medical conditions that affect or hinder their ability to move and function physically in their daily lives.

Some of the most common conditions that can be treated by orthopedic rehabilitation include:

  • Plantar Fasciitis - a condition when the plantar fascia tissue on the bottom of the foot that connects the heel bone to the toes becomes swollen or inflamed
  • Foot and ankle deformities
  • Fractures – a break in the bone
  • Joint pain and arthritis
  • Tendon or ligament injury
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – a condition that can lead to numbness, tingling, weakness or muscle damage in the hand and fingers
  • Bursitis - inflammation of the cushioning pads around joints
  • Dislocated shoulder
  • Frozen shoulder – a shoulder condition that limits your range of motion
  • Hip fracture
  • Lower back pain
  • Knee instability
  • Herniated or slipped disk – a condition that occurs when all or part of a disk moves out of place or break open from injury or strain
  • Spine injury
  • Scoliosis – an abnormal curving of the spine
  • Spinal stenosis – a condition that causes narrowing in the spine, which puts pressure on the nerves and spinal cord
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Lyme disease – a disease transmitted to humans through the bite of infected black-legged ticks. The infection can spread to the joints, heart and nervous system if left untreated
  • Muscular dystrophy - a hereditary disease that damages and weakens muscles due to the lack of the protein dystrophin. This condition causes problems with walking, swallowing and muscle coordination
  • Parkinson’s disease – a movement disorder that occurs when the nerve cells in the brain do not produce enough dopamine. Symptoms include trembling of hands, arms, legs, jaw and face that gradually begin on one side of the body then affect both sides later on
  • Stroke – this condition occurs when the blood flow to the brain is blocked, causing lasting brain damage, long-term disability or even death

The overall goal of rehabilitation is for patients to get their abilities back and regain their independence. But these goals differ for each person and depend on tha cause of the problem; whether it is ongoing or temporary, what type of abilities have been lost and how severe the issue is.

A person who suffered from stroke may need rehabilitation to dress or bathe on their own, while a person who has advanced diabetes may need to undergo rehabilitation for the provision of prosthesis and gait training after a limb amputation to be able to function well in daily life.

The types of treatments that may be in a treatment plan include the following:

  • Assistive tools, equipment and products that help people who have lost mobility. Common examples of assistive tools include crutches, prostheses, orthoses, wheelchairs and tricycles
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Treatment for pain
  • Cryotherapy and thermotherapy - treats musculoskeletal pain and swelling
  • Exercise therapy including strengthening, mobility or balance-building exercises
  • Electrical stimulation to treat pain
  • Traction - takes the pressure off compressed or damaged joints
  • Hydrotherapy – uses water therapy such as performing exercises in a pool or whirlpool
  • Soft tissue manipulation – help reduce pain and decrease muscle tension using hands-on techniques on the muscles, ligaments and fascia to optimize function
  • Joint mobilization – a manual technique where a therapist moves your joint firmly and carefully in the desired direction
  • Kinesiology taping – the application of therapeutic adhesive tapes to specific areas of the body to decompress trigger points, boost circulation, improve lymphatic drainage and reduce pain and inflammation.

Our rehabilitation centers are located in four hospitals:

  • Baptist Medical Center
  • North Central Baptist Hospital
  • Northeast Baptist Hospital
  • St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital

Learn More

For more information about our inpatient services, call 29-REHAB (297-3422).

Inpatient Rehab Scope of Services

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