Rehabilitation services at Weiss Memorial Hospital include one-on-one care by highly skilled professionals, resulting in better patient outcomes and superior patient satisfaction. Pictured right: Weiss physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists (physiatrists) Rahul Sharma, M.D., and Christopher Papa, D.O.
Medical direction is provided by physiatrists who have specialized training in physical medicine and rehabilitation. In addition, several of our nurses and therapists have specialty certifications in the rehabilitation field.
Weiss physiatrist, Rahul Sharma, M.D., recently discussed the benefits of chiropractic care as part of a comprehensive approach to recovery, as seen on Chicago Health Magazine. Read the article
The cornerstone of our rehab program is a 26-bed rehabilitation unit for patients who need intensive inpatient rehabilitation. Typical patients we treat in our inpatient rehabilitation unit include:
- Orthopedic patients
- Joint replacements
- Hip fractures
- Neurological patients
- Acute stroke
- Multiple sclerosis
- Brain injury
- Spinal pathology
- Deconditioned and medically complex patients
- Cardiac patients
- Pulmonary patients
services at Weiss incorporate three disciplines: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy. Physical Therapy
helps patients gain strength and mobility through exercises and activities designed especially for their needs. Physical Therapy is designed to help restore and maintain optimal physical function, wellness and fitness, and quality of life. Occupational Therapy
is designed to help patients regain maximum independence in the basic skills essential to daily life. These may include eating, dressing, bathing or other self-care activities. They may also include household activities such as cooking and laundry, and leisure interests such as bowling, gardening or painting. Speech Therapy
(or speech language pathology) targets deficit areas such as speech and language disorders, cognitive impairments, voice pathologies and swallowing disorders. These may occur as a result of a stroke, head injury, neurological diseases, head and neck cancer or general deconditioning.