UT Southwestern offers one of the nation's premier neurological hospital treatment centers specializing in spinal cord injuries, central nervous system difficulties, and trauma.
The core values for the Rehabilitation Unit are:
- To be the rehabilitation unit of choice for our patients and doctors
- To be the rehabilitation provider of choice to insurers and managed care companies
- To be the employer of choice for employees
Our philosophy is to provide a structured clinical environment that assists patients with achieving their goals. Persons admitted to the Inpatient Rehabilitation Units will participate in three hours of therapy per day (or at least 15 hours per week) with physical therapy, occupational therapy, and/or speech therapy, depending upon their needs. The rehabilitation team will educate patients about their impairment and train families in necessary supportive skills. The program emphasizes the provision of follow-up services to maintain and improve patients’ levels of function, safety, and independence. A discharge plan to include community resources and facility services will be developed by the rehabilitation team to identify opportunities to further patients’ rehabilitation process.
Inpatient Rehabilitation is a unit of the UT Southwestern Neuroscience Division, and is part of the Peter O’Donnell, Jr. Brain Institute.
Along with convenient facilities, we offer some of the latest technologies in rehabilitative medicine, including:
- Bioness H200
- Bioness L300
- Nintendo Wii therapy
- Ekso Exoskeleton
- Body Weight Support System with Treadmill
Your treatment team will custom design a treatment program for you, which will include one-on-one therapy, team activities, and various medical treatments. They'll be assisted by a skilled staff of therapists and registered nurses, many of whom are certified rehabilitation nurses.
We offer a variety of therapies, including:
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Recreational therapy
- Social work/case management
- Nutritional counseling
- Respiratory therapy
- Family rounds
Fully Equipped Facilities
The inpatient rehabilitation units offer private patient rooms and suites, fully equipped therapy gyms, a dining room, and a team conference room. In addition, a specialized "activities of daily living" room is designed to allow patients to practice daily living skills before returning home, such as making a bed, preparing a meal, or doing laundry.