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Rehabilitation Services

Your First Choice for Rehabilitation

If you or someone you love needs rehabilitation due to injury or illness, Methodist Healthcare stands ready to help you on the road to recovery.

Methodist Healthcare has conveniently located rehabilitation centers in San Antonio that provide rehabilitation services with a patient and family centered approach. Our centers are located at the following Methodist Hospital campuses: Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, Northeast Methodist Hospital, Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital and Methodist Texsan Hospital.

Rehabilitation is all about compensating for deficits, adapting to a new way of life and restoring function to allow the patient to return to the highest quality of life possible.

Inpatient Rehabilitation Services

Rehabilitation within a hospital provides treatment that is overseen by specially-trained rehab physicians and nurses. The inpatient rehab team works together to develop a coordinated plan of care designed to meet each patient’s medical and rehabilitation needs.

Learn more about Inpatient Rehabilitaiton Services here.

Outpatient Rehabilitation Services

Within Methodist Healthcare, the outpatient rehabilitation teams operate with the goal of helping adult and pediatric patients achieve functional independence and improve the quality of their lives through physical therapy and lifestyle coaching. Our therapists build on small successes, creating a solid foundation for maximized function over the course of speech therapy, physical therapy and occupational therapy.

Methodist Hospital is home to a conveniently located, advanced outpatient rehabilitation clinic that allows for one-on-one, direct patient interaction by a highly trained, licensed staff. The clinic is located in the Oak Hills Medical Office Building on the campus of Methodist Hospital. Click below to learn more.

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The rehabilitation team consists of physical, occupational and speech therapists, rehabilitation nurses, case managers and physicians who collaborate with patients and their loved ones, to create a treatment plan that focuses on potential, not limitations.

Upon completion of the rehabilitation program, the team will assist in making arrangements for equipment, medical care or other services that can enhance your return to independence.

We welcome you to tour our rehabilitation centers and meet our team.

Please feel free to call (210) 785-5900 if you need information about our program.

Occupational therapy addresses a person's ability to perform basic self-care and independent living skills at their highest level of independence. Our occupational therapists address disabilities relate to upper extremity function, cognition and psychosocial adjustment to their environment. Occupational therapy in rehabilitation settings addresses:

  • Self-care needs: dressing, bathing, toileting, grooming, feeding
  • Balance issues: sitting balance, standing balance
  • Cognitive skills: problem solving, memory, attention, judgment
  • Independent living skills: cooking, cleaning, money management
  • Psychosocial issues: stress management, adjustment to illness
  • Upper extremity rehab: range of motion, strength, sensation
  • Sensory integration

Occupational therapists are responsible for assisting patients to maximize their level of independence for performing daily tasks.

Physical therapy addresses the patient's rehabilitation to return to functional mobility, improvement of musculoskeletal coordination and management of pain. Specifically, physical therapy provides:

  • Gait training: retraining to improve the quality of walking
  • Muscle strengthening and coordination
  • Balance activities for controlled and coordinated movements
  • Pain management
  • Manual therapy: hands-on therapy to improve joint mobility and muscle function
  • Modalities: ultrasound, electrical stimulation, etc.
  • Neuromuscular facilitation: hands-on work used to stimulate muscle function

Physical therapists working in a rehabilitation setting integrate their knowledge of joint and muscle function with deficits in the patient's mobility to return them to their highest level of functional movement.

Our speech pathologists are here for patients who need speech therapy, a type of therapy that addresses communication and feeding. The patient's ability to communicate their needs is almost as basic as their ability to feed themselves. Speech pathologists address:

  • Dysphagia: impaired feeding/swallowing strategies
  • Oral motor control: treatment to improve function of the mouth
  • Neurological communication deficits: difficulty speaking after a stroke, etc...
  • Cognitive deficits: memory, reading, problem solving, sequencing
  • Communication compensation: communication boards, sign language