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Acute Rehabilitation

If injury or illness compromise the quality of life for you or a loved one, the Methodist Acute Rehabilitation Center can help. We focus on maximizing your function and independence through comprehensive rehabilitation and education, with a commitment to getting you back to your community.

Why Methodist?

Our treatment teams are led by board-certified physicians who have specialized training in physical medicine and rehabilitation. You, your family or caregiver, and our specialists form a team with the ultimate goal of letting you continue to enjoy the best quality of life possible. We believe that you and your family should be an integral part of determining what’s meaningful and important for you to achieve. Together, we’ll meet and establish goals for your recovery.


Cindy Sharp, Therapeutic Recreation, works with a patient in the Acute Center Rehab at Methodist Hospital

We serve patients with medical or physical impairments due to illness or injury, including:

  • Amputation
  • Brain injury
  • Multiple traumas
  • Neurological conditions
  • Orthopedic conditions
  • Pulmonary and cardiac disorders
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke

Methodist Acute Rehabilitation Center

Our 22-bed inpatient rehabilitation facility offers:

  • A comprehensive team approach that includes the patient and family in developing individualized goals to maximize the patient's success
  • 24-hour rehabilitation nursing, including certified rehabilitation registered nurses (CRRN)
  • Rehabilitation physicians available 24 hours per day, including an on-site medical director
  • Physical, occupational, speech and therapeutic recreation therapists who participate in annual education that’s specific to strokes, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries and amputations
  • One-on-one treatment sessions with licensed physical, occupational and speech therapy staff
  • Home evaluations to ensure that the patient and family are safe and prepared to return home
  • Community reintegration to ensure that the patient and family are comfortable to return to community activities
  • Education for the patient and family

State-of-the-Art Care

The Methodist Acute Rehabilitation Center provides cutting-edge therapy equipment and technology, including:

  • LiteGait: A device used on a treadmill or over the ground that allows a patient’s weight to be lifted – encouraging them to walk while improving balance and posture
  • Bioness L300: An electrical stimulation device for the lower extremities that assists in activating nerves and muscles to lift the foot when a patient is experiencing foot drop while walking
  • Dynavision: A device that assists with the treatment of patients experiencing deficits in vision, hand-eye coordination, reaction time, upper extremity range of motion and balance
  • Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation: A device that transmits an electrical impulse to cause a muscle contraction and allow movement in an impaired extremity
  • iPads: Used for speech therapy to improve a patient’s cognition and communication

Your Team

 Mary Belford, Recreational Therapist, works with a patient in the Acute Center Rehab at Methodist Hospital

Depending on your recovery needs, rehabilitation team members may include:

  • Physiatrists/rehabilitation physicians
  • A care coordinator
  • A medical social worker
  • Rehabilitation nurses
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech and language therapists
  • Therapeutic recreation therapists
  • An admission coordinator
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Neuro optometrists
  • Behavioral health professionals
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Spiritual care staff members

Stroke Program

The Methodist Hospital Stroke Program brings together a team of specialists, including physicians, nurses and therapists who are focused on stroke treatment and recovery. We provide individual care and education specific to the needs of the stroke survivor and family. Through specialized physical, speech and occupational therapy, we help patients recover independence and function to lead as productive a life as possible.

Stroke survivors and their family members and caregivers are invited to join our Stroke Support Group. Our mission is to provide education, encouragement, hope and understanding for survivors and the people who love and care for them. For more information, please call (402) 312-4749 or (402) 354-4461.

Acute Rehabilitation Services Are Located at These Locations:

Awards and Accreditations 

Methodist is dedicated to creating better care, outcomes and experiences for you and those you love. We are honored to be recognized for excellence in care.
American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines Gold Plus for Stroke logo
American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines Gold Plus Achievement Award for Stroke Care
Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities gold seal
Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities Gold Seal
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