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Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit

Our Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit provides comprehensive medical rehabilitation through a team-treatment approach to patient care. Our 24-bed Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit is located on the second floor (2N) within South Georgia Medical Center. We provide comprehensive individualized medical rehabilitation services for patients to gain their highest functional independence in order to return to the community.

The main goal of Inpatient Rehabilitation is to prepare patients for safe discharge from the inpatient rehab setting. The Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit accepts patients who:

  • Need daily access to a physician who will oversee the patient’s medical needs and functional plan of care.
  • Require 24-hour rehabilitative nursing.
  • Are able to tolerate a relatively intense therapy program consisting of at least three hours of therapy (PT, OT or Speech) five days a week.
  • Need at least two types of therapies.
  • Have the ability to achieve rehabilitation goals in a reasonable time frame.

Services Provided:

  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Rehabilitation Nursing
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Recreational Activities
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Social Work/Case Management
  • Psychology
  • Orthotic & Prosthetic Consultations

Other Services Offered Include

Bioness H200
If a stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury or other neurological injury has affected your hand, South Georgia Medical Center has new advanced technology that may improve hand and arm function. This novel stimulation technology may assist to further your recovery.

Bioness L300
Do you desire to walk more naturally? South Georgia Medical Center has new advanced technology to improve instability and increased effort during gait. The NESS L300 is intended for treating foot drop associated with a number of conditions, including stroke, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and incomplete spinal cord injury. 

LiteGait
LiteGait techniques is one of the best alternatives for retraining walking after most neurological disorders.

Vital Stim Therapy
VitalStim® Therapy is a special form of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) that helps habilitate and/or re-educate the throat muscles needed for swallowing. Cleared by the FDA in June of 2001 and available to clinicians since 2003, this non-invasive therapy has been used successfully to help thousands regain the pleasures of an oral diet and a higher quality of life.

Additional Information

Inpatient Rehabilitation Patient Information Handbook
Stroke and Head Injury Support Group

Advocacy Information

American Cancer Society
American Diabetes Society
American Heart Association
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
National Stroke Association
Administration on Aging
American Stroke Association
Medicare.gov
National Spinal Cord Injury Association
Stroke Center
Brain Injury Association of America