Rehabilitation Services at Banner Estrella Medical Center
Banner Estrella Medical Center is committed to making a difference in people’s lives through excellent rehabilitative care.
Combining medical technology, clinical and rehabilitative expertise and compassionate care, Banner Estrella works with patients to help them achieve their individual rehabilitation goals.
From post-operative care for orthopedic patients to therapy designed to address specific needs, Banner Estrella serves patients at all stages of recovery during their stay in the hospital.
While at Banner Estrella, patients and family members will work with a number of health care professionals committed to returning patients to their highest level of function as quickly and safely as possible. These include:
- social workers
- case managers
- support staff
Our inpatient rehabilitation services include:
Cardiac Rehabilitation begins in the hospital with low level, progressive physical activity. A cardiac rehabilitation specialist will tailor an individual exercise and diet program to meet each patient’s needs with the goal of improving each patient’s heart performance through exercise, diet, stress reduction and education.
For surgical patients, cardiac rehabilitation begins in the hospital with low level, progressive physical activity. The patient and their family will learn about heart disease and how to manage the patient’s care after he or she is discharged from the hospital.
Occupational Therapy works to improve a patient’s functional daily living skills, including dressing, grooming and eating, as well as improving motor, cognitive and social skills. Occupational therapists help patients relearn functional tasks in different ways and instruct them in the use of adaptive equipment that may make daily tasks easier.
Physical Therapy helps patients improve strength, flexibility and functional movement such as bed mobility, walking and balance. Physical therapists provide mobility evaluation and training and also can instruct patients on the use of assistive devices, prosthetics and wheelchairs.
Speech Therapy uses special techniques to help patients improve their verbal and non-verbal communication skills, problem-solving abilities, concentration, memory and voice quality. Certified speech therapists/pathologists also can help patients improve their ability to safely eat and drink.