Banner Gateway Medical Center offers an assortment of inpatient rehabilitation services.
From minor deficits to conditions affecting an individual’s ability to live and function independently, Banner Gateway cares for patients with various rehabilitative needs.
Following is a list of rehabilitation therapies offered at Banner Gateway Medical Center:
- Occupational Therapy works to improve a patient’s functional daily living skills including dressing, grooming and eating, as well as to improve motor, cognitive and social skills. Occupational therapists also specialize in increasing strength and movement of the hands and upper extremities. They 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 achieve maximum independence and mobility by improving 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, orthotics, prosthetics and wheelchairs.
- Speech Therapy, also referred to as speech pathology, 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 with swallowing disorders, known as dysphagia, to improve their ability to safely eat and drink.