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Rehabilitation Services

Breath of Fresh Air

After nine lung doctors, James Seymore finds relief in rehab at Saint Luke’s East Hospital

Improve Movement and Communication

LSVT® therapies help patients manage Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions

Cancer patients can recover more fully–and more completely

Our multidisciplinary team helps cancer survivors overcome the physical and emotional challenges that can follow diagnosis and treatment

Emergency surgery or elective procedures, chronic disease or sudden illnesses, patients end up in the hospital for all sorts of reasons. No matter what brings you to Saint Luke’s, it’s likely our inpatient and outpatient therapists will help you get back to your best self.

One team, nine locations

Our nine metro and regional hospitals are staffed with specially-trained physical, occupational, and speech-language therapists.

Many of our therapists have advanced certification in specific areas, including stroke, cardiopulmonary, orthopedic, wound care, and complex medical cases. They will work closely with each other—and with your doctors—to provide comprehensive and coordinated care. They will motivate you, challenge you, and push you to get better.

Meet our team

Starting shortly after you're admitted, our team of experts will begin mapping out a care plan to restore your functionality as quickly and completely as possible. Your team may include:

  • Physical therapists—who focus on returning you to your prior state of strength, flexibility, and balance through the use of exercises and adaptive equipment.
  • Occupational therapists—who help restore upper extremity function, fine motor skills, along with daily living and work skills.
  • Speech therapists—who target problems with swallowing, communication, and cognition.

Key programs

Saint Luke’s provides a full continuum of specialized inpatient and outpatient rehab and is recognized as a regional leader for several programs that provide a seamless transition between inpatient and outpatient therapy. These programs include:

A stronger you

The Saint Luke’s rehabilitation team will move you toward greater strength, flexibility, and independence—no matter your condition. Our professionals have experience and expertise in treating patients recovering from or coping with:

  • Amputation
  • Arthritis
  • Brain and spinal cord injury
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac issues
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Pulmonary issues
  • Repetitive motion injury
  • Stroke
  • Total joint replacement or other orthopedic surgery
  • Trauma
  • Weakness and deconditioning due to hospitalization

Inpatient, outpatient, or at your home

The strength of Saint Luke’s rehab team is our ability to provide a full continuum of services—in every inpatient and outpatient setting. That includes:

  • Intensive care units
  • Medical-surgical units
  • Specialized rehabilitation units
  • Home health services
  • Outpatient clinics

 

 

  • For three decades, breathing troubles followed James Seymore as he and his wife moved from one place to another.

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  • Professional athletes and musicians have something in common: They both live to play. And something else: The wrong injury means they never will again. That's what happened—almost—to Linda Thomssen, a violinist with the Kansas City Symphony for 27 seasons. Not once, not twice, but three times.

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  • It felt like the flu. He was achy and exhausted. And then suddenly, it didn't feel like the flu. It felt much worse. One minute 36-year-old Todd Burd was walking, the next minute he couldn't. “It was devastating,” said Burd. It got worse. Within a matter of days, Burd was paralyzed from the eyes down. Burd had contracted Guillain-Barré Syndrome, which short circuits the immune system and weakens the nerves. A common result is paralysis, which can last for years.

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  • 06/28/2017 - 10:00am
    Saint Luke's North Hospital–Barry Road

    This class is designed for the person that is going to have joint replacement surgery. Items discussed include getting ready for surgery, the surgical procedure, what to expect after surgery, physical & occupational therapy, possible complications and ways to prevent, and life after hospitalization. People not scheduled for surgery but wanting more information before they make the decision for surgery may also attend.

    4th Floor Conference Room.

  • 07/05/2017 - 10:00am
    Saint Luke's North Hospital–Barry Road

    This class is designed for the person that is going to have joint replacement surgery. Items discussed include getting ready for surgery, the surgical procedure, what to expect after surgery, physical & occupational therapy, possible complications and ways to prevent, and life after hospitalization. People not scheduled for surgery but wanting more information before they make the decision for surgery may also attend.

    4th Floor Conference Room.

  • 07/12/2017 - 10:00am
    Saint Luke's North Hospital–Barry Road

    This class is designed for the person that is going to have joint replacement surgery. Items discussed include getting ready for surgery, the surgical procedure, what to expect after surgery, physical & occupational therapy, possible complications and ways to prevent, and life after hospitalization. People not scheduled for surgery but wanting more information before they make the decision for surgery may also attend.

    4th Floor Conference Room.

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