Requirements for Admission

  • Requires at least two therapies (Physical therapy and occupational and/or speech therapy)
  • Must tolerate three hours of therapy per day, five to six days per week
  • Requires daily monitoring by a physician and 24-hour nursing care
  • Demonstrates medical stability, motivation and cognitive ability to participate in an intensive therapy program
  • Patients are expected to return home with family support and an identified caregiver
  • Each patient is required to have non-skid shoes for the gym and regular clothing

Common diagnoses include, but are not limited to: stroke, spinal cord injury, amputation, major multiple trauma, brain injury, burns, bilateral joint replacement, arthritis affecting two or more weight-bearing joints, systemic vasculitides with joint inflammation and other neurological disorders (i.e. multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, Guillian Barre and Parkinson’s disease)

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